The 7th of June is Chocolate Ice Cream Day.
The summer goes by so fast, so make sure you get some chocolate ice cream in early.
How you you like your chocolate ice cream?
- plain, old-fashioned;
- with chunks of chocolate added;
- in a dish or in a cone;
- swirled in with other flavours;
- topped with syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles, the works, etc.
Activities for today
- Make a dish with chocolate ice cream as an ingredient: maybe a float, a milkshake, or a Baked Alaska, or a cake with ice cream as a middle layer;
- make homemade chocolate ice cream;
- treat yourself to an expensive brand you don’t often buy;
- go out for a chocolate ice cream cone;
- look for special offers;
- try a craft chocolate ice cream from a local independent maker, rather than a mass produced brand;
- buy several brands and do a blind taste test with friends;
- download apps from big chains such as Baskin-Robbins and look for deals on this day.
The earliest print reference to a “Chocolate Ice Creamy Day” in June that CooksInfo is aware of dates from 1998:
“Every day there’s really something to celebrate, thanks to the Daily Holiday mailing list. To subscribe, send e-mail to [email protected] and look forward to the joys of Rubber Eraser Day (April 15) and National Chocolate Ice Cream Day (June 7).” —Schofield, Jack. Netwatch column. Manchester, England: The Guardian. Thursday, 15 January 1998. Online section, page 8, col. 1.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension service. Chocolate Ice Cream Day (June 7). Accessed August 2018 at https://food.unl.edu/june-food-calendar#chocolateicecreamday
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Molina, Daniela and Melissa Burgess. Need 6 Ways to Celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day? Check This List Out. NBC News Miami. 7 June 2018. Accessed May 2021 at https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Need-6-Ways-to-Celebrate-National-Chocolate-Ice-Cream-Day–484873961.html
Olya, Gabrielle. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day Deals & Freebies. MSN News. 7 June 2018. Accessed May 2021 at https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/national-chocolate-ice-cream-day-deals-and-freebies/ar-AAyhHDM