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Every June 20th
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  1. Food & Drink
  2. Ice Cream

Ice Cream Soda Day is celebrated annually on June 20th. Therefore, you should invest some time in slurping this frothy wonderment up a stripy straw. The drink is comprised of only a couple of scoops of ice-cream in any carbonated beverage. An ice-cream soda is perfect to cool you down on a sizzling June summer day and offers a refreshing snap that leaves you yearning for more.

Ice- cream sodas were created by the legendary Robert Green in 1874 during Philadelphia’s sesquicentennial jamboree. Sources state that the ingenious Mr Green mixed vanilla ice cream in with the soda he was selling, after unfortunately being devoid of ice. Nevertheless, it is thought Mr Green claims he generated the idea before the initiation of the event.

Even if Mr Green meant it or not, it was a brilliant idea to keep the sodas cold. Understandably, his epiphany was an instantaneous hit and spread like proverbial wildfire. Green was basking in his achievement for the remainder of existence and humorously (some would say egotistically!) had “Originator of the Ice Cream Soda” written on his gravestone.

Nowadays, there are a range of variations on the originally invented ice cream soda, even encompassing root beer floats, Boston coolers and purple cows. To adequately make Ice Cream Soda Day an event: grab some soda, a couple of scoops of ice cream and a straw. Finally, sit in the sunshine and enjoy your creation whilst thinking of how Mr Green’s epiphany became an instant sensation!