NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY | AUGUST 8
When it comes to scooping up a delicious celebration, National Frozen Custard Day on August 8th knows how to do it right. With a smooth texture and fresh flavor, frozen custard delights in many ways.
Similar to ice cream, frozen custard is made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar. The dessert comes in several flavors, too. Franchises and custard shops all across the country cater to perfecting this creamy dessert and all its delicious options. Mixing it up with toppings such as syrups, nuts and fruits, custard is another satisfying version of ice cream.
In fact, ice cream vendors, Archie and Elton Kohr invented frozen custard on Coney Island, New York in 1919. They found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer. On their first weekend, the Kohr brothers sold 18,640 cones on the boardwalk.
More Frozen Custard Facts
- Its popularity grew in 1933 when frozen custard found a market at the World’s Fair in Chicago.
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin became known as the unofficial frozen custard capital of the world.
- The United States Food and Drug Administration requires frozen custard products to contain at least 10 percent milkfat and 1.4 percent egg yolk solids.
- Because of the egg yolk, frozen custard must be carefully prepared.
- Frozen custard is commonly prepared fresh at the place of sale.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY
Refresh yourself with frozen custard. Invite a friend and try different flavors. Make your own at home or order from your favorite custard shop. But don’t stop there.
- Learn to make waffle cones and demonstrate your skills.
- Shop for the perfect scoop.
- Explore custard toppings and mix-ins.
- Host a freeze-off. (This would be a custard-making competition with taste testing judges.)
Get a scoop or two and use #FrozenCustardDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY HISTORY
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