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Red, ripe, juicy strawberries churned and frozen with some fresh cream and a bit of sugar is all that is needed to make a delicious strawberry ice cream. And as National Strawberry Ice Cream Day is here, it’s not even necessary to be a person named Ben or Jerry to celebrate – everyone can enjoy a bowl full of this tasty treat!

History of National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Although ice cream probably feels like a fairly modern invention, variations of iced treats and fruit ices actually go back for thousands of years. As long ago as the third century BC, it is believed that people in China would serve their guests sweetened juices mixed with snow or ice shavings, which were often harvested from nearby mountains.

More recently, it is believed that Alexander the Great was a great fan of eating snow and ice treats that were flavored with nectars and honey. There is even some evidence that King Solomon, a historical and biblical character, enjoyed ice drinks as well. Stories are also told of how Nero Claudius Caesar would send runners into the mountains to gather up snow, which would then be flavored with juices and fruits.

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The History of Strawberry Ice cream Day

After many years of history, fruit ice creams continue to be extremely popular, with strawberry ranking third in the list of flavors, after vanilla and chocolate. This is not a surprise, considering how refreshing and mouth-wateringly delightful a bowl or cone of strawberry ice cream is.

As far as strawberry ice cream is concerned, it is believed that it dates back more than 200 years ago, at least as far back as the year 1813. It was at this time that the delicious treat was served at the second inauguration party for the United States President at the time, James Madison. It is believed that this was accomplished prior to refrigeration with the use of huge blocks of ice that were stored in basement vaults and insulated with bales of hay.

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How to Strawberry ice cream Day?

Baci restaurant is one of the best places in Melbourne to celebrate the occasion. With over 17 varieties of ice cream, we have one for every occasion.

Head over to Baci restaurant with your friends and family and enjoy your favorite strawberry ice cream in a cone or a cup.