National Soft Ice Cream Day

Do you prefer your ice cream to be soft or hard? If you decide to choose the former over the latter, then National Soft Ice Cream Day might be a holiday you’ll want to celebrate. This holiday is observed on August 19th every year and encourages everyone to grab themselves a soft-serve ice cream cone. There aren’t too many things better than enjoying a hot August day with a bowl or cone of soft-serve ice cream. It’s the perfect complement to summer.

The History Of Soft Serve Ice Cream

Soft serve ice cream can trace its roots back to Memorial Day weekend in 1934. This is when Tom Carvel, a purveyor of quality ice cream, suffered a flat tire while driving his ice cream truck in Hartsdale, New York. He pulled into a parking lot and began to sell his ice cream, which had already begun to melt. Much to his surprise, the ice cream practically sold itself, and he came to believe that selling soft ice cream at a fixed location was a great business idea. Two years later, in 1936, he opened his first store where the truck had originally broken down and created soft-serve ice cream using specially designed ice cream machines that operated at super-low temperatures.

Some Interesting Facts About Soft Serve Ice Cream

Not only can people not get enough of soft serve ice cream, but they’re also unable to get enough soft serve ice cream facts. Don’t worry, we’re not going to limit anyone’s access to some of the best facts about soft-serve ice cream. In fact, we’re going to serve them up below. Enjoy!

  • When given a choice, approximately 70% of people will choose soft serve over hard ice cream.
  • Soft serve has a fat content between 3% and 6%, while hard ice cream has a fat content between 10% and 18%.
  • Lower fat content, higher temperature, and lots of air are all reasons why soft serve is so soft.
  • Eating soft serve ice cream can reduce the redness, swelling, and pain of a sore throat.
  • Soft serve is one of the more popular frozen treats enjoyed nowadays.

Observing National Soft Ice Cream Day

If you’re a fan of soft-serve ice cream and want to celebrate National Soft Ice Cream Day, then you can do so by visiting your favorite ice cream establishment and enjoying a cone, sundae, or some other type of ice cream dish that uses soft ice cream. While you’re enjoying the creamy goodness of the ice cream, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalSoftIceCreamDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 19 Monday
Next year (2025)
August 19 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
August 19 Saturday
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