Did you know there is a National Soft Ice Cream Day? That’s Right! It’s tomorrow, August 19th! We feel this is the perfect day to enjoy some soft ice cream. . . and what is one way to enjoy soft ice cream you ask – well ice cream sandwiches of course made with Boo-Shaw Bakery Cookies!!! So be sure to order a few to make ice cream sandwiches for all your friends, family neighbors and maybe even co-workers 😉 😉 🍪 🍪 🍪.
Where did this silly, delightful holiday come from? We did some internet research and found a fun National Soft Ice Cream History lesson on National Today:
History of National Soft Ice Cream Day
Though there’s evidence that the first real ice cream possibility originated as early as 200 B.C., there aren’t any anecdotes or notable stories from the time. Early tales of ice cream include Alexander the Great and Emperor Nero of Rome, both of whom enjoyed flavored snow and ice. After Marco Polo came back to Italy from the East with an ice-cream-like recipe, it took off in Europe by the end of the 16th century. ‘Cream Ice’ was featured on the table of Charles I and, in 1553, Catherine de’ Medici brought it to France after marrying Henry II of France.
America, which was later the birthplace of soft-serve ice cream, wasn’t introduced to the dessert until the 1740s. While it may have been at dinner tables earlier, ice cream first appeared in advertisements in the U.S. in 1777. George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon featured two ice cream pots, and he reportedly spent over $200 on ice cream over one summer!
So take some time today or in the near future and find the perfect soft serve ice cream location to enjoy this treat! And if you want to enjoy it perfectly, bring some Boo-Shaw Bakery Cookies with you to make some ice cream sandwiches! The perfect dessert creation!