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National Ice Cream Day in Siouxland!


Today is National Ice Cream Day! Yum! National Ice Cream Day was established by President Ronald Reagan as the 3rd Sunday in July in 1984 with these words:
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim July 1984 as National Ice Cream Month and July 15, 1984, as National Ice Cream Day, and I call upon the people of the United States to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

I'm on board with that!

So without further ado, here are some of the best local places in Siouxland to get ice cream:
  • Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor
    • LeMars Iowa
    • Le Mars is the HQ of Wells ice cream and the city has the nickname of "Ice Cream Capital." 
    • Their old fashioned ice cream parlor serves up tons of the same great Wells and Blue Bunny treats you can buy in store, plus some parlor exclusives!
    • The parlor underwent a major renovation, then re-opened in mid-summer 2019. It is cuter than ever, with a gift shop, adorable eating space, rooftop dining, and an immerseive mini museum of ice cream history and ice cream making!
    • You can read my full post about the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor or visit their website to find out more!
  • Billy Boy 
    • Sioux City, IA
    • This vintage drive-thru in Riverside serves up some of Siouxland's best classic milkshakes, along with burgers, fries, and onion chips, so make it a full meal!
    • Visit their Facebook page for more info!
  • Cow & Spoon
    • Vermillion, SD
    • Cute upscale ice creamery in Vermillion with tons of flavor and topping options sure to delight! 
    • Closed on Sunday 7/18/21, but will be open again on Monday 7/19
    • Visit their Facebook page for more info!
  • Dairy Dock
    • Yankton, SD
    • Known for their ice cream and for their broasted chicken! Enough said!
    • Featuring Blueberry Ice Cream for the weekend of 7/16-7/18, 2021
    • Visit their Facebook page for more info!
  • Inside Scoop 
    • Holstein, IA
    • This small town eatery is also on my ice cream bucket list--those who have been vouch for the amazing flavor served up in their ice cream treats!
    • *I can't find any web presence for them whatsoever and cannot confirm they are still open. If anyone has info, please let me know because I'd love to make sure this is updated!
  • Monterrey 
    • Sioux City, IA
    • Rumor has it this Mexican restaurant has Siouxland's best fried ice cream!
    • Check out their Facebook page for more info
  • Udder Delights
    • Wayne, NE
    • This delicious ice cream shop in Wayne serves up delicious cold ice cream in classic sundaes with a wide variety of toppings, including fresh baked brownies
    • If you're the 21+ crowd, check out the "Drunken Udder" options for delicious blends of ice cream and alcohol. 
    • Visit their Facebook page for more info!
  • Velpa
    • South Sioux City, NE
    • This eatery is taking Siouxland by storm with their over the top gourmet ice cream treats. If instagram-worthy, extra decadent ice cream is your style, check out Velpa for sure!
    • Visit their Facebook page for more info!

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