If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere you’re probably dealing with the dog days of Summer right now and that means you’re trying to find any way you can to stay cool. Some of you are drinking cold drinks like water, lemonade, or sports drinks. Others may be eating popsicles. Yet, today is a day to enjoy another cold treat—vanilla ice cream.
Some of you may have noticed I mentioned vanilla ice cream specifically which wasn’t by accident. National Ice Cream Day was Sunday, so Vanilla Ice Cream Day isn’t that strange. For what It’s worth, I’m happy to celebrate either day, but vanilla ice Cream needs some love.
Most ice cream bases begin as vanilla ice cream, but other flavorings and mix-ins are added. Even at home, I like to add flavorings and mix-ins to augment vanilla ice cream to change the flavors. Other options to enjoy vanilla ice cream also include the ever popular sundae which uses flavored syrups, Of course, many also enjoy floats as a means for consuming vanilla ice cream.
Vanilla ice cream is great because it is simple with its flavor and as mentioned can provide a complement to other flavorings. You can thank Pres. Thomas Jefferson for introducing ice cream to America, and vanilla ice cream in general. Besides ice cream, Pres. Jefferson is also responsible for introducing French fries and macaroni ‘n’ cheese to America.
Hopefully, you can find an opportunity to celebrate Vanilla Ice Cream Day by visiting your favorite Ice cream shop or picking yp your favorite brand of ice cream at the store if your local ice cream shop is crowded like most around here will be.
What’s your favorite place to get vanilla ice cream?