NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY
National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is observed annually on July 23rd. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!! As part of National Ice Cream Month and not too far behind National Ice Cream Day, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day honors one of the most popular of the ice cream flavors.
In North America, the most common use of vanilla flavoring is for ice cream and many people consider vanilla to be the ‘default’ flavor.
It is believed that Thomas Jefferson discovered the vanilla flavor when he was in France and then introduced it to the United States. Jefferson produced a handwritten copy of a vanilla ice cream recipe in the 1780′s, which is now housed at the Library of Congress. The Thomas Jefferson ice cream is available at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota.
Make your own with this “tried and true” homemade vanilla ice cream recipe for you to enjoy! Go out for some vanilla ice cream with a friend. Scoop up a dish full from the ice cream in your freezer. Post a photo on social media using #VanillaIceCreamDay to encourage others to do the same.
We were unable to find the creator and origin of National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.