This July 17, celebrate National Peach Ice Cream Day with great fervor! All you have to do is prepare yourself to devour some of the best peach ice cream brands in town. The day is celebrated every year to honor and cherish the creation of the delicious peach-flavored ice cream that stole the hearts of many. It’s sweet, it’s tangy, it’s cold — it is everything you need in this hot weather!
History of National Peach Ice Cream Day
Ice cream has become a dessert that has its own fan base. From times of happiness to times of sadness, ice creams of different flavors play a great role in uplifting the mood. While new ice cream brands and flavors are launched every now and then, the ice cream itself has existed for centuries. The creation of a dish similar to the ice cream we have today can be traced back to the 4th century B.C. when the Roman emperor Nero ordered ice from the mountains and combined it with fruit toppings. Since there were no freezers during that time, there was no other way of possessing ice. During 618–97 A.D., King Tang from China developed a method of creating ice and milk concoctions. In 1768, M. Emy from France published a book with recipes for frozen desserts. The first advertisement for ice cream, however, did not appear till 1774. It is after this period that ice creams began to gain popularity.
Like other ice cream flavors, the creation of peach ice cream also has an intriguing story behind it. It all started when Auguste Escoffier, a French chef created a new dessert for a dinner party. The sweet dish was a fascinating ice sculpture of a swan that was resting on vanilla ice cream and was topped with peaches and sugar. In 1900, the chef created a new version of the dessert containing peaches with raspberry puree. It is this fusion of flavors and ingredients that later led to the creation of peach ice cream.
National Peach Ice Cream Day timeline
The first ice cream parlor opens in New York.
Jacob Fussell sets up the first commercial ice cream plant.
Clarence Vogt develops the first commercial ice cream freezer.
American ice cream company Häagen-Dazs is established.
National Peach Ice Cream Day FAQs
Does anyone make peach ice cream?
Yes, numerous known ice cream brands across the world produce peach ice cream.
How do you make peach ice cream from scratch?
The process includes mixing ingredients such as eggs, cream, sugar, and peach puree together.
Can I freeze peaches whole?
Even though a sliced peach is better for storing, peaches can also be frozen whole.
How to Celebrate National Peach Ice Cream Day
Head out to an ice cream stall
To celebrate the day, visit different ice cream stalls and parlors in your town and taste the peach ice creams they have to offer. You can even go ice cream hunting with friends or family.
Make your own ice cream
Ice cream isn’t hard to make as long as you get the ingredients right and have a good recipe to work with. You can also use this day to make your own version of peach ice cream.
Make an inspirational video
Make ice cream at home and shoot your entire experience to produce a ‘do it at home’ video. Who knows, you might become the next famous food vlogger!
5 Fun Facts You Need To Know About Peaches
A large peach has 70 calories.
China is the leading peach producer
It accounts for half of the world’s peach production.
The heaviest peach
The heaviest peach weighs 810 grams.
Peaches in America
The U.S. grows 1.9 billion pounds of peaches.
California produces the most peaches
California produces 50% of America’s peaches.
Why National Peach Ice Cream Day is Important
It promotes peach flavored ice cream
Though peach-flavored ice cream is delicious, it is not as famous as flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. Hence, the day serves as the perfect time to promote the peach flavor.
It is a fun day to have ice cream!
The day can be used to head out with friends or family and have as much peach ice cream as you want. If celebrated with the right people, you can have the time of your lives on National Peach Ice Cream Day.
It helps businesses
Many small businesses and startups have popped up all over. This includes online food businesses as well as those who are operating stalls. Since this day promotes peach ice cream, it can really help entrepreneurs selling ice cream to get more and new customers.
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