Profile America: Summer Grilling Favorites

​Saturday, July 9 — A number of special observances are held in July β€” three of them seem just right for summer. It’s not only National Grilling Month but also National Hot Dog Month and, since 1984, National Ice Cream Month. Whether we call them frankfurters or just plain hot dogs, Americans eat some 7 billion of them during the summer months, grilled, microwaved, or boiled. While more hot dogs are consumed during the season, they are popular all year round β€” part of nearly $49 billion of processed meats sold in the U.S. each year. And when it comes to ice cream, we especially savor the cold treat during the summer and scoop it out all year long. Americans consume a per capita average of nearly 23 pounds of frozen dairy products annually. 

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