National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day is celebrated every year on July 1. Isn’t it fitting to celebrate ice cream and its flavors at the start of summer? There’s a famous jingle, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”, that comes to mind when anyone thinks of this popular dessert. On this day, forget the conventional flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, and take your taste buds on an adventure by celebrating National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day!
History of National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
When we hear ice cream, we hear fun! Whether you’re a kid or an adult, everyone loves ice cream. Over the years, there have been a host of ice cream flavors invented, some really delicious and some rather weird. The United States has the largest worldwide consumption of ice cream with an average person consuming 48 pints of ice cream annually, and California is the largest producer of ice cream in the United States. National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day is celebrated on the first day of National Ice Cream Month, which was declared by President Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Surely many people think they have tried every commercially available flavor. However, they might be mistaken! There are so many ice cream flavors that it’s almost impossible to keep track of them. Some delicious creative flavors that have been invented are raspberry, coconut, caramel, butter pecan, and so forth. Then there are some absolutely crazy flavors out there like crocodile egg, octopus, caramelized brown bread, shrimp, bacon, pizza, and garlic ice cream.
Ice cream comes in several varieties such as ordinary ice cream, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, gelato, etc. There’s even fried ice cream, which is flash-fried to create a crunchy coating while keeping the core cold. Before the 10th century though, ice cream was made out of ice and not milk. While we now see a universal love for ice cream, it was originally only reserved for the elite.
You can celebrate National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day by getting creative and making your own flavor or simply tasting a flavor you swore you never would.
National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day timeline
Ice cream is invented by the Ancient Greeks.
English memoirist Lady Anne Fanshawe’s recipe for orange blossom ice cream is documented.
Thomas Jefferson writes his own recipe for vanilla ice cream, a conventional favorite.
A variation of ice cream, known as the sundae — which is vanilla ice cream with various syrups, garnish, and decorations — is born.
National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day FAQs
What are some of the most popular ice cream flavors?
While any ice cream flavor is simply delicious, some of the top three popular picks are chocolate, butter pecan, and cookies and cream.
Which state eats the most ice cream?
According to statistical data collected, Wisconsin has eaten more ice cream than the other state.
What is the biggest ice cream in the world?
A family-run ice cream company in Norway created an ice-cream cone that measured a staggering 10 feet tall.
How To Celebrate National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
Create your own ice cream flavor
While there are already a plethora of ice cream flavors available on the market, you can indulge in your own gastronomical experiment. Think of some of the wackiest ingredients like a fruit or vegetable you’d want to transform into ice cream. Source those ingredients and make your own unique flavor. You can even try making beer ice cream. So get right to it!
Try out bizarre ice cream flavors
Did you ever think chili and ice cream would ever go in the same sentence? Well, nowadays you even get such a thing as chili ice cream. There are so many crazy flavors out there that will blow your taste buds away!
Support your local ice cream parlor
Go to your nearby local ice cream parlor and support it in any way you can. Buy the ice creams, treat your friends and family there, promote it on social media. You will be surprised at how small things like this can really boost a business.
5 Oh So Sweet Facts About Ice Cream Flavors
Chocolate ice cream was invented before vanilla ice cream.
Huge amount of flavors
There are over 1,000 flavors of ice cream and many more keep getting each year.
Some strange flavors of ice cream are avocado, garlic, licorice, and bacon.
Hot dog flavored ice cream
The hot dog flavored ice cream was invented in Arizona, U.S.
The name might put you off but this booger-colored ice cream is made of vanilla ice cream, caramel, marshmallow, and green food coloring.
Why We Love National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
There are so many different flavors to enjoy
You might think you’ve tried it all but there are over thousands of ice cream flavors still to try out. Who thought our beloved ice cream would come in so many options? No one’s complaining though, it’s great to know that we have all the more ice cream to eat.
It helps you step out of your comfort zone
Are you the type of person who is more comfortable ordering the same flavor every time? National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day can give you that little nudge to step out of your comfort zone and try out a new creative or wacky flavor.
Ice cream uplifts your mood
Be it young or old, any and every age group loves a good scoop of ice cream. Scientists have also found that eating ice cream may light up the pleasure center in the brain. Now add some creative flavors to your regular ice cream and you’re bound to be even more delighted.
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