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National Ice Cream Sandwich Day celebrates that easy to eat and tasty 100+ year old combination of cookie and ice cream. The first ice cream sandwich appeared in New York City and sold from a street cart for 1 penny. The standard style of sandwich we usually find in grocery stores today is said to have been developed and originally sold in Pittsburg.
Whether you buy ice ceream sandwiches off-the-rack or make them at home with your own special recipe, enjoy a cold one on these hot summer days.
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is celebrated annually on August 2nd.
National Watermelon Day celebrates one of the most versatile and refreshing summer treats from the garden. Watermelons are typically 92% water, so chilling watermelon before serving is like icing down a sweet glass of water. Serve sliced, use a baller to add flavor to summer salads, or cut into chunks and serve with pieces of aged gouda or goat cheese. For recipes and more information about watermelon, visit www.watermelon.org.
National Watermelon Day is celebrated each year on August 3rd.
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day recognizes the most beloved, versatile and frequently enjoyed cookie in America – the Chocolate Chip. Although widely baked and paired with everything from ice cream to milk, the chocolate chip cookie is a relatively modern creation.
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is celebrated each year on August 4th.
International Beer Day started in a bar in Santa Cruz, California in 2007 and has grown into a global event. The day has three declared purposes:
1. Gather with friends to enjoy beer
2. Celebrate those who brew and serve beer
3. Unite the world under the banner of beer
These noble motivations have made International Beer Day a favorite celebration worldwide. Many bars, brew houses and restaurants offer beer specials on this day, including all-day happy hours, specially designed beer tasting flights, special food/beer pairings, and various contests. Check with your local establishments for special events!
International Beer Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday of August.
National Root Beer Float Day recognizes another truly American and tasty treat invented in Cripple Creek, Colorado in 1893. One hot August night Frank J. Wisner, the owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, looked out his window and saw a full moon shining over the dark peak of Cow Mountain and it gave him an idea. He poured a bottle of Myers Avenue Red Root Beer into a mug and added a scoop of vanilla ice cream – the root beer float was born. Originally served with the name “Black Cow Mountain,” local kids eventually called it simply a “Black Cow.”
Today, the Root Beer Float is a popular summertime beverage that pairs well with most outdoor barbecued foods and also makes a fine dessert. There are many different recipe variations, including adult versions. Check out alcohol-friendly root beer float recipes on Yummly – click here.
National Root Beer Float Day is celebrated annually on August 6th.