National Strawberry Ice Cream Day is a food holiday observed each year on January 15.
( National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on July 1)
Strawberry ice cream is made by blending either strawberries or strawberry flavoring with eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar. Food coloring is often used to give it the pink or light red hue.
Dating back to at least 1813, strawberry ice cream was served at the second inauguration of James Madison.
Strawberry ice cream is one of the three flavors in Neapolitan ice cream along with vanilla and chocolate.
Strawberry cheesecake ice cream and strawberry ripple ice cream are variations of this feature.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Have fun celebrating National Strawberry Ice Cream Day by trying one of these recipes:
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