National Chocolate Milkshake Day
About National Chocolate Milkshake Day
Date When Celebrated: National Chocolate Milkshake Day is always observed on September 12
National Chocolate Milkshake Day is an opportunity for chocoholics to savor and enjoy a thick and frothy shake. In mid-September, the weather may have cooled off. But, our appetite for chocolate, specifically chocolate shakes, hasn’t cooled off one iota. Chocolate is the most popular milkshake flavor. For those of you who prefer other flavors, only a chocolate milkshake will do today.
Did You Know? On August 1, 2000, Ira Freehof, made the Guinness World Book of Records by making the world’s largest milkshake. This milkshake was 6,000 gallons, the equivalent of 50,000 regular-sized shakes.
To participate in this day is easy. You already know what to do. Make this day even more fun, by making the milkshake yourself.
Origin of Milkshakes
The first milkshake was made in 1885. They were originally sold in bars and saloons. The original milkshake was made of whiskey, eggs, and cream. Then in the early 1900s, chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry syrup replaced the whiskey. In 1922, a Walgreen employee added malted milk powder to the recipe. That same year, Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender. This made milkshakes more smooth and frothy. By the 1930s, malt ships popped up around the country, selling malted milkshakes and other ice creams.
“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” – – Mae West
History and Origin of National Chocolate Milkshake Day
We found no factual information about this special day. But, we found many, many chocoholics.
Our research did not uncover the origin or the creator of this special day. One might think it should date back many decades. However, our research only found more recent reference to it, around 2010-2015.
We were mildly surprised that this day is celebrated in September. We expected it to be celebrated sometime in the summer. But, here it is in mid-September. So, let’s enjoy it to the fullest!
A true “National” day, requires either a Presidential proclamation or an Act of Congress. We found not record to this effect.
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