National Peaches and Cream Day is celebrated annually on June 21 by recognizing a sweet way to eat ripened peaches. Any fruit complements chilled cream well. Peaches ‘n’ cream can be eaten with some homemade vanilla ice cream. The sweetness of the fruit and the smoothness of the cream will tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
History of National Peaches and Cream Day
Peaches ‘n’ cream is a popular dessert, especially in the South of the United States. However, it is eaten across the world, mostly in summers, as peaches are seasonal fruit. This dessert sees the fine blend of peaches and whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, or both, depending on how you enjoy the dessert.
Peaches have been around for many centuries. Native to China, peaches were taken to America by the Spanish explorers. Now, peaches are the second biggest fruit crop in the U.S. after apples.
The culture of fusion desserts came about much later and that’s when Peaches ‘n’ cream was invented. Although no one knows when the day was created, what’s wrong with celebrating a fun food holiday, anyway? The day must surely have been created thanks to the amount of love the dessert receives across the world.
The dessert’s flavor is so popular that you can now even find sweets that have a peaches and cream taste. Many musicians have been inspired by the name of the dish and used it as a name for their songs, like Snoop Dogg. Peaches ‘n’ cream has also been mentioned in various movies, books, and TV shows.
National Peaches and Cream Day timeline
Spanish monks introduce peaches to North America in the area of St. Augustine, Florida.
Peaches become widespread around Jamestown, Virginia.
A French chef Auguste Escoffier invents Peach Melba, a dessert similar to peaches ‘n’ cream, at the Savoy Hotel in London to honor the Australian soprano, Nellie Melba.
French chef Auguste Escoffier swaps the ice cream with raspberry purée to create a new version of the Peach Melba dessert.
National Peaches and Cream Day FAQs
What are the benefits of peaches?
Peaches have so many benefits — they are packed with nutrients, aid in digestion, improve heart health and skin quality, and much more. They can even aid in alleviating some allergy symptoms.
Can I use canned peaches instead of fresh peaches?
Yes, you can use canned peaches to make the delectable peaches ‘n’ cream dessert. Just make sure to check the expiry date on the cans!
How do you make peaches ‘n’ cream at home?
Peaches ‘n’ cream is one of the simplest desserts to make. The ingredients are in the name of the dish itself. All you need is some canned or fresh peaches and whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Put them together in a bowl and, voila, you have your peaches ‘n’ cream dessert ready.
How To Celebrate National Peaches and Cream Day
Make your own peaches ‘n’ cream
Don your chef’s hat and make your own peaches ‘n’ cream. Simply cut some peaches and serve them with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. If you want to add a twist, you can experiment with the recipe by adding some more syrups or toppings. There are so many recipes you can make with peaches ‘n’ cream and celebrate this day in style. Bon appétit!
Go to a restaurant
On National Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day you can go to a restaurant and order the sweet dish. And maybe you can take some home to enjoy later while watching a TV show or movie.
Celebrate on social media
Take the party to your social media and use the hashtag #NationalPeachesNCreamDay! This will encourage many others to take part in the celebration and enjoy this delicacy!
5 Facts About Peaches That Will Give You All The Cravings
In earlier times, peaches were called ‘Persian apples.’
Medium-sized peaches contain only about 37 calories, making them super healthy!
Peaches come in over 700 varieties.
Production of peaches
China is the biggest producer of peaches.
The Chinese variety of peaches are unique as they are as flat as hockey pucks.
Why We Love National Peaches and Cream Day
Peaches are super healthy
Peaches provide 6% and 15% of your daily vitamin A and vitamin C recommended intake, respectively. They also consist of vitamins E and K, folate, iron, potassium, and magnesium, to name a few, and they’re super low in calories.
It’s a refreshing dessert
Peaches ‘n’ cream is such a refreshing dessert, especially for the summertime! Even a small bowl of it can completely rejuvenate you and make you happy.
It’s a fun holiday for foodies
It gives foodies a fun day to celebrate a dessert, with so many recipes to try out and the opportunity to even make their own. This yummy dessert definitely deserves a day dedicated to it.
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