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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- July is National Ice Cream Month and July 15th is National Ice Cream Day!

It’s hard to frown when you have an ice cream cone in your hand. Ice cream is one of those things that just makes everything better. It instantly creates smiles and brings people together.

And nothing beats the summer heat like a cool ice cream treat. You don’t have to wait until the official day on July 15th to start celebrating. With many locally sourced choices in every community that use Wisconsin dairy, let’s celebrate together all month long! Cool off with family and friends by creating homemade no-churn ice cream, a layered ice cream cookie cake, serve yourself ice cream Sundae bar with all the toppings or a sweet treat a la mode.

Today’s featured recipes:
Berry Ricotta Tart: Brimming with berries and whipped ricotta and cream cheese filling, this dessert boasts patriotic colors ideal for a festive Fourth of July party. Swap in a flower cookie cutter for the star to serve this tasty treat all summer long.

No-Churn Mascarpone Ice Cream Cookie Cake: Mouthwatering mascarpone cheese ice cream, cookies, rich hot fudge, chocolate, salty peanuts and sweet-salty caramel … it's hard to resist all of these delectable flavors! From backyard barbecues to birthday parties, this make-ahead freezer dessert is a fantastic finale to any meal.

Scoop It Forward:
Scoop It Forward is about focusing on the good in people and taking a break to show appreciation for one another through random acts of ice cream. We encourage all to surprise someone you love with ice cream this month.

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