National Ice Cream Day

Summers in North Carolina can sure get hot, and we at Moose Pharmacy believe a little ice cream may be just the remedy folks need for the weather!

While your doctor may never write you a prescription for some ice cream, pharmacies and ice cream have a long history together. Starting in the 1850’s some pharmacies began incorporating soda fountains into their businesses, where you could not only get sodas, but also soda floats, malted milk shakes, and ice cream sundaes. 

By the 1920s, almost every pharmacy had a counter where you could get a frozen treat along with your medicine. This trend didn’t last forever, and many pharmacies have sadly shut down their ice cream and soda counters. 

Even Moose Pharmacy’s own ice cream counters were closed for a time, but due to popular demand they are back open and serving ice cream once again!

If National Ice Cream day has put you in the mood for a scoop or two, be sure to check out the ice cream counter in Moose Mount Pleasant, which offers Vanilla, Chocolate, Cherry, Cookies and Cream, Butter Pecan, and more. 

If you’re looking for even further variety, then swing by our Mount Holly location which offers other soda-shop creations like Orange-ade. We’re happy to help you beat the summer heat, no prescription needed!

Bullet Points:

  • While you might now know it from looking at them today, pharmacies have a long history with ice cream and soda counters.
  • Moose Pharmacy has recently re-opened several of its ice cream and soda counters, including in Mount Holly and Mount Pleasant, and is happy to be serving ice cream again just in time for summer.


  • Karen Berger. Soda Fountains & Their Pharmacist Inventors. Pharmacy Times. Published 2019. Accessed May 20th 2022.