National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the Sunday of July and the month of July is considered as the National Ice Cream Month. People use to celebrate this day with full exultation, eat different flavors of Ice cream that increases the happiness of this day to peak. National Ice Cream day was first introduced by the great Persians, they used to put the snow in a bowl, pour a grape juice over it and enjoyed it. The purpose behind it was to save from the blazing heat of the summers and keep the snow in underground chambers called “yakhchal”, in order to get benefit during a summer season.
Later, it got more popularity (national ice cream day promotions), a generalist named “Quaker colonists” picked up the demand of the people and introduced the day for the first time in United States. He opened his shop nearly in New York and there he wanted to sell different flavors of Ice Cream.
National Ice Cream Day Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan was one of the elected presidents of USA, he noticed that people loved to eat Ice cream and even ready to pay a whole lot of bucks for this, within a month 90% of USA public started eating it. Furthermore, it also helped USA government to generate a huge amount of revenue, by just selling ice-cream. On such basis, in 1984 Ronald Reagan decided July as National Ice Cream Month as well selected the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day each year.
National Ice Cream Day Flavors:
Here are a few unique flavors of ice-cream that sure will enhance your celebration even more:
1. Mashed Potato Ice Cream
Mashed Potato Ice Cream is one of the delicious among the flavors of ice cream. It is made with white potatoes. Beat all the basic ice cream ingredients along with boiled potatoes by beater until you get smooth looking ice cream.
Ingredients for Mashed Potato Ice Cream:
- 1.1 kg of peeled potatoes.
- 1-1/4 cup of milk.
- 2 tbsp butter to give it a new flavor.
- 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Recipe for Mashed Potato Ice Cream:
First, you have to boil potatoes in salt water till it becomes tender, then wash them and start mashing it with butter and milk till it gets smooth and creamy. Freeze for a whole day and stir it after every hour for nice crystals and texture.
2. Olive Oil Ice Cream
Olive Oil Ice Cream is another unique flavor. Below is the recipe:
Ingredients for Olive Oil Ice Cream:
- 1 3/4 cups of milk.
- ¼ cup of smooth cream and add also few tsp of sugar in it, according to your taste.
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, you can use common salt if it is not available.
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoon.
- 4 egg yolks to make it tender.
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil.
Recipe for Olive Oil Ice Cream:
Take milk, cream, salt, and ½ cup sugar in an average sized pan, stir well to dissolve all the sugar, remove the mix from the heat.
Now whisk 4 egg yolks along with sugar (2 tablespoon) in a bowl, whisk it for 3 minutes. Pour ½ cup hot milk into the mixture of yolks and whisk then add the mix in the pan in which we took milk cream, salt, and sugar and whisk with the remaining milk. Turn the heat to medium and cook don’t forget to stir constantly. When you see the mix getting thick (after 3-4 minutes) strain all the custard through a fine-mesh sieve in to a bowl and then put the bowl in the container with icy cold water. Add the extra virgin olive oil and whisk again. Let the mixture cool completely while stirring it in intervals of 10 minutes. Put all of the Ice Cream in an air tight jar and put it in freezer for 8 hours. Enjoy your delicious Olive Ice Cream.
3. Buffalo Wing Ice Cream
Buffalo Wing Ice Cream known for its lovely taste, it gets its name, because of the addition of two secret ingredients i.e. Berry Habanero and Caramel Heat.
Ingredients for Buffalo Wing Ice Cream:
- 3 cups of butter milk.
- 1/2 cups of sugar.
- 4 egg yolks.
- Berry Habanero.
- Caramel Heat.
Recipe for Buffalo Wing Ice Cream:
Heat 1/2 sugar till it gets brown and turns into caramel. Now add all the ingredients mentioned and blend it in a separate bowl. Add the brown sugar u made (Caramel) and Berry Habanero (juice), blend it one more time keep in freezer for 8 hours and stir after every single hour then replace it in freezer.
4. Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream is one of the most common flavor we have today.
Ingredients for Vanilla Ice Cream:
- 2 cups of smooth cream.
- Mixture of milk and cream (1:2).
- 3/4 cup white or brown sugar.
- 1 tablespoon vanilla essence.
Recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream:
Take a large bowl put 2 cups of smooth cream and the 1:2 mixture of milk and cream respectively in it. Blend all the mixture along with the mentioned quantity of sugar. Add 1 tablespoon. Refrigerate it for at least 8 hours.
5. Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream Cheese frosting is very rich in taste. This particular flavor is quite common among the individuals of Switzerland.
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting Ice Cream:
- 4 ounces butter.
