spoonsWinter is officially here, and with that, you may be thinking that it's a weird time to think about eating more ice cream. However, it's almost the new year, so it's the perfect time to start making plans for all of the national ice cream holidays to look forward to in the new year!

If you love the sweeter desserts, there's a chance that you'll be a fan of celebrating the days designated for ice cream honor. There's actually more days for ice cream out there than you realize. So, get your planner out, flip to 2018, and write these dates down. These are ones you're going to want to celebrate.

Flavor-Themed Days
While ice cream is often celebrated as a whole, it's important to also recognize each flavor for its individuality and delicious taste. If you're a big fan of strawberry ice cream, grab some spoons and dive into a full container because January 15 is National Strawberry Day. This day actually kicks off the year of ice cream celebrations. June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, June 29 is National Almond Butter Crunch Day, July 17 is Peach Ice Cream Day, and July 23 is Vanilla Ice Cream Day. So grab your spoons and prepare to eat pounds of ice cream, for, you know, appreciation purposes.

Speciality-Themed Days
Now that we've covered the flavors, it's time to think about what we can do with the ice cream. From toppings to dishes, there is so much for us to indulge in. For example, June 20 is National Ice Cream Soda Day, July 7 is National Ice Cream Cone Day, July 25 is Hot Fudge Sundae Day, August 18 is National Ice Cream Pie Day, and for a special twist, the entire month of September is National Ice Cream Sandwich month.

History-Themed Days
Without history, there wouldn't be any ice cream. With the average American expected to consume ice cream 28.5 times this year, it's important to give some recognition to the days that gave us the delicious dessert. On July 23 in 1904, the ice cream cone was introduced for the first time to an adoring public. We can also celebrate ice cream's history by grabbing a few spoons on December 3 and honoring National Ice Cream Box Day.

Many people love ice cream, and to show the adoration this frozen treat deserves, why not celebrate it on specific days throughout the year? Because why wouldn't you want a reason to eat ice cream?