NATIONAL PEACHES ‘N’ CREAM DAY
Observed annually on June 21st, National Peaches ‘n’ Cream Day recognizes a sweet way to eat ripened peaches. It’s also a perfect way to begin and end the summer solstice. (See National Daylight Appreciation Day for the meaning of summer solstice.)
Peaches’ n’ Cream is a simple, traditional, and delicious summertime dessert. Of course, the Georgia peach is in season during the month of June, as are those grown in Florida, California, and South Carolina. Make some homemade vanilla ice cream to sweeten the deal, and your peaches’ n’ cream will be all the cooler.
Almost any seasonal fruit goes well with chilled cream, and peaches are no exception. The sweetness of the fruit combines with the silkiness of the cream for a refreshing summer treat. It’s so delicious, we keep coming back for more!
It’s interesting to note that doctors theorize Typhoid Mary may have spread the bacteria through cut up raw peaches in frozen ice cream. So, wash those hands vigorously!
With peaches just coming into season, it’s a good time to keep an eye out for them. Generally speaking, there are two types of peaches – freestone and clingstone. The flesh determines the kind of peach. How the flesh comes away from the stone or the pit in the middle of the peach gives it the name. When the meat comes away freely from the stone, the peach is a freestone peach; if the flesh clings to the peach, it’s a clingstone.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPeachesNCreamDay
What’s your favorite kind of peach? A great way to celebrate the day is by visiting your favorite fruit stand or orchard and picking up some fresh peaches. Then, give these peachy recipes a whirl:
Plus, this Southern-style recipe book, The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach is perfect too using those Peach Stand wonders. Use #NationalPeachesnCreamDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL PEACHES’ N’ CREAM DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this peachy holiday. However, next month is National Peach Month, and you don’t want to miss out!