Thursday, July 18, 2013

National Ice Cream Day

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s National Ice Cream Day!!!!!!!!! And from my overuse of exclamation marks, I’m sure you’ve guessed I’ve already had WAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY too much! But really, is there even such thing as too much ice cream? Well, yes. But, I’ve never experienced it…lately.

Ice cream is “a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours.” The origins of this delectable dessert date back to the Persian Empire, where people would essentially pour grape juice onto snow. Yes, that sounds like a snow cone, but hey! – they had to start somewhere, right?

Fun Ice Cream Fact: It was the Arabs that made the brilliant decision to throw milk into the mix, along with sugar instead of fruit juices! This became popular throughout the 10th Century.

Other Fun Ice Cream Facts:
-       The ice cream soda was invented in 1874.
-       The ice cream sundae was born in the late 19th century.
-       The banana split reached popularity in the 20th century.
-       Ice cream switched from soft serve, to a thicker consistency in the 1980s, with premium brands such as Ben and Jerry’s, Häagen-Dazs, and Canada’s own, Chapmans!

So now you’re in the know about the origins of ice cream. Although, they are much more extensive, it still makes you think about just how awesome it is! Therefore, if you love ice cream click here to vote on today’s poll!

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