NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY – June 20

On June 20th enjoy a cool, frothy ice cream soda.  It is National Ice Cream Soda Day! There are many claims to the invention of this delicious treat.  One such claim was made by a Mr. Robert McCay Green.  According to Green, he created the beverage in 1874 in Philadelphia when he ran out of …
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NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY – February 1

Ice cream and cake come together on February 1st in a celebration called National Baked Alaska Day. An elaborate dessert that is also known as “Omelette Norvegienne,” Baked Alaska is made with hard ice cream on a base of sponge cake and covered in a shell of toasted meringue. In the United States in 1867, …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY – September 12

National Chocolate Milkshake Day on September 12th brings chocolate and ice cream lovers together. Forget the calories for just this one day and enjoy a sweet tall, thick and delicious, chocolate milkshake! The term milkshake first appeared in print in 1885. During this period, milkshake referred to an alcoholic beverage described as a “sturdy, healthful …
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NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPSICLE MONTH – September

September is National Blueberry Popsicle Month and a time to honor the creator of this tasty treat. At age 11, Frank Epperson of Oakland, California, probably had no idea a simple mistake would make him an icon in the world of frozen treats. In 1905, Epperson accidentally left a glass of powdered soda and water …
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NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY – August 14

National Creamsicle Day on August 14th celebrates the creamy citrus dessert on a stick. During the height of summer, what better way to enjoy refreshment than with a creamsicle! “Creamsicle” is the brand name of an ice cream treat.  It consists of vanilla ice cream on a Popsicle stick with an outer coating of sherbert. …
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NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY – Third Sunday in July

Dish or cone? That’s all we need to know. National Ice Cream Day on the 3rd Sunday in July offers up every flavor on the menu to honor the day! The holiday also lands in the middle of National Ice Cream Month.   Thousands of years ago, people in the Persian Empire put snow in a bowl, …
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NATIONAL DESSERT MONTH – October

Hallelujah! National Dessert Month is an annual designation observed in October. That’s right, you literally have 31 days to indulge in dessert and justify it every time with, “It’s National Dessert Month, why would I not be stuffing my face with cheesecake right now?” The best part of dessert is, there’s a kind for EVERYONE. What to do …
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