July is National Ice Cream Month and many are diving into a pint of the frozen treat to celebrate. Not only is ice cream a sweet treat, but the St. Louis Dairy Council says when eaten in moderation, ice cream provides nutritional benefits as well.
Joyce Fikri with the St. Louis Dairy Council appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and says a former President felt ice cream was the perfect desert.
Although ice cream needs to be consumed in moderation, it does provide some nutritional benefits over many different types of desserts.
Fikri says the typical service size for ice cream is a half a cup, or roughly one scoop.