Sunday, July 17, 2016

It's National Ice Cream Day!!

The entire month of July is National Ice Cream month -- so enjoy.

But one particular day -- July 17 -- is also National Ice Cream Day.

What is your favorite flavor? Personally, I pretty much like them all.

According to the National Day Calendar website, here are some facts about ice cream:
  • Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were known to have been regular eaters of ice cream.
  • First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball in 1813.
  • 1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson created multiple ice cream recipes as well as  a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.
  • 1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, was issued the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.
  • It is said that today there are over 1,000 ice cream flavors. 

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