NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY
National Strawberry Parfait Day on June 25th comes around each year during the perfect time – peak strawberry season.
In fact, parfait is French for perfect. The traditional parfait is a dessert of ice cream or frozen custard layered with fruit and whipped cream in a tall stemmed glass. An additional topping of whipped cream garnishes the dessert. Today, we often replace the ice cream with yogurt or pudding and layers of granola.
Strawberries are not only in season during June, but they are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. At 55 calories and zero fat per 1 cup, these sweet things hit the spot when snack time is calling! When making parfaits, don’t just reserve them for dessert. If serving them with yogurt and granola, they make a delicious breakfast and snack, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalStrawberryParfaitDay
This celebration offers a terrific opportunity to explore your farmer’s markets for fresh-picked strawberries. Once you have the bounty home, make a homemade strawberry parfait to enjoy with all the wholesome ingredients you can add. Or indulge a little and make a traditional parfait with ice cream, whipped cream, and maybe a little chocolate syrup, too. We even have a recipe for you to try.
Another way to celebrate is by visiting your favorite ice cream shop and treating the family to strawberry parfaits. Be sure to give them a shout-out.
How will you be celebrating? Let us know by using #NationalStrawberryParfaitDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY HISTORY
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June 25th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
General Armstrong Custer’s troops faceoff against Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull near Little Bighorn River. Out-armed and out-numbered, the bloody battle became known as Custer’s Last Stand.
Contact Publishing issues the first edition of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl in the Netherlands.
The Korean War begins when North Korea attacks south of the 38th parallel. The United Nations called for North Korea’s withdrawal and for other nations to come to South Korea’s aid.
The Beatles perform “All You Need is Love” for the first time on the BBC program Our World.
Canada swears in its first female prime minister. Kim Campbell served as the 19th Canadian prime minister for four months from June 24 to November 4.
June 25th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
George Orwell – 1903
Born Eric Arthur Blair, the English novelist is known for both his fiction and non-fiction works. Two of his most critically acclaimed works are Animal Farm and Nineteen Eight-Four.
Carly Simon – 1945
The American singer-songwriter won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1972. Since then, she has recorded hits such as “You’re So Vain,” “Haven’t Got Time for the Pain,” and “You Belong to Me.”
Sonia Sotomayer – 1954
On August 8, 2009, Sotomayer became the first Hispanic justice on the United States Supreme Court.
Dikembe Mutombo – 1966
The Congolese-American played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association. As a center, Mutombo primarily played for the Denver Nuggets and the Atlanta Hawks.