Celebrating National Ice Cream Month
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! No matter how you like your ice cream – on a cone, in a bowl, or straight from the carton – National Ice Cream Month is the perfect excuse to indulge in some ice cream treats. As a mid-summer festivity in July, National Ice Cream Month is celebrated and recognized as a frozen favorite for many.
The History of Ice Cream
According to history, the origins of ice cream date back to the Persian Empire where people would eat snow with grape-juice concentrate as a frozen treat.
Fast forward to the late 17th and 18th centuries, where ice cream recipes began to make appearances in French and English cookbooks.
In the United States, ice cream was introduced by Quaker colonists. It’s believed that Quakers brought ice cream recipes with them from Europe during the colonial era, and slowly began to sell the dessert in shops.
As third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, has been credited with the oldest American ice cream recipe on record. Jefferson would serve the Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream (cream, egg yolks, and sugar) at the President’s House in Washington, which is said to have helped ice cream become so popular.
Established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, National Ice Cream Month was established as the third Sunday in the month of July to give ice cream the recognition it deserves.
The Best Ways to Eat Ice Cream in Surfside
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month at one of these renowned sweet spots in Surfside. Don’t forget to enjoy these sweet treats with family and friends!
Ice Cream Pops at Morelia Gourmet Paletas are a specialty type of ice cream that takes the form of a popsicle—aka Paleta. With a wide range of flavors, each paleta is crafted with fresh ingredients. Fruity fanatics can indulge in flavor options like Wild Berry or Strawberry Cheesecake. Made with real Oreos and filled with crunchy crumbles, this Cookies and Cream Paleta is perfect for the cookie lover.
9571 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL
Ice Cream Sundae from The Surf Club Restaurant is a classic American sundae that is far from traditional. With three heaping scoops of ice cream, chocolate drizzle, marshmallow fluff, and Chantilly cream, this sundae will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Surf Club Restaurant ice cream sundae takes a dessert staple to the next level.
9011 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL
Tempura Ice Cream at Sushi Republic is a must if you’ve never tried fried Ice Cream. This traditional Japanese dessert is exactly what it sounds like — a scoop of breaded ice cream that is quickly deep-fried to create a warm, crispy shell around the frozen ice cream. Offered either plain or with bananas and whipped cream, this delicacy has a robust flavor and texture that’s unlike other ice cream treats.
9583 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL
Sweet Scoops at Serendipity Ice Cream & Yogurt Cafe is a taste of heaven. This Harding Avenue spot is a favorite for the locals in Surfside and there’s no question why. Hand-crafted scoops piled high inside of a home-made waffle cone are then topped with original toppings of choice. This frozen favorite is simple and sweet—everything ice cream should be.
9457 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL
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