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January 15 – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

 

Today is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!


 
Fresh-Strawberry-Ice-CreamIce cream in January? Really? Normally eating ice cream in January would be ok on the west coast, but this year OMGosh it’s cold. Even with the cold weather outside, it won’t stop us from observing National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!

Have you ever noticed fast food chains feature vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors of milkshakes? That’s because the three top flavors of ice cream are vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, Neapolitan ice cream would be a smart choice for those who can’t make up their minds!

Of all the flavors of ice cream, none shows a greater difference in quality and taste between store-bought and homemade than strawberry.
 
A Couple of Fun Facts:

  • Dolley Madison served strawberry ice cream at President Madison’s second Inaugural Ball in 1813
  • One of the earliest documented uses of strawberry ice cream comes from 1744 when Maryland’s Governor Thomas Bladen began serving strawberry ice cream to impress dignitaries and other house guests.
  • In a survey conducted by the International Ice Cream Association, strawberry is the third most popular ice cream flavor, favored by 5.3% of the population.
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    SUGGESTION: Make your own ice cream! You can use the ice cream recipes below.
     
     
    Feel free to use an ice cream maker if you have one or use one of the non-machine methods below:
     
     
    Easiest Ice Cream Ever

    Ingredients: 2 cups buttermilk and 1.5 cups strawberry jam

    Directions: Stir the buttermilk into the jam. Pour into a freezer tray and freeze. Cut into chunks and place into a chilled mixer bowl. Whip until fluffy. Return to tray and cover & freeze until firm. Spoon into sherbet dishes and serve, using crushed strawberries and mint as a garnish (optional)
     
     
    Even Easier Strawberry Ice Cream

    Ingredients:

    • 2 1/2 cups very cold light cream (or half-and-half)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • One 1.25 pound package unsweetened strawberries, frozen

    Directions: Put all the ingredients in the food processor (or bowl) and process (or use hand mixer) until combined, the cream and strawberries forming soft peaks and bits of berry still visible. Put the ice cream in the freezer in airtight container for several hours. Stir once after 2 hours or when edges start to harden. Best served immediately but it keeps pretty well for about a week.
     
     
     

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National Ice Cream Day….and National Ice Cream Month

 
 

Happy National Ice Cream Month!

 

 
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”1

The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2012, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 15. [2]

In the midst of the heat wave back East, all I can think about is how everyone is soooo hot and they should be eating a BIG bowl of ice-cold ice cream. There’s nothing like a BIG bowl of your favorite ice cream to cool you off when the weather takes a vicious, sweat-inducing turn.
 

P.S. If you don’t have air conditioning try eating a bowl of ice cream with an ice pack behind your neck with a fan pointed straight at you, it unbelievable.

 
Since this month is National Ice Cream month there’s even more reason to treat yourself to your favorite flavored ice cream, but do you really need a reason?

Celebrate this ice-cold creamy month and stay cool with some of our favorite ice cream concoctions.
 
 
This book has some of the best and unusual ice cream recipes I’ve seem. I personally like the Carrot Cake Ice Cream, but who wouldn’t.
 

 
 
Here are a couple recipes to get you started. Instant Fruit Ice Cream is cool and refreshing and then Mint Chocolate Chip, need I say more. Enjoy!!
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
[1], [2] July is National Ice Cream Month (www.idfa.org)
 
 

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