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National Food Days in June – Ice Cream, Pralines Strawberries and More!

This list of June national food days gives us so many recipes to share. From iced tea to chocolate ice cream every day of the month has at least one food or drink associated with it which makes it easy to celebrate. 

National days are fun to celebrate, no matter the reason. But add in some mention of foods and everyone gets excited. 

Unsure about what national days are? Check out my national days guide for more information.

National Food and Drink Days in June

If you are a foodie, you are probably aware just how many days of the year are devoted to celebrating a favorite food.  You will probably find that you are scouring the internet to find out what food today will celebrate. 

National days are a great way to tie food and celebrations together. Nothing quite says summer quite like a glass of iced tea for National Iced Tea Month, does it?

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What are national food days?

Do you like those diet cookbooks where there isn’t anything to decide, but the author tells you what to eat on each day of the month? National food days are a bit like this. 

Food days are the internet’s way of telling you what you could cook that day based on what the national day of the month it is.

Check out the national day list for April and look through the list.  See how many of them are devoted to food? I’m going to make it even easier for you. 

Just browse this list below. Every day is associated with food or drink in some way. With this list you can’t go wrong with your party planning.

June food monthly observances

June is the first month of summer in the northern hemisphere and for many of us that means food that is geared to the great outdoors.

It is not just days of the month that are associated with food.  Sometimes the whole month is known for a certain type of food.  For June we observe these foods:

June Monthly Food Observances

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  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month – Growing vegetables and eating them is one of the pleasures of summer.
  • National Candy Month – It’s time to tempt your Sweet Tooth!
  • National Iced Tea Month – What is better on a hot summer day?
  • National Papaya Month – This exotic fruit makes a great summer treat.
  • National Soul Food Month – Tasty food that is steeped in tradition.
  • National Turkey Lover’s Month – Even though Thanksgiving is a long way away, we still love turkey in summer!
  • National Dairy Month – Dairy products are great for us year round!

List of June national food days

Even though barbecues and outdoor entertaining is on our mind in June, the month is also filled with some indoor entertaining foods, as well. 

Here is a list of all the June food holidays to look forward to. Most are labeled national days (or international days) and others are just labeled by the food itself.

Food Holidays in June

I have also given you lots of ideas for recipes and other ways to celebrate these foodie national days.

June food day list

Below is a list of the national food days in June. On some of the days, there are to recipes to help you celebrate, and on other days, there are links to products on Amazon that will help you get the most out of the national day with some products.

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Let’s start with the first few weeks in June.  From olives to chocolate ice cream, there is a food for everyone’s taste buds.

June 1

June 2

June 3

  • National Chocolate Macaroons Day – These chocolate cherry macaroons are perfect for those watching their weight. Only 4 WW points each!
  • National Egg Day – This yummy quiche recipe is made without a crust and uses only egg whites. Filling and so healthy!

June 4

  • National Cheese Day – Looking for the perfect BBQ side dish? Try these cheesy scalloped potatoes. Your party guests will love them.
  • National Cognac Day – These cognac glasses are the perfect way to serve this alcoholic drink.

June 5

  • National Veggie Burger Day – Black beans and sweet potatoes combine to make this super tasty veggie burger.
  • National Catsup (Ketchup) Day – 78 Red Ketchup is an all natural version with no high fructose corn syrup. This 2 pack has a spicy ketchup to try as well as the regular type.
  • National Gingerbread Day (Also November 21) –  Gingerbread is not just for holiday baking. See some ideas for using it in the summer, too.
  • Sausage Roll Day – Find out about the history of this popular English treat.
  • Doughnut Day – (1st Fri.) – Make your own doughnuts at home with these pans. (Great for homemade bagels too!)

Drink Holidays in June

June 6

  • National Applesauce Cake Day – Find out what happens when you add applesauce to a cake mix.
  • National Rosé Day – (2nd Sat.) – Watch this video to learn how to make a rosé style wine                                           

June 7

  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day – This homemade double chocolate ice cream is both vegan and gluten free!
  • Frozen Yogurt Day – (1st. Sun.) – These patriotic frozen yogurt popsicles will beat the heat and are also perfect for the 4th of July next month!

June 8 

  • Jelly Filled Doughnut Day – Fill your homemade doughnuts easily with a jelly injector.

June 9

  • National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day – This yummy pie is the perfect summer BBQ dessert.

