National Soft Ice Cream Day - August 19
Fri, Aug 19, 2022

National Soft Ice Cream Day

Who among us doesn’t love ice cream? On National Ice Cream Day, you can enjoy them without a twinge of conscience, even if you limit yourself to sweets. The holiday is specially celebrated in the summer, because it is in the heat that you want something refreshing!

The History

Historians claim that ice cream originated as early as 200 BC. It is, of course, impossible to verify this. In the foreseeable past, the soft treat appeared in America in 1740, and its first advertisement in 1777. During this period, it was considered an exotic dish that was only available to the rich.

The year 1800 came, and the popularity of the dessert gained momentum – production appeared, the industry flourished.

There are many speculations about the origin of softened sweets, and here’s one: Margaret Hilda Thatcher, a former British Prime Minister, worked in manufacturing and helped create soft serve recipes.

Interesting facts

Fascinating Facts:

  • during World War II, ice cream was supplied to the troops to boost their morale;
  • the first president of the United States, George Washington, spent over $200 on dessert over the summer;
  • soft ice cream is much more difficult to produce than hard ice cream.

How to celebrate

Visit your favorite cafe and order a summer dish! Sometimes the owners of establishments make good discounts on this day.

If you have children, visit amusement parks with them and be sure to go to an ice cream shop.

Perhaps you can cook it yourself? Buy the necessary products and experiment!

When is National Soft Ice Cream Day celebrated in 2022?

National Soft Ice Cream Day is observed on August 19 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 19 2022
Saturday August 19 2023
Monday August 19 2024
Tuesday August 19 2025
Wednesday August 19 2026

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