NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY
A delicious and refreshing cold dessert is celebrated each year on August 8th as it is National Frozen Custard Day.
Similar to ice cream, frozen custard is made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar.
Ice cream vendors, Archie and Elton Kohr, invented frozen custard on Coney Island, New York in 1919 when they found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer.
- The Kohr brothers sold 18,640 cones on their first weekend on the boardwalk.
- A 1933 World’s Fair frozen custard stand, in Chicago, helped introduce it to a wider audience.
- 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 milk fat and 1.4 percent egg yolk solids.
- Frozen custard is commonly prepared fresh at the place of sale.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Refresh yourself with frozen custard. To inform others use #FrozenCustardDay to post on social media.
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