NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY | JUNE 20
On June 20th enjoy a cool, frothy ice cream soda to celebrate National Ice Cream Soda Day!
There are many claims to the invention of this delicious treat. One such claim was made by a Mr. Robert McCay Green. According to Green, he created the beverage in 1874 in Philadelphia when he ran out of ice for his shaved ice treats. Once he began substituting ice cream, he had a hit on his hands. Green even included in his will that his gravestone read, “Here lies the originator of the ice cream soda.”
Philip Mohr of Elizabeth, New Jersey would mix soda water with ice cream to make the drink colder. His practice took place as early as 1862 beating out Mr. Green’s claim.
Advertisements in an 1862 Newport Daily News for Sheld’s celebrating Ice Cream Soda encourage customers to “Try It, Try It, Try It, It.” By the looks of it, it was something new at the time.
Whenever the ice cream soda was invented, it was certainly a winning combination. For generations, we have been enjoying these creamy carbonated desserts at pharmacies and soda fountains across the country.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY
One of the best ways to celebrate the day is by enjoying your favorite ice cream soda flavor with a friend. It all starts with these wonderful Ice Cream Soda Glasses as you experiment with sodas, ice cream, and have a taste-off. What kinds of flavors do you think go best together? Let us know by using #NationalIceCreamSodaDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this soda day. However, we do enjoy hearing from you!