Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Alameda

Tucker's Super Creamed Ice Cream in AlamedaCelebrate National Ice Cream Day in Downtown Alameda on Sunday, July 15.

The meaning of the phrase “ice cream” varies from one country to another. Around the world, different cultures have developed unique versions of ice cream, as determined by local ingredients and local tastes. The sweet treat usually is a combination of ice, milk (or cream), fruits and other flavorings, and typically sweetened by some type of sugar.

Prior to the nineteenth century, ice cream was an expensive treat confined to those with access to an ice house. In the second half of the 20th century, ice cream became popular throughout the world after refrigeration became more economical.

National Ice Cream Day and National Ice Cream Month was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1984: “Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States. It enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food.” (Presidential Proclamation 5219)

Although the proclomation was intended to be for one specific day, the celebration continues each year on the third Sunday of July.

It’s worth the trip to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Downtown Alameda. The city’s oldest operating ice cream shop, Tucker’s Super-Creamed Ice Cream, started in 1941 using family recipes. Over the years, this favorite gathering place has been joined in Downtown Alameda by a variety of frozen yogurt and boba tea places.

Find frozen treats and milk teas at these downtown locations:

Ice Cream & Yogurt
Tucker’s Ice Cream, 1349 Park Street
Tuttimelon, 2402 Central Ave
Yogofina, 1335 Park Street

Milk Teas & Smoothies
i-Tea, 1606 Park Street
T4, 1431A Park Street
Tapioca Express, 2306 Encinal Avenue #B
The Beanery, 1650 Park Street
The Local, 1333 Park Street

Slurpees
7-Eleven, 2301 Lincoln Ave