Dish or awl? This is all we need to know. The National Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday of July offers a variety of flavors on the menu to commemorate this day! This holiday also coincides with the middle of National Ice Cream Month.
Thousands of years ago, the people of the Persian Empire put snow in a bowl and poured concentrated grape juice on it as a treat. Even if the weather is hot, they will taste this sweet. Their trick? They put the snow in a basement called a yakchal, where the temperature prevents the snow from melting. The Persians also hiked to the top of the mountain through their summer capital to collect snow.
During the Tang Dynasty around 697 AD, the Chinese began to freeze dairy products with salt and ice. However, the result is not exactly the ice cream we enjoy today. Later on frozen food and beverages, culinary professionals pointed out that Naples, Italy was the birthplace of the first ice cream. They attribute the credit to Antonio Latini. He was born in 1642 and created a milk-based sorbet.
In the United States, the Quaker colonists won a nod for bringing their ice cube recipe. They opened the first ice cream shop, including colonial shops in New York and other cities.
U.S. Ice Cream Facts
- Ben Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson enjoyed ice cream.
- 1813 -First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball.
- 1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson, created multiple ice cream recipes as well as a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.
- 1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, received the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.
- 1920 – Harry Burt puts the first ice cream trucks on the streets.
An amazing fact about Thomas Jefferson-his old-fashioned vanilla ice cream recipe is considered the oldest ice cream recipe in the United States. The following recipe is provided by the Library of Congress. The transcript is verbatim to make it easier to follow.
How long is Canada's National Ice Cream Day
On National Ice Cream Day 2021 in Canada, there are a ton of places to get deals on the sweet stuff. On July 18, you can hit up these places to get frozen treats for a discount or even for free.