National Cherries Jubilee Day

Cherries Jubilee is a dish made with cherries and a liqueur such as kirschwasser. It is then flambéed and usually served as a sauce over vanilla ice cream. It is a dessert that has been widely enjoyed for over 100 years and can be enjoyed all year round.

It is also a sweet treat that has earned its own holiday on September 24th. National Cherries Jubilee Day is a great day for people to reacquaint themselves with this dish or, if they have never tried it, to try it for the first time.

The History of Cherries Jubilee

We could not find out when National Cherries Jubilee Day was created, but we were able to uncover who invented the dessert itself. Cherries Jubilee was invented by Auguste Escoffier, who prepared the dish for Queen Victoria’s 1897 Diamond Jubilee—celebrating her 60th year as queen.

Fun Facts About Cherries

How about we take the central ingredient of this dessert and talk about some of the things that make it unique? Sound good to you? Okay, below are some of the facts we have uncovered about cherries that we would like to share.

  • The average cherry tree produces 7,000 cherries.
  • Cherries can be grouped into tart and sweet categories.
  • A cherry tree can be harvested by machine in under 10 seconds.

Observing National Cherries Jubilee Day

Observing this holiday is easy enough for most people. Either go to a restaurant that serves this dessert or try making it yourself. To make it at home, you are going to need access to some basic ingredients, including cherries, brandy, and vanilla ice cream.

When you have finished whipping up this dish, be sure to share it with the rest of us by posting a photo of it using the hashtag #NationalCherriesJubileeDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 24 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
September 24 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
September 24 Sunday
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