National Raspberry Bombe Day

National Raspberry Bombe Day is a holiday observed annually on August 11th, celebrating a delicious dessert that most people have never heard of until now. A raspberry bombe is a sherbet made with heavy cream, sugar, candied fruit, nuts, and sometimes a little bit of rum. It’s layered into a spherical design and then frozen.

This dessert first appeared on the menus of restaurants during the late 19th century but hasn’t become as popular as some other ice cream dishes. Regardless of whether a person has heard about this dessert or not, there’s one thing that’s for sure, and that’s the fact that this holiday is a good day to learn more about it.

Fun Facts About Raspberries

To honor National Raspberry Bombe Day properly, we thought it would be appropriate to share some of the facts we learned about raspberries. Let’s dig into them before we make our own Raspberry Bombe and celebrate this national holiday.

  • Raspberries are in the same family as roses and blackberries.
  • There are over 200 different species of raspberries.
  • Raspberry tea is thought to help ease the pain of childbirth.
  • Loganberries are a cross between blackberries and raspberries.
  • Raspberries do not ripen after they’ve been picked.

Observing Raspberry Bombe Day

Since this dessert has been served since 1882, anyone who wants to celebrate this holiday should have no problem finding a recipe that suits them the best. However, that’s not to say that it will be easy to reproduce this recipe for friends and family members.

For those who want to give it a try, however, it’s definitely worth the trouble. Anyone who goes through the trouble of making a Raspberry Bombe should make sure they use the hashtag #RaspberryBombeDay to spread the word about it online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 11 Sunday
Next year (2025)
August 11 Monday
Last year (2023)
August 11 Friday
Food & Drinks