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National Ice Cream Day in the Town of Palm Beach

With the Florida summer already in full swing, the blazing sun has left many Town of Palm Beach residents looking for a way to cool off.

Though the Town of Palm Beach is home to some of the best beaches on the Atlantic coast, some might find that a swim in the surf is not enough to beat the South Florida heat and instead head to their local ice cream parlor. It’s no coincidence then that the entire month of July, one of the hottest months of the year, is dedicated to the frozen dessert as National Ice Cream Month.

Ice cream shops can be found on almost every corner now a days, and some people attribute the sweet dairy concoction’s success and popularity in the United States to First Lady Dolley Madison, who served ice cream at her husband’s, President James Madison, inaugural ball all the way back in 1813.

That wasn’t the last time that ice cream received Presidential endorsement; just a little over a hundred and fifty years later, in 1984 to be exact, President Ronald Reagan officially declared that July would be National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of every July to be National Ice Cream day.

The hot weather paired with a national holiday is a terrific reason to get family and friends together and go out for a refreshing scoop, it is almost a patriotic duty. Although it might be tempting to go to down to a dairy queen, there are much better places to indulge in a frosty treat right on the island.

National Ice Cream Day in the Town of Palm Beach

A good place to start on National Ice Cream Day in the Town of Palm Beach is Sprinkles Palm Beach. Opened in 1983, Sprinkles has definitely made its mark in Palm Beach. Since it was featured in Southern Living and People Magazine, where they were ranked number 1 in the country, it is no surprise that their ever expanding list of customers include people like Brooke Shields and Martha Stewart. You can find Sprinkles on 279 Royal Poinciana Way.

Another Town of Palm Beach institution to try on National Ice Cream Day in the Town of Palm Beach is Green’s Pharmacy. A portal to a different era, Green’s Pharmacy was established almost a century ago and is still going strong combining a local drug store with an old school diner. Green’s is the absolute place to go for those who want to satisfy their cravings for old school ice cream treats, such as an ice cream soda or a malted milkshake, that you cannot find anywhere else. You can find greens on 151 N. County Road.

Wherever Palm Beach residents decide to get a scoop of their favorite flavor on the 17th, all that matters is that they are in the National Ice Cream Day spirit and beat the Florida heat.

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