We won’t believe you if you say you don’t like ice cream, especially if it’s strawberry flavored.
How can you not like this frozen dessert, which is sweet, refreshing, light, pink, and has many other qualities?
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day is observed in January to celebrate the love for this dessert. People leave their diets to have a scoop (or two) of the strawberry-flavored goodness on this day.
Ice cream is a cold dessert, also January is one of the coldest months in most parts of the US. So January plus strawberry ice cream is the best combo!
When is Strawberry Ice Cream Day 2023?
Americans celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day every year on January 15. People mark the occasion by making or trying the pink flavor of ice cream.
Ice cream’s history can be traced back to 550 BCE. Some claim that the Persians invented this frozen dessert, while others claim that the Romans did.
On the other hand, the strawberry flavor of this dessert was first enjoyed in the nineteenth century. Because it was difficult to store, ice cream was initially considered food for the elite.
However, the opening of ice cream parlors in New York and London became a common food for everyone.
Every year in January, Americans celebrate Strawberry Ice Cream Day to enjoy the delicious frozen food in the frozen month.
Ice cream contains a lot of sugar and fat. Excessive consumption of sugary foods can cause different health problems. Also, this frozen dessert contains a lot of calories but few minerals.
Ice cream also has some advantages if consumed in moderate quantities, such as providing an energy boost due to the high glucose content of sugar. It also helps to improve our mood.
So it’s better to use a less processed version, and one should consume it in moderate quantities. To eat healthy snacks, you can also make homemade ice cream with healthy ingredients.
Creative Ideas to Enjoy Strawberry Ice Cream Day
To celebrate the day, you must eat a lot of strawberry ice cream. Apart from that, there are numerous other ways to commemorate this day.
Here are some ways to celebrate the day and make the most out of it!
Find the Best Ice Cream Parlor
Go on a hunt to find the best ice cream parlor to celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day. Make a list of nearby shops and try their strawberry flavor.
On your hunt, you can also try different variants such as strawberry cheesecake ice cream, chocolate drizzle, or any other available variants of strawberry dessert.
Get Ice Cream Bowls
Purchase a few ice cream bowls from your local department store. If you are skilled at pottery, make your ceramic bowls.
This way, you’ll have separate bowls for the frozen treat and can serve the guests in these lovely bowls.
Make Your Own
Make your ice cream at home, so you don’t feel guilty about eating processed and sugary foods. To make it healthier, you can customize the types of ingredients.
After making it, give it as a gift to loved ones or serve it if you’re hosting a strawberry-themed party.
Try Different Foods
Instead of eating the typical scoops of strawberry ice cream, try different foods that include this frozen treat.
Make or eat a sundae, ice cream sandwich, cake, or any other type of ice cream dessert.
Share on Social Media
Share photos and short videos of your celebrations. You can take overhead shots of yourself making homemade frozen desserts. Or make ASMR restocking videos.
If you have a public account, share the health benefits and problems with eating ice cream in large quantities.
To join the ice cream community, use hashtags like #StrawberryIceCreamDay.
Here are some interesting facts to expand your knowledge of the best-frozen food!
- Strawberry ice cream is known to be the third most favorite flavor in the US.
- Strawberries Arnaud is a very expensive ice cream as it costs a whopping $1.4 million.
- Americans eat the most ice cream in the world.
- An average US citizen consumes 16 pounds of ice cream every year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Who invented strawberry ice cream?
Historians believe that strawberry ice cream was first served by First Lady Dolley Madison who was the wife of the 4th president of America.
Q2. What is the oldest ice cream flavor?
Alexander the Great ate ice and snow with honey and nectar, which is said to be the oldest flavor.
Q3. What is the strangest ice cream flavor?
Pizza, cheese, jalapeño, oyster, and curry are the world’s strangest ice cream flavors.
To summarize, you should celebrate National Day by eating strawberry ice cream from your favorite store.
You can also commemorate the occasion by making homemade ice cream and sharing it with others.
Whatever you do to celebrate, eat the ice cream in moderation to avoid any health risks. Have a wonderful day!