- 4 ounces cream cheese.
- 2 cups of fine sugar.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
Recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting Ice Cream:
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer (on low speed). Add 2 cups of fine sugar and beat again for 15 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla essence and beat the mixture again for around 5 minutes. Keep in freezer for 6-8 hours.
National Ice Cream Cone Day
National Ice Cream Cone Day is celebrated on September 22 of every year. The day is very much similar to National Ice Cream Day, however, all the ice creams should bear a cone as the name suggests.
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is celebrated annually on August 2. Celebrate hot summers with a delicious frozen ice cream sandwich.
Dairy Queen Ice Cream Day
Dairy Queen Ice Cream Day is celebrated annually on Tuesday, March 15. This current year, we are going to celebrate its 76 anniversary and the Ice Cream giant Dairy Queen will supply free ice cream cone across United States for a day.
Ice Cream Cake Recipes
Ever tried Ice Cream cake? if not then here is the recipe you can try on National Ice Cream Day.
Ingredients for Ice Cream Cake:
- One whole package of Chocolate cake mix (500 grams)
- 2 Liters of Vanilla Ice Cream.
Recipe for Ice Cream Cake:
Prepare the Chocolate Cake as per the directions mentioned over the package. For Ice Cream Cake use Ice Cream that comes in rectangular packages and cut it in half lengthwise and place the layers side by side on a wax paper. Place the cooled Chocolate Cake over the Ice Cream. Cut the excess to make the Cake and Ice Cream to match the edges. Cover the combo with wax paper and place in freezer for 4 hours.
Blue Bell Ice Cream
Blue Bell Ice Cream is one of the tastiest ice cream, the Blue Berries in it makes it finger licking good. Inspired by the Ice Cream a man in UK opened a shop named Blue Bell Creameries.
Ingredients for Blue Bell Ice Cream:
- 4 ounces unsalted butter, because it can salty it taste on the other hand we want sweet taste.
- 4 ounces of smooth cream cheese.
- 2 cups of fine sugar or brown sugar, its up to you which sugar do you use.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
- Blue Berries.
Recipe for Blue Bell Ice Cream:
Take a large bowl, blend both the butter and cream cheese by an electric or hand mixer (Keep in mind the speed should be low). Now add the fine sugar a cup at a time until it becomes smooth. Finally, beat all the ingredients with a teaspoon of vanilla essence and placed it for 6 hours at-least in the freezer.
Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory
Blue Bell ice cream was first made by a company called “Brenham Creamery Company“, located in Texas. An astonishing thing is that the company face shortage of Blue Berries this year because of the high demand of their Ice Cream.
Blue Bell Ice Cream Flavors
- Black Walnut (available in special places means in luxurious places).
- Butter Crunch in this you would feel a sugar crunch, while eating.
- Buttered Pecan popular by its delicious butter flavor.
- Cherry Vanilla, in this I sure you would love it by sprinkles of cherries.
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, it is served on a cup, which inner surface is coated by a layer extract.
- Coffee lol! This is really bitter in taste, so those love coffee eat it.
- Cookies’n Cream, its a mixture of three ingredients, cookies, cream and a special essence.
- Dutch Chocolate, it is mostly eat by luxurious families, due to its cool phase.
- Homemade Vanilla, it is the most common flavor and mostly like by small kids.
- Pistachio Almond, mixture of Almonds and cookies hmm!
- Rocky Road, it is a traditional contain nuts and chocolate give it a realistic taste.
Where Can I Buy Blue Bell Ice Cream
Here are a few stores from where you can able to buy it:
- Glaziers Food Marketplace
Ice Cream For Diabetic patients
The best ice cream for diabetic patients should contain, less than 150 calories, 5 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans fat while 3 gram of saturated fat and finally 100 mg of sodium or less than that. If an ice cream fulfills that requirement, so you can eat it. However, it is difficult to find Ice Cream with such nutritional stats so we can recommend you homemade ice cream for diabetic patient and you can use canderel or other artificial sweeteners in your home made Ice Creams.
Ice Cream Drinks
Pumpkin Beer Float:
If it is too cool for a root beer float, try an autumn classic instead, made with real pumpkin beer and Ice Cream.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Beer Float:
- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream
- 1 bottle (12 oz) of pumpkin beer (1 1/2 cups)
Recipe for Pumpkin Beer Float:
If you are going to make 2 glasses, first you have to put 1 scoop Vanilla as well a scoop of chocolate Ice bar/ Cream. After that, pour pumpkin beer over Ice Cream depends on your taste that how much beer you want over your Ice Cream.
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