National Rocky Road Day
About National Rocky Road Day
When is National Rocky Road Day? This holiday is always celebrated on June 2
National Rocky Road Day is all about eating ice cream…… specifically Rocky Road ice cream. People love this summer weather, great tasting ice cream. Rock Road Ice Cream is one of America’s top 10 ice cream flavors. But, on this June 2 holiday, it is the most popular of all.
Want to make your own Rocky Road Ice Cream? Just add nuts (almonds and/or pecans), mini marshmallows, and chunks of semisweet chocolate to your favorite ice cream recipe. Today would be the perfect day to make, and certainly eat, a batch of Rocky Road ice cream.
If you aren’t into making ice cream or just don’t have the time, you can buy Rocky Road ice cream at any grocery store. Or, visit your favorite ice cream store for a cone (large today).
Rocky Road History
In 1853, a Rocky Road dessert was created in Australia. It consists of chocolate, imported candies, and nuts. In the early 1900s, Joseph Edy began making Rocky Road candy. Then in 1929, William Dryer, a friend of Joseph Edy Created Rocky Road Ice Cream during the Great Depression. It was an immediate hit. Now, just about every ice cream manufacturer offers it.
How to Celebrate and Participate in National Rocky Road Day
There are a lot of ways to celebrate National Rocky Road Day.
- Eat Rocky Road Ice Cream.
- Have an ice cream party. You know what to put on the menu.
- Have the original Rocky Road Dessert.
- Take your Jeep or ATV on a rocky trail.
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History and Origin of National Rocky Road Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. Our money is on the ice cream makers as originators of this day.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
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