JULY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH
The average price of ice cream has been steadily increasing over the years, to $5.04 a gallon in 2014 from $3.84 in 2004, according to data compiled by Statista. But you need not give up indulging in America's favorite summer treat to cut costs. Instead of running out to the local ice cream parlor or grocery store for a tub of the sweet stuff, make it at home and on the cheap. Most of the required ingredients are household staples. To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, engage in family fun, and rein in the household budget, here are six money-saving tricks for making ice cream.