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Celebrate National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day ~ July 1st

July 1

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National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day takes place on July 1st every year.

The History of Ice Cream

Ice cream is one of the most popular desserts around today and has been for far longer than you might imagine. While today it is very easy to make ice cream these days, it was not always the case. As far back as the second century, it is known that Alexander the Great indulged in snow flavored with nectar and honey. Nero also enjoyed snow flavored with fruit juices. While these references seem to be lacking the dairy that makes up ice cream it does show the love of frozen desserts goes back centuries.

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When Marco Polo returned home to Italy from the Far East it is rumored he had in his possession the recipe for a dessert that was very similar to what we know as Sherbet today. That dessert differed from the earlier records in the fact that it contained cream. It was from this Oriental treat that it is thought ice cream evolved from. Researchers think it may also have come from Arab traders that traveled to the East as well.

While the exact origins of one of the world’s favorite desserts may never be known, what is known is that it was introduced to England at the time Catherine the Great and her entourage came to England from. Most likely the chefs that she brought with her came bearing the recipe. King Charles loved the dessert, called Cream Ice, so much he served it at many extravagant dinners. What flavor was made for him? It is said to have been made with orange blossom water, making it Orange Blossom Ice Cream.

The first written account of ice cream in the United States was in 1744 by a guest of the Governor of Maryland, William Bladen. The first cones were used for the creamy treat at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 as a way to easily carry ice cream so as not to need utensils.

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After refrigeration became affordable in the latter part of the 20th-century ice cream became readily available throughout the world, with ice cream shops opening in droves and ice cream parlors competing for the most flavors.

Today there is a never-ending variety of flavors available throughout the world. Some flavors sound delicious, some weird and unusual, and some outright disgusting, depending on your tastes.

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Weirdest Ice Cream Flavors

Some of the weirdest and wackiest flavors of ice cream I have found are:

  • Octopus
  • Wasabi
  • Horseflesh (yes, it does contain raw horse meat, but you most likely won’t find it outside of Tokyo)
  • Viagra (Faux)
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Horseradish
  • Pizza
  • Lobster
  • Charcoal
  • Queso
  • Squid Ink
  • Foie Gras
  • Bourbon and Corn Flake

 

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How to Celebrate National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

Celebrating this holiday is delicious no matter how you do it.  You can simply go and try out a local ice cream shop or make your own ice cream.  Here are some recipes to get you started on your creative ice cream journey.

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Sweet Potato Coconut Ice Cream

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

Blue Moon Ice Cream

Wasabi and Cucumber Ice Cream

Charcoal Ice Cream

Bourbon and Corn Flakes

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To Buy on Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

Other holidays today

Postal Worker Day

International Joke Day

 

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