National Coffee Ice Cream Day in The Villages FL

National Coffee Ice Cream Day

National Coffee Ice Cream Day in The Villages FL

Caffeine and ice cream lovers unite for National Coffee Ice Cream Day this September 6!

Celebrating a combination that has swept the world by storm since at least 1919, this day recognizes a particular flavor that often goes unnoticed.

Not anymore! Coffee ice cream lovers, today is your day in the sun, and those who have yet to expand their frozen dessert palette, get ready to taste decadence!

HISTORY OF NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY

Ice cream is the ultimate comfort food. It’s a perfect conclusion to a great meal — and so is coffee. So why not combine the two and make something incredible? It takes time! While gelato and sorbet can be traced as far back as 3000 B.C. and people have been drinking coffee since at least the 15th century, it took quite some time for coffee-flavored ice cream to come about. Coffee may have been discovered in the Middle East in the 9th century, however, it wasn’t considered a household beverage until after the 17th century — that’s when the drink started gaining traction in Britain. The French’s relationship with the Ottomans paved the way for high society to bring coffee to the world. Venetians eventually figured out how to make coffee sweeter and, voila, the drink skyrocketed to fame.

The first flavored ice cream was invented at the request of Roman emperor Nero. His servants went to the mountains and collected snow to make a frozen dessert flavored with honey, nuts, and fruit toppings. The invention of gelato is mostly credited to Bernardo Buontalenti, a 16th century Florence native who served it to the court of Catherine de’ Medici. By 1770, Giovanni Basiolo made his success in New York selling semi-frozen coffee and milk products popular in Genoa. Finally, in 1869, coffee ice cream was first used in a parfait and then appeared again in a cookbook in 1919. Today, it’s become a staple in most ice cream shops’ flavor lists and is a perfect pick-me-up with a side of sweet, creamy goodness.

NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY ACTIVITIES

    • Get a scoop!

Most local ice cream parlors offer a coffee flavor ice cream and may even have a discount on this special day. Stop by and grab yourself a cone-full!

    • Make your own

If you’ve got a knack for making magic in the kitchen, maybe try making your own ice cream! With today’s technology, making ice cream is considered relatively easy. There’s plenty of DIY recipes online you should totally try out.

    • Do something similar

Maybe coffee ice cream isn’t exactly your thing, but you can still appreciate a good coffee dessert. Find an awesome coffee cake or parfait recipe that you think you’ll like and give it a go — or maybe even affogato!

5 COFFEE ICE CREAM FACTS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

  1. The big joe
    400 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide, making it the world’s most popular alternative beverage to water.
  2. But first, coffee
    65% of coffee is consumed during breakfast.
  3. United States of ice cream
    The U.S. is the second-largest consumer of ice cream in the world, just after New Zealand.
  4. Ice cream pinch
    Ice cream waffle cones were accidentally made when a vendor ran out of ice cream cups and turned to a waffle seller to meet the demands of customers
  5. Comfort food
    The sale of ice cream significantly increases in times of wars and recession.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY

    • We love coffee

We drink coffee every day, it’s nice to switch things up and enjoy something slightly different that we’ll still love just as much.

    • We love ice cream

Yea, it might sound the same as the above but if it’s wrong to love both, then we don’t want to be right! Ice cream is the ultimate comfort food, and it’s a perfect conclusion to a great meal.

    • It’s the perfect end to a meal

Desserts are considered a common delicacy one generally enjoys following a meal. When coffee came about, it began to follow that same trend. Coffee and ice cream together give you the best of both worlds on one plate. What’s not to love?

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