Chocolate Ice Cream Day

How could I pass up a day to celebrate chocolate of any kind, let alone ice cream! Every year on June 7, we celebrate Chocolate Ice Cream Day. According to those who know, chocolate is the second most popular flavor of ice cream, after vanilla. Personally, given a choice, I’ll take chocolate any time – either just plain chocolate, or containing other delicious things like nuts or marshmallow, or fudge.

According to Punchbowl, which is a greeting card site, Thomas Jefferson took a fancy to ice cream while living abroad as the Ambassador to France during the 1780s. They believe it is likely that he is responsible for bringing ice cream to the United States.

No one seems to know who started this holiday or why, but the speculation is that it was likely an ice cream manufacturer to bring them business.

Of course, you know that chocolate ice cream is made by combining cocoa powder with eggs, cream, vanilla, and sugar, then freezing it, preferably while it is being constantly stirred, to help prevent ice crystals from forming. I remember more than one time when I was young turning the crank on our manual ice cream maker. Delicious and worth the work.

One statistic I ran across while researching this is that an average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream. Sounds good to me!

My father lived on a farm when he was young, and one of the stories he told about his childhood is one time when they were not able to get the milk to the dairy. It had to do with the train not running, though I can’t remember why. They took the milk with all the cream and made ice cream out of it. Apparently, it tasted heavenly.

Quotes about chocolate ice cream and ice cream in general

Scoops of mint ice cream with chips of chocolate cows.–Jim Bishop

I love chocolate. I love chocolate ice cream. I love chocolate candy. The darker the better.–Nancy Pelosi

A good night sleep, or a ten minute bawl, or a pint of chocolate ice cream, or all three together, is good medicine.–Ray Bradbury

Everything was chocolate ice cream and kisses and wind.–Francesca Lia Block

I thought of all the different kinds of love in the world. I could think of ten without even trying. The way parents love their kids, the way you love a puppy or chocolate ice cream or home or your favorite book or your sister.–Carol Rifka Brunt

When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the Lion King soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.–Blake Lively

I’m helping launch the new Milky Way Chocolate Ice Cream Bar. I play an astrophysicist on television, and the name of the bar is Milky Way, so put two and two together, and here I am.–Kunal Nayyar

Summer would not be summer without Ice-cream. Ice-cream is the favorite currency of love.–Puck

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.–Jim Fiebig

I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty.–Wendy Liebman

Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food.–Joseph Epstein

Ice cream cravings are not to be taken lightly.–Betsy Cañas Garmon

So yes, I do want to try and keep things going if I can. I have a few things brewing… And if it doesn’t happen, I did buy an ice cream van a while ago. So I always have that to fall back on.–Rupert Grint

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