It’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! Today we celebrate one of the most popular ice cream flavors of all time.
Culinary historians believe that the earliest ice cream flavors were based on fruit, but by the 18th century, both vanilla and chocolate were fairly common. Thomas Jefferson became fond of ice cream while living abroad as an ambassador to France during the 1780s. He is likely responsible for bringing this delicious frozen treat to America!
Today, the United States produces about 1.6 billion gallons of ice cream each year. Whether you prefer your chocolate ice cream in a cone, cup, ice cream, or shake, indulge in a scoop (or two!) Today. Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!
To observe National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7, all you need is chocolate ice cream. However, who says you have to stop there? You can have it in a cone or make it from scratch. Add sprinkles or syrup or whipped cream.
Chocolate ice cream is the second most common flavor, second only to vanilla. Chocolate-flavored ice cream has been around for over a hundred years and has been popular in the United States since the late 1800s. Cocoa powder is mixed with eggs, cream, vanilla, and sugar to make chocolate ice cream. Cocoa powder is what gives ice cream a brown color. Other flavors, like rocky road or triple chunk of chocolate, use chocolate ice cream in their creation.
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY ACTIVITIES
Visit an old ice cream parlor
For an old-time experience to celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, head over to your local ice cream shop or coffee shop and order a smoothie or ice cream. Regardless of the chocolate flavor you want, a day in the dining room will be a sweet moment where you will be transported 60 years into the past.
Load the coverages
The best way to make your ice cream twice the chocolate is to top it with chunks of your favorite chocolate bar or drizzle it with fudge sauce. Double chocolate, double fun.
Make yourself a dessert-themed cocktail
After a long day at work, nothing beats a drink or a bowl of ice cream to ease a stressful day. We say, why not have both? A chocolate alcoholic cocktail will satisfy both drinkers and chocolate lovers: nothing better than a touch of chocolate.