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September 22 – National Ice Cream Cone Day

 

Today Is “Ice Cream Cone Day” Gotta do another Happy Dance

It’s odd National Ice Cream Cone Day is celebrated on the very last weekend of the summer, but it was invented on this day so celebrate the day the ice cream cone was invented, September 22nd, 1903.

I eat all ice cream flavors all year long, but it’s usually ice cream I buy at the supermarket and put in a bowl not a cone.

An ice cream cone is a dry, cone-shaped shell, usually made of a wafer similar in texture to a waffle, which enables ice cream to be held in the hand and eaten without a bowl or spoon. Various types of ice cream cones include waffle cones, cake cones (or wafer cones), sugar cones and chocolate-coated cones.

A variety of double cone exists that allows two scoops of ice cream to be served side by side. Ice cream cones may also be made with a flat bottom instead of the pointed lower bottom, enabling the ice cream and “cone” to stand upright on a surface without support. These types of wafer cups are called kiddie cups, cake cones or cool cups.

It’s funny there is no mention of ice cream on this day just the cone. Maybe we are all suppose to buy a box of cones and just eat them 🙂 I prefer waffle cones myself.

Today’s Assignment: Eat ice cream from only a cone. Whether you get it at an ice cream shop or buy the ice cream and the cones at the supermarket, you must put the ice cream in a cone. The assignment is unlimited and can be done as many times as needed. 😉
 
 
 
 

 
Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery
by: Dabney Gough

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Source:
Ice Cream Cone (en.wikipedia.org)
 
 

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August 25 – National Banana Split Day

 

Today is National Banana Split Day!

 

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Since the turn of the century young and old have enjoyed this creamy dessert. Perfect for a hot summer’s day the banana split is a variation of the ice cream sundae. A split banana in a long dish topped with a scoop each of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice creams, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. That’s the basic banana split; add hot fudge, candied pineapple or strawberry sauce. Use your imagination.

While the origins of this holiday are unknown, David Evans Strickler, an apprentice pharmacist, is credited as the “inventor” of these fabulous desserts when he created them at the Tassel Pharmacy in Pennsylvania in 1904.

Celebrate National Banana Split Day by setting up a banana split buffet, invite your friends over and enjoy!
 
 
 
 

 
Sweet Seasons: Fabulous Restaurant Desserts Made Simple
by: Richard Leach

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National Rocky Road Day

 

 
Today is National Rocky Road Day, a celebration of Rocky Road Ice Cream. Rocky Road is traditionally made with chocolate ice cream, nuts and marshmallows although there are different variations.
 
In 1929, during the Great Depression, William Dreyer created this flavor by cutting up almonds and marshmallows with his wifes sewing scissors. It was named Rocky Road to give folks something to smile during the Great Depression.
 
Another host says the flavors were created by a Milton Ainbinder, while owning an ice cream toppings factory. Alternately, Fentons Creamery in Oakland, California, claims that William Dreyer based his recipe on a Rocky Road ice cream invented by his friend, Fentons’ George Farren, who blended his Rocky Road candy bar into ice cream; however Dreyer substituted almonds for walnuts. [1]
 
 
 
 
Sources:
Rocky road (ice cream) (http://en.wikipedia.org)
 
 
Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe from Fine Cooking. What a great summer’s day treat.
 
Ingredients:
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Table salt
5 large egg yolks
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at least 60% cacao), chopped and melted
1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
1/3 cup mini marshmallows
1/3 cup toasted chopped pecans
1/3 cup bite-size chocolate chunks

Directions

1. In a medium saucepan, mix 1 cup of the cream with the milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Warm the cream mixture over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and tiny bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan, 3 to 4 minutes.

2. Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with several inches of ice water. Set a smaller metal bowl (one that holds at least 1-1/2 quarts) in the ice water. Pour the remaining cup of cream into the inner bowl (this helps the custard cool quicker when you pour it in later). Set a fine strainer on top. Whisk the egg yolks in a medium bowl.

3. In a steady stream, pour half of the warm cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from curdling.

4. Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heatproof rubber spatula until the custard thickens slightly (it should be thick enough to coat the spatula and hold a line drawn through it with a finger), 4 to 8 minutes. An instant-read thermometer should read 175° to 180°F at this point. Don’t let the sauce overheat or boil, or it will curdle.

5. Immediately strain the custard into the cold cream in the ice bath. Stir in the melted chocolate and cocoa powder. Cool the custard to below 70°F by stirring it over the ice bath.

6. Refrigerate the custard until completely chilled, at least 4 hours. Then freeze the custard in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

7. Fold the marshmallows, pecans, and chocolate chunks into the just-churned ice cream, transfer to an air-tight container, and freeze for at least 4 hours or up to 2 weeks.
 
 
Makes about 1 quart.
 
 
 
 

 
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