NATIONAL SOFT ICE CREAM DAY
Each year on August 19 is the fun celebration of National Soft Ice Cream Day.
- Soft serve ice cream is a result of air being introduced during freezing.
- Soft serve ice cream has been around since the 1930′s.
In 1934 on Memorial Day weekend, Tom Carvel had a flat tire on his ice cream truck in Hartsdale, New York. After pulling into a parking lot, he began selling the softened ice cream to vacationers driving by. With amazement, seeing the love that people had for soft ice cream, he concluded that a fixed location selling the new-found dessert was potentially a good business idea. In 1936, Carvel opened his first store on the original broken down truck site, selling his secret formula soft serve ice cream dispensed from his patented super low temperature ice cream machines.
Go out for some soft ice cream and post on social media using #NationalSoftIceCreamDay to share the news.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Soft Ice Cream Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.