If you love coffee and ice cream, then you would be excited to know that this day is Coffee Ice Cream Day, a day dedicated to the combination of coffee and ice cream. Coffee and ice cream have been around for centuries, so it would make sense that combining the two would create ultimate deliciousness. If you’re curious about how the combination got started, then read more to learn about its history and how you can celebrate this holiday.
History of Coffee Ice Cream Day
Coffee has been around for the longest time. It is believed to have been around in the Middle East and began being used as a drink during the 7th and 9th centuries. However, as long as it has been around, coffee wasn’t introduced in Europe until the 1600’s when the Venetians would bring back coffee from their travels and start their own coffee shops. However, although half of the 17th century was as interested in the coffee craze, it wasn’t until the British made it a stable in their homes that coffee became a popular drink to have. High society brought coffee into the world through the French’s relationship with the Ottomans and once the Venetians created a way to make the ground beans sweeter, history went from there.
So how did coffee become a flavor in ice cream? While flavored ice became the first origins of ice cream during 3000 BC in China, what we know as modern ice cream began in the 18th and 19th centuries when fruit iced creams were becoming a popular treat in Britain and America. The addition of coffee into the ice cream mixture became popular in 1869 when coffee ice cream was used in a parfait. It also appeared in a recipe from a 1919 cookbook for a specific kind of ice cream called Egg Coffee, consisting of cream, crushed ice, and coffee syrup. Since then, the coffee craze has induced many creations, including coffee ice cream, which is now a stable part of any ice cream shops’ flavor list.
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How to celebrate Coffee Ice Cream Day
If you want to know how to celebrate this amazing combination of coffee and ice cream, you can start by buying your favorite brand of ice cream at any store or go to your favorite ice cream shop and order your most creative combination of ice cream yet. If you’re really creative, then try out a homemade coffee ice cream recipe that you can make for your friends and family. Share this holiday on social media using the hashtag #coffeeicecreamday and let everyone know what a tasty day it is today.