Red, ripe, juicy strawberries churned and frozen with some fresh cream and a bit of sugar is all that is needed to make a delicious strawberry ice cream. And as it’s Strawberry Ice Cream Day, you don’t need to be named Ben or Jerry to celebrate – everyone can enjoy a bowlful!
Variations of ice cream and fruit ices go back for thousands of years. As long ago as 3000 BC, people in China would serve their guests sweetened juices mixed with snow or ice shavings.
Fruit ice creams continue to be extremely popular, with strawberry ranking third after vanilla and chocolate. This is not a surprise, considering how refreshing and mouth-wateringly delightful a bowl or cone of strawberry ice cream is! Celebrate its special day today with a trip to the ice cream parlor or grocery store and say a very berry hello to the sweet strawberry!
From Foodimentary.com: Five things to know about Strawberry Ice Cream
It is thought that “iced” cream was first served in the White House in the early 1800’s.
Huge chunks of frozen river ice were stored in basements vaults covered in hay to keep them from melting.
Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) is known to have loved snow flavored strawberries with nectar and honey.