James City County celebrates Ice Cream Month

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July is National Ice Cream Month. (Stock image)
July is National Ice Cream Month. (Stock image)

July is National Ice Cream Month and James City County is celebrating with its own list of top places to sample the frozen treat.

The month-long holiday was created in 1984, when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation, calling for all people of the United States to celebrate the dessert with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

“Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food,” Reagan wrote. “It enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food.”

In the spirit of Reagan’s passion for ice cream, James City County has released a list of eight local joints that offer a wide selection of frozen favorites. Here are the county’s suggestions:

1.) Ben and Jerry’s at the Williamsburg Premium Outlet

2.) Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Williamsburg Crossing

3.) Coldstone Creamery on Monticello Avenue

4.) Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt near Lightfoot Marketplace

5.) Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Settler’s Market

6.) Sweet Frog in New Town Williamsburg

7.) Craft 31 (for adult milkshakes with a boozy addition)

8.) Josephine’s Creamery de Chocolat at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Any place not make the list? Let us know in the comments.