National Peach Melba Day

Peach Melba is a delicious dessert made of peaches served with a tantalizing raspberry sauce and smooth vanilla ice cream. This dessert was invented at the end of the 19th century in honor of the Australian soprano Nellie Melba.

Ever since its conception, it has been extremely popular all over the world, but especially in the United States. That’s probably why someone decided to give it its own holiday. A holiday on January 13th named National Peach Melba Day, on which people can enjoy as many servings of this dish as they want.

Sweet Facts About Peach Melba

We understand that people can’t live off Peach Melba alone. Sometimes, people need to have some Peach Melba facts to go along with their sweet dessert. And that’s why we’ve decided to list the following facts. We hope they’re as scrumptious as the dessert itself.

  • Savoy Hotel’s Chef, Auguste Escoffier, created Peach Melba in honor of Nellie Melba—an Australian soprano singer in 1892.
  • Peach Melba was originally topped with spun sugar, but Escoffier changed that in 1900 for the opening of the Carlton Hotel.
  • Chef Escoffier also created Melba toast to help Nellie Melba when she gained weight.

Observing National Peach Melba Day

National Peach Melba Day can be observed by making and eating this dessert. Of course, just because the original version of this dessert centers around peaches, doesn’t mean that people can’t enjoy one of its many variations. Some of the Peach Melba variations substitute strawberries, apricots, or pears instead of peaches.

And of course, if a person is making Peach Melba, that doesn’t mean they have to use vanilla ice cream. They can, of course, use other types of ice cream such as chocolate, strawberry, or raspberry ice cream. Whatever creation a person comes up with on this day, they should make sure to use the hashtag #NationalPeachMelbaDay to spread the word about this holiday and to let everyone see what they’ve created.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 13 Saturday
Next year (2025)
January 13 Monday
Last year (2023)
January 13 Friday
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