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July is National Ice Cream Month and to celebrate we are giving away Vic’s Ice Cream!!!

July 12, 2011

Here‘s an “Aha“ Moment for those of you who were not aware that July is National Ice Cream Month…In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t know of a kid (or an adult) who doesn’t love ice cream… and especially on a hot summer day!
Ice cream is a staple summertime treat for kids of all ages. And for long time Sacramento residents, Vic’s Ice Cream has been a household name for several generations.
Located in beautiful Land Park, Vic’s has been a family business since 1947 and has been serving some of the best ice cream in Sacramento ever since!
Ice Cream isn’t their only forte, they serve up lunch items and according to some regulars, the hot dog sandwich is fantastic!

We visited this famous ice cream shop after a long morning at Fairytale Town and William Land Park with the kids…and ice cream was exactly what we needed to cool us off from the Sacramento heat.
The kids ordered “kiddie cones”, which are big enough to share (although- there really is NO sharing when it comes to ice cream and a 3 year old). I had to splurge on a chocolate malt (my own personal childhood favorite). The shop is very cute… black and white décor, spinning stools, booths… the typical 50’s Ice Cream shop look. Very kid friendly and the staff was patient and helpful with the little ones.
Because of their popularity, the lunch hours can get quite busy and you may notice a bit longer of a line at that time… but well worth the wait!

And since the hot summer days are upon us, we want to help everyone cool off and enjoy some sweet treats as well.
Just comment on this article with your favorite ice cream flavor and/or favorite Vic’s memory…. 8 lucky winners will get a pack of 5 Free Kiddie Cones to enjoy this summer. Drawing will be held on Friday, July 15th. Good luck and enjoy!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristy permalink
    July 15, 2011 5:17 am

    Mint chip is my fav.!

  2. Stacie permalink
    July 14, 2011 1:20 am

    Vic’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream is the best!!!

  3. brenda gavia permalink
    July 13, 2011 4:45 am

    when i was about 10 years old my besties older sister used to take us there and every time we would get a mint chocolate chip milk shake and a hot dog.. those were the days….love ya

  4. Deana permalink
    July 13, 2011 3:30 am

    I have to choose 1 favorite flavor?? Oh man… Ok well I’ve always loved Mint Chocolate Chip! Yum-o!!

  5. Becky permalink
    July 13, 2011 2:40 am

    The ice cream is the bomb, but also there sandwiches Rock. Love it all.

  6. Clay permalink
    July 13, 2011 2:31 am

    Hotdog sandwich and grape soda followed by a banana split… Yum

  7. July 13, 2011 12:49 am

    Vic’s is the perfect place to go after a trip to the zoo or fairytale town. We have always enjoyed goint there.

  8. Christina Lorentzen permalink
    July 13, 2011 12:20 am

    Haven’t been there in awhile! Gonna have to make a trip!

  9. Katrina permalink
    July 13, 2011 12:18 am

    Rocky road 🙂

  10. terri permalink
    July 13, 2011 12:10 am

    Hopefully my mother is not reading this, although she is an ice cream fanatic. My best memory of Vic’s is sneaking out of Sunday school to go to the street for ice cream! Mint chocolate chip!!

  11. Juliana permalink
    July 12, 2011 11:54 pm

    Peppermint stick got me through my pregnancy with Natalie and raspberry ribbon got me through a September due date with Alena! Love Vic’s and Natalie loves their off the menu item- hotdog starburst! 🙂

  12. jennifer tracy permalink
    July 12, 2011 11:49 pm

    my favorite? vanilla bean and if there are chocolate cupcakes nearby i place one of those underneath 🙂

  13. John Torres permalink
    July 12, 2011 11:35 pm

    Love their Ice Cream…Yummmmm!

  14. Mary H permalink
    July 12, 2011 11:23 pm

    My favorite ice cream changes depending on moods, I love a good Strawberry but Coffee is really a favorite
    My son loves Rocky Road
    This would be great to win

  15. Chris R permalink
    July 12, 2011 11:13 pm

    My favorite ice cream is Vic’s Famous Raspberry Ribbon. Vic’s has the best ice cream in Sacramento! WooHoo!

  16. Michelle "Mimi" Mahon permalink
    July 12, 2011 10:41 pm

    Rocky Road is the “usual” favorite…Cherry Amaretto is the “favorite grown-up” flavor.
    And, of course, my 4-year old son loves the very popular Raspberry Ribbon =)

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