National Ice Cream Soda Day
When is National Ice Cream Soda Day? Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day is always on July 20
Today is National Ice Cream Soda Day., a July 20 holiday. These sadas are a real summertime treat. Enjoying one is a great way to cool down during the Dog Days of Summer. But, don’t limit your consumption of this frothy drink to just the summer months. They can and should be enjoyed every month of the year.
The ice cream soda was first made in 1874 by Robert Green, a vendor at the Philadelphia Jamboree celebrating the city’s 150 anniversary. He ran out of ice and began to put a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream into the sodas he served. He later claimed the idea came to him in a dream. Regardless of which story caused him to put ice cream into a glass of soda, we are so glad he did!
Did You Know? There is only one person in the entire world who has the following words engraved on his tombstone ” Originator of Ice Cream Sodas”. And, you guessed it, he’s Robert Green.
Happy National Ice Cream Soda Day!
How to Participate in National Ice Cream Soda Day
What does it take to enjoy and celebrate this special day? All you need is a couple of scoops of your favorite ice cream, your favorite soda, and a straw. Of course, you probably don’t want ice cream flavors that include nuts, candies, or any other chunky items, as they won’t go through the straw.
They are especially good when you make them at home. You can add extra ice cream to it!
Thought for Today
“Love is an ice cream sundae, with all the marvelous coverings. Sex is the cherry on top.” – – Jimmy Dean
History and Origin of National Ice Cream Soda Day
While we know that Robert Green created the ice cream soda in 1874, we do not know who created this special day or when. But, we are glad they did!
Neither the U.S. Congress nor the President of the United States has proclaimed today National Nitrogen Ice Cream Day.
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