We ALL Scream for Ice Cream on July 16th
President Thomas Jefferson had a favorite 18-step recipe for a dessert that resembled a modern-day Baked Alaska. Want to try his recipe? Check it out here. If you do try it, I'd love a sample!
Even in 1813, the wife of President James Madison, Dolley, served a magnificent strawberry ice cream creation at his second inaugural banquet at the White House.
During World War II, FDR made sure each branch of the military served their troops ice cream to keep up morale. Each branch tried to outdo the others. In 1945, the first "floating ice cream parlor" was built for sailors in the western Pacific. When the war ended, America celebrated its victory with ice cream. Over 20 quarts of ice cream was consumed by Americans in 1946.
While I don't think we'll consume that many quarts here at the library, you have to admit it would be fun trying. So come in and celebrate summer and reading on Saturday, July 16 from 12-2 PM. You'll get to create your own ice cream sundae masterpiece while you are here. Plus there are fun games, face painting and prizes to be had. Bring your sweet tooth!
How to Make Ice Cream for Kids
History of Ice Cream
Books about ice cream
Labels: Ice Cream Social