Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day which got us all thinking {and craving} everything that has to do with ice cream.  If you missed out on National Ice Cream Day, fear not! The whole month of July is considered to be National Ice Cream Month and really, many of us think ice cream should be celebrated and enjoyed daily!


Since Lakeside is in a perfect location, we have several ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato options nearby such as Baskin-Robbins, Cold Stone, Rita’s, Kline’s Freeze, Nathan’s Dairy Bar and Ciao Gelato. Of course you could always pick up a carton of your favorite Ben & Jerry’s on your next trip.  But what about making your own ice cream right from the comfort of your Lakeside home?  You don’t even need a fancy ice cream maker either, trust us!


Here are 5 easy ice cream recipes you can make at home!


Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Peach Sherbet

Vanilla Ice Cream

Unicorn Ice Cream


So, what is your favorite ice cream flavor? Are you a cone, dish or sundae type person? Sprinkle or no sprinkles? No matter what flavor or topping, we know ice cold ice cream is the best way to beat the heat and enjoy a special treat during National Ice Cream Month! Enjoy!