You guys, today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! Who can seriously resist this scrumptious hand-held frozen treat? It’s really no surprise that the ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America, with the 30-44 age group buying them the most. In fact, the ice cream sandwich is so American it is sold at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C..
No matter how you slice it, people around the world have a passion for cheesecake! Originating on the Greek island of Samos, simple ingredients like flour, wheat, honey and cheese, combined to make a cheesecake that was even served as a wedding cake. The Greeks considered cheesecake to be a good source of energy, and there is evidence that it was served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. With such a glowing endorsement, it’s no wonder we’re celebrating National Cheesecake Day!
Today, which is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, is all about celebrating and enjoying the tastiness of this unique dessert that was invented at the very end of the 1800s and gained popularity in the beginning of the 1900s. Do you know why it’s spelled “sundae”?
It’s National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! While there are countless ice cream flavors out there, vanilla ice cream continues to be the most popular. Surprisingly enough, however; it was not the first ice cream flavor. It wasn’t until the discovery of the Americas that chocolate and vanilla crept onto the ice cream scene. Being able to indulge in basic ice cream flavors like vanilla and chocolate used to be a luxury reserved for high society.
We’re celebrating our love for cool treats this Ice Cream Month! There is no doubt that America loves its ice cream. Ninety-eight percent of all U.S. households purchase ice cream, with more sold on Sunday than any other day of the week. Eighty-seven percent have ice cream in their freezer at any given time. And this month is the perfect time to stock up!
Summer is officially here and our Cool Food Panelists have been creating new and exciting recipes to keep you cool this summer. With June being Dairy Month, our panelists have created the following summer recipes using some of our dairy aisle favorites! These delicious, dairy-inspired foods are sure to fill you with flavor and cool down your taste buds in the summer heat!
We’ve all heard of Cinco de Mayo (“the fifth of May”) as a fun celebration with lots of Mexican food, but what is the history behind the holiday event? A common misconception is that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s independence, but it is actually centered around celebrating Mexico’s victory in the battle at Puebla, which occurred during the Franco-Mexican War on May 5, 1862. It was unsure that Mexico could win the battle, since they were heavily outnumbered by French military forces. Ultimately the win became a significant source of pride for Mexico.
There’s a day for everything it seems. Some we can relate to, some not so much. National English Muffin Day – April 23 — is especially exciting for those of us English muffin lovers!
With it being Passover and with Easter right around the corner, family get-togethers, brunches and dinners are happening continuously! Grocery stores are busy with shoppers gathering all the ingredients they need. If you’re at a loss for what to make, get inspired by these charming spring recipes.
March 17 marks St. Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day originally was a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. It has become an international festival celebrating the culture of Ireland. Surprisingly, the first parade held to honor St. Patrick’s Day took place not in Ireland but in the U.S.– in New York City. Out of anywhere in the world, NYC even beats out Ireland themselves for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration.