NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY
National Ice Cream Day is celebrated each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month. This day is a fun celebration enjoyed with a bowl, cup or cone filled with your favorite flavor of ice cream.
Thousands of years ago, people in the Persian Empire would put snow in a bowl, pour grape-juice concentrate over it and ate it as a treat. They did this when the weather was hot and used the snow saved in the cool-keeping underground chambers known as “yakhchal”, or taken from the snowfall that still remained at the stop of mountains by the summer capital.
It is believed that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them. Their ice cream was sold at shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.
- Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were known to have been regular eaters of ice cream.
- First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball in 1813.
- 1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson created multiple ice cream recipes as well as a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.
- 1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, was issued the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.
- It is said that today there are over 1,000 ice cream flavors.
Enjoy National Ice Cream Day with your family and friends!
NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY HISTORY
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month of July.
NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY
Each year on July 21, it is a celebration of the foods that everyone loves to snack on, it is National Junk Food Day. This day is about eating the foods that we generally try to avoid to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Junk foods are the foods that are high in fats, sugars, salt and calories and contain very little nutritional value.
Today you get to celebrate by eating these foods without counting the calories and thinking about nutrition.
* Tomorrow you may resume your diet! *
NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Junk Food Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL CREME BRULEE DAY
Celebrated annually on July 21, it is National Creme Brulee Day! Get ready to enjoy a dish of this mouth-watering rich dessert.
Creme brulee is also known as burnt cream, crema catalana and Trinity creme. It is a dessert that consists of a rich custard base that is topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel and served at room temperature.
The custard base is usually vanilla flavored but has variations of: lemon, orange, rosemary, lavender, chocolate, Amaretto, Grand Marnier, cinnamon, coffee, liqueurs, green tea, pistachio, hazelnut, coconut or other fruit.
The earliest known reference of creme brulee, as we know it today, appears in Francois Massialot’s 1691 cookbook.
Following is a “tried and true” recipe for you to make and share:
Happy National Creme Brulee Day !
NATIONAL CREME BRULEE DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the creator of National Creme Brulee Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.