NATIONAL ICE CREAM CONE DAY | SEPTEMBER 22
Despite the official end of summer, National Ice Cream Cone Day continues celebrating on September 22nd!
While some controversy exists as to who invented the ice cream cone, the earliest mention shows up in French cookbooks around 1825. Originally referred to as “little waffles,” the cones were waffles rolled into the shape of a cone.
In the United States, ice cream cones first became popular in the late 1800s. Confectioners turned the first cones by hand. The ice cream cone made its debut at the World’s Fair in St. Louis in 1904. In 1912, an inventor from Oregon obtained a patent for a machine to make them. He sold his company to Nabisco in 1928, and they still make ice cream cones today.
The ice cream cone continues to be a popular treat for children and adults alike. More flavors of ice cream continue to be made available to please our palates, too!
HOW TO OBSERVE ICE CREAM CONE DAY
Invite a friend out for an ice cream cone. Can’t decide which flavor? Flip a coin! An ice cream cone also makes a terrific way to settle a bet. At the cost of less than $2 for a soft-serve kids cone, it’s worth being wrong when you get to enjoy an ice cream cone. Tell us what your favorite type of ice cream cone is by using #IceCreamConeDay and share it on social media.
NATIONAL ICE CREAM CONE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues searching for the source of this sweet food holiday.
Ice Cream Cone FAQ
Q. Besides the waffle cone, are there other types of ice cream cones?
A. Yes. Ice cream cones come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. Cake cones are baked in a mold usually have a flat bottom. Pretzel cones, chocolate cones, chocolate dipped cones and cookie cones all offer an edible vessel to eat our ice cream from.
Q. What’s a penny lick?
A. During the Victorian era, ice cream vendors sold a scoop of ice cream for a penny in a small stemmed glass with a conical top. Called a penny lick, they look a bit like a stemmed shot glass. The customer would lick the ice cream out of the glass and return it to the vendor.