NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY | JUNE 20
On June 20th each year, National Vanilla Milkshake Day celebrates the cold beverage made with vanilla ice cream, vanilla, and milk.
This frosty drink didn’t begin with those three ingredients, though. In 1885, the term “milkshake” showed up in print for the first time. The concoction of cream, eggs, and whiskey was often served with other alcoholic tonics such as lemonades and soda waters.
By 1900, a milkshake often referred to “wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrups.” In these frothy beverages, ice cream was nowhere to be found. However, a few years later in the early 1900s, people began asking for this new treat with a scoop of ice cream. By the 1930s, malt shops were serving milkshakes all over the United States.
Maybe you want to top off your vanilla milkshake with a little bit of whipped cream and a cherry on top!!
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY
Share a vanilla milkshake with someone. Whether you make one at home or go out to your favorite ice cream shop, a vanilla milkshake is a terrific pick-me-up. They’re also easy to make. With a few simple ingredients, you and the family can make your favorite milkshakes at home.
Give these delicious recipes a try:
Vanilla Milkshake by Paula Deen – Food Network
Creamy Vanilla Milkshake
Use #VanillaMilkshakeDay to share on social media.
Another delicious milkshake day takes place on July 26th. Don’t miss National Coffee Milkshake Day.
NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this sweet holiday. In the meantime, visit the International Page to see what other celebrations are going on around the world on June 20th.