National Chocolate Ice Cream Day-7th June
Written by Swaati on June 7, 2022
Vanilla is considered the most popular flavor of ice cream, but ever since the Italians froze hot chocolate in 1692, chocolate has been a close contender. The celebratory day itself was likely started by an ice cream manufacturer to encourage greater sales of the delightful dessert, but the question remains whether there was really any need to encourage people to eat more chocolate ice cream.
Chocolate ice cream is made by combining the cocoa powder with eggs, cream, vanilla, and sugar. The recipe is then frozen, and the more adventurous celebrant could consider making their own ice cream-based dessert in order to celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, or simply open the freezer and grab any tub that is close to hand.
But what is it exactly about chocolate ice cream that we should be celebrating?
The US is the third-highest producer and consumer of the cold stuff in the world. Whilst the good old chocolate flavor may have been pipped to the post by vanilla, it is not any less worthy of being celebrated with its own day every year and is still in the top 5 rated ice cream flavors!
So, if you need a reason other than the fact that chocolate ice cream even exists, you have come to the right place! Well, if that is the case be prepared to eat your words or rather, ice cream! A firm favorite in America and of course, the rest of the world, ice cream is not just for those who are going through a breakup. But, whilst we are discussing this – has anyone actually seen a dumped party consume their body weight in ice cream whilst sobbing hysterically in front of a TV in real life? No? We did not think so but that does not negate the essential food item that is chocolate ice cream. Or even just ice cream.
- Ice Cream is a luxury – honest! Up until the late 1800s, ice cream was only for the rich and super-elite. This is due to the fact that they were the only ones who could afford to import it and then freeze it when it arrived. So next time you are looking for a more upmarket snack – look no further than the humble yet mighty tub of chocolate ice cream.
- Just like a bar of chocolate, chocolate ice cream is highly versatile – add it to desserts, milkshakes, top it with an assortment of sweet and savory foods, or even combine it with other chocolate foodstuffs to make a delectable dessert that is sure to induce a food coma.
- Ice Cream Sundaes. That is it. No elaboration needed. Did you know, Ice Cream Sundaes were actually made to be served on a Sunday? Ice cream was a popular addition to soda drinks in local soda shops. By law, on Sundays, this drink was not allowed to be sold. As a way around this, a popular ice cream parlor chose to serve the ice cream and syrup without the soda to get around laws about sugary treats on the Sabbath. So the story goes anyway. But either way, the treat is still a firm favorite all over the world.
How to celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
As we mentioned earlier, the delicious chocolate ice cream is a versatile treat, and whilst it is perfectly tasty all on its own, it is safe to say some enhancements can actually increase the appeal of the brown colored frozen snack.
Chocolate ice cream is also a staple ingredient in many other flavors of ice cream including;
- Rocky Road
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
Alternatively, or even alongside if you wish, you can make some lip-smacking desserts with chocolate ice cream that will make you want to skip right past starters and mains and just feast on dessert until your body is 99.99% ice cream and sugar!
Be warned: the following suggestions could cause brain freeze. Please enjoy ice cream responsibly. But if you can’t, the following advice is for those who need this:
Brain freeze can be combated by placing your tongue on the top of your mouth. This will help warm the temperature sensors in the roof of your mouth which are the cause of brain freeze. A drop in temperatures sends a signal to your brain letting it know of heat loss. This is why you get the sudden pain halfway through enjoying your favorite frozen treats!
The Best Time to Enjoy Chocolate Ice Cream
Whether you are celebrating, commiserating, catching up, or enjoying a film, there is no wrong time to indulge in a little bit of what you fancy. Especially if what you fancy is chocolate ice cream. Well, that is unless you are driving, or at work – your boss may not be best pleased!