June Food Holidays

June 10

  • National Egg Roll Day – With this egg roll machine, you’ll master the art of making them easily.
  • National Black Cow Day – 11 regional twists on the root beer float.
  • National Herbs and Spices Day – Don’t know how to identify herbs? This handy herb identification chart is a good place to start.
  • National Iced Tea Day – This refreshing Earl Gray Iced Tea Punch is perfect for the dog days of summer.

June 11

  • National Corn on the Cob Day – Find out how to get silk-free corn on the cob every time!
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day – You may be surprised to learn that this chocolate and coconut baked treat is not so German, after all.

June 12

  • National Jerky Day – Celebrate the day with a 10 variety pack of Jerky.
  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day – This super easy no bake peanut butter cookie recipe comes together in a flash.
  • International Falafel Day – Falafel are a mainstay of the Mediterranean region. Find out what is in them.

June 13

  • Cupcake Lover’s Day – Get creative with your cupcakes with these silicone cupcake liners in fun shapes.
  • World Gin Day – (2nd Sat.) – Bone up for Gin Day with these 10 things you didn’t know about gin.

June 14

June 15

We are halfway through the month of June and look at all the national food holidays we have covered already! There is so much more to come, too!

Perhaps one of these national days in the next two weeks will be right up your alley. Will your favorite be National Fudge Day or do you lean more to chocolate pudding?

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

June 16

June 17

  • National Apple Strudel Day – Get a bit of history on this tasty Austrian yummy baked sweet treat.
  • National Eat Your Vegetables Day – Find out the best vegetables to grow for beginning gardeners.
  • National Stewart’s Root Beer Day – Grab a 12 pack of the fasted growing micro root beer in the US. It’s perfect for summer time root beer floats.
  • National Cherry Tart Day (Date disputed – also celebrated on June 18 and 21) – The date for this national food holiday may be disputed but the flavor is not. Get a recipe here.

June 18

  • National Cheese Makers Day – Watch a video that shows how to make cheese at home in just 10 minutes.

June 19

June 20

  • National Ice Cream Soda Day – Check out the difference between ice cream sodas and floats.
  • National Vanilla Milkshake Day – Get some tips for making the perfect milkshake.
  • Plain Yogurt Day – Skip the store and make your own yogurt at home with this yogurt maker.
  • National Turkey Lovers’ Day – (3rd Sun.) – Get the perfect turkey with a 22 quart roaster oven.

June 21

  • National Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day – Get 40 recipes that feature peaches.

Just a week left in June. Which food day will you celebrate this week?

Tempt your sweet tooth with June Food Holidays

June 22

  • National Chocolate Eclair Day – Get some history about chocolate eclairs.
  • National Onion Rings Day – Display your onion rings on a spindle instead of in a basket for a fun table display.

June 23

  • National Pecan Sandies Day – Is the pecan sandy the same as a Mexican wedding cookie?  Find out here.

June 24

June 25

  • National Catfish Day – Get some facts about catfish.
  • National Strawberry Parfait Day – Parfaits are traditional served in a tall glass.  Eat them in style with these parfait spoons.

June 26

June 27

  • National Onion Day – Find out about the varieties of onions and how to use them in recipes.
  • National Orange Blossom Day – Relax with a glass of orange blossom tea.
  • National Ice Cream Cake Day – This homemade ice cream cake is better than a store bought one.
  • Bartender and Mixologist Day – (Last Sat.) – A great bartender kit will make sure that all your cocktail party needs go off smoothly.
  • Great American Picnic Day – (Last Sat.) – What says summer more than an American picnic? Fill up your picnic basket and head to the great outdoors.

June 28

June 29

  • National Almond Butter crunch Day – Indulge in some decadent almond butter crunch to celebrate the day.
  • National Waffle Iron Day – We celebrated International Waffle Day on March 25. Now it is time to get out your waffle iron for another round of waffles.

June 30

  • National Mai Tai Day – You can make this tropical cocktail at home in minutes with a handy Mai Tai Mixer.

It is not just food that has a national day celebrated with it during June. All sorts of topics get made into national days. Check out my list of national days of June  for more information on the national days for each day of the month.

IF you enjoy doing puzzles, we also have  a fun printable puzzle for June. It has many of the national days of the month hidden in it.

Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out my Pinterest national days board. It has loads of ideas for all national food days of the year.Always the Holidays on Pinterest

Pin the food days in June for later

Would you like a reminder of the food days in June?  Pin this image to one of your food boards on Pinterest.

Get the List of Food Holidays in June

More national food days

For other lists of national food days, check out these posts: 

Be sure to check back soon for more food lists for the other months of the year.

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