Hold on to your seats as we bring you the all-time favorite dessert ” Ice cream! U.S. celebrates July as the National Ice Cream Month so get your cones ready for a really fun treat this summer season.
My love for ice cream didn’t fade away as I grew old, but rather outgrown simple ice cream treats and turned my attention into more complex and modern ice cream flavors and twists. Ice cream is a certified favorite amongst kids and adults too. History says that people from the Persian have enjoyed having their juices poured over a bowl of snow, thus the most basic ice cream style. More complex ice cream flavors and textures were created during the 400 B.C. where different fruits and flavors were mixed with ice. It was the Arabs who introduced milk as main ingredient in their ice cream with sugar used for sweetening purposes in place of fruit juices. The growth and popularity of ice cream has since then, continued to developed throughout the years. Ice cream makers have their own styles in creating these chilled treats in different flavors and textures. Italy have their gelatos which are smoother in texture as compared to ordinary ice creams. Some add in fresh fruits, some make cooked ice cream, others have sandwiches and cakes.
Ice cream is consumed by many with or without a special occasion. Sometimes, just a random walk past by an ice cream parlor would do. The people’s love for ice cream proved to be evident in the creation of a special holiday for this wonderful treat. It was in 1984 when President Ronald Reagan assigned the month of July to be the National Ice Cream Month alongside National Ice Cream Day which he assigned to the third Sunday of the Month. Celebrate the Ice Cream Month by visiting the best ice cream parlors in your area or even by making your own ice cream recipes with twists at home. Don’t forget to bring out your ice cream makers to make your Ice Cream Month special.
Green Tea Ice Cream. Blend in your favorite green tea and make your own green tea-flavored ice cream. All you need are heavy cream, milk, eggs, sugar, green tea powder. The cooking process is just easy by separately mixing the ingredients and eventually adding them together. Once it’s all done, you just have to pour the mixture on an ice cream maker and put in freezer to chill. This ice cream can last up to a week in the freezer.
Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake. Make your own ice cream cake at home and be surprised with the sweet and delicious outcome. This cake is made with vanilla ice cream and chocolate with hints of peppermint to give it a little fresh flavor. Use bittersweet chocolate for that neutralized sweetness so as not to overpower flavors and create a balance in your palate. Make your own sultry ice cream cake and prepare to have a blast on Ice Cream Day or even the whole month.
Banana Foster Ice Cream Pie. If you love pies and you love ice cream, why not make an ice cream pie for yourself and your family this Ice Cream Month. This recipe will definitely give a whirlwind experience to your ice cream dreams. Ripe bananas alone are sweet, and also pairs well with other cold treats. Indulge in a pie once in a while, and give it a try during the Ice Cream Month.
Champagne-Sorbet. Make use of your left over champagnes or sparkling wines and give it a little twist. Make your own sorbet (ice cream) from scratch with this champagne sorbet recipe. Champagne or sparkling wines have distinct flavor, making it flexible not only for drinking but also for culinary practices, and champagne sorbet is an example. The lemon juice will provide some citrus kick to your ordinary sorbet. Make some for you and your family and enjoy the Ice Cream Month with a blast.
Ice cream is definitely a really good chilled treat that many people enjoy having. Whether we have them in cones, sandwiches, or glasses, the flavors never go out of style, it just keeps getting better.