National Soft Ice Cream Day:
Tell me something more interesting than enjoying soft ice cream as an excuse for the National Soft Ice Cream Day, which is celebrated on August 19 every year. Let’s know everything about this fun day.
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Related: Other National Days Celebrated on August 19th
Why National Soft Ice Cream Day?
This enjoyable day started a long time back in 1934 when Tom Carvell encountered an accident on a memorial day weekend in Hartsdale, New York. He discovered that his ice cream truck had a flat tire, and his ice cream started to melt away. Because he had no choice, he had to serve the ice cream soft. Surprisingly, people loved it!
Two years after that incident, Tom Carvel opened his first ice cream store at the same place where his truck’s tire broke down. Moreover, in the later years, he made a super low-temperature ice cream machine that served ice cream soft and also formulated a secret formula for soft ice cream.
Demand for soft ice cream sky-rocketed when other hard ice cream businesses began to crop up, and the industry objected. Even the law was made by the Minnesota legislature that prohibited the sales of soft ice creams, but it was later changed.
How can we observe the National Soft Ice Cream Day?
You don’t need me to tell you how to celebrate this day. Just choose from different flavors of a dipped cone or a sundae and enjoy it with your friends, family, or all alone (because sharing is caring but in the case of ice cream…maybe not!)
Use #NationalSoftIceCreamDay to remind your friends or share your day’s memories on social media, do not forget to post a reel too! Are you a pro in making soft ice cream, share us the idea.
Interesting facts about the National Soft Ice Cream Day:
Although we do not have many facts about National Soft Ice Cream Day, we can tell you a lot about the soft ice creams besides their mouth-watering taste.
- As soft as they sound, soft ice creams are pretty hard to make compared to hard ice creams.
- Soft ice creams are fluffier than hard ones, as they contain approximately 35% of the air in them, which gives them consistency.
- Soft ice creams are healthier than hard ice creams because of the milk. Where hard ice creams contain 15-18% milk fat, soft ice creams have around 4-6% milk fat.
History of National Soft Ice Cream Day:
Origin of this food day is not found! Despite so much evidence about the origin of ice cream dating back to 200 B.C., we cannot recall any stories from that time. We all know that Alexander the Great and Emperor Nero of Rome used to like ice and flavored snow. Marco Polo came back to Italy with the recipe for ice cream. It had become a popular dessert by the 16th century and was featured on the table of Charles I. In contrast, Catherine de Medici brought it to France after marrying Henry II of France In 1553.
In America, ice cream was first seen in an advertisement in 1777. Two ice cream pots were featured in George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon, and it is also known that he spent over $200 on ice cream over one summer.
It wasn’t until the 1800s that ice cream became widespread and accessible among ordinary people, and by the mid of the 18th century, ice cream sales were sky-rocketing. During world war II, ice creams were given to soldiers to boost their morale, and ice cream parlors were
built for the sailors.
Soft ice cream was invented around the time of World War II accidentally when Carvel had to sell his melted ice cream because of the broken tire of his ice cream truck. However, in Illinois, soft serve is claimed to be invented by Dairy Queen after J.F. McCullough and his son crafted their formula and advertised it as an all-you-can-eat trial at their friend’s store.
Some people believe that Margaret Thatcher, a former prime minister of the U.K., helped develop American soft serve ice cream while working as a chemist at a food manufacturer. Soft serve ice creams are a staple dessert in so many places now. Whether spotting an amusement park or any fair, all are incomplete without ice creams.
So, enjoy the National Soft Ice Cream Day as a guilty pleasure to cheat on your diet or as an excuse for having fun with friends. It can sum it all up.