I scream, you scream, we all scream … it’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!
That’s right—our favorite creamy, dreamy, chocolatey confection has it’s own special day on Sunday, June 7th.
Explorer Marco Polo first introduced ice cream to Europe in the late 13th century, and in 1851 ice cream first began to be commercially produced in the US. In fact, early immigrants to the United States in the 1920s were given ice cream as a treat when they first arrived at Ellis Island.
However, ice cream has been around for much longer than that. In fact, the first recipe for chocolate ice cream can be traced back to 1692 in a book published in Naples, Italy.
Today, Americans eat 48 pints of ice cream on average every year. And to keep up with such a high demand, about 9% of all the milk produced by dairy farmers in the United States goes in to making ice cream.
While you can celebrate the day with a scoop of your favorite rich chocolate ice cream, why not kick it up a notch by indulging in an incredible chocolate-on-chocolate sundae?! Start with a scoop or two of your favorite chocolate ice cream. Then gently melt your favorite Delysia Chocolate Bark over a double boiler and drizzle it on top of the ice cream. Add whipped cream and a sprinkle of chopped up chocolate bark to top it off!
With so many flavors of Delysia Chocolate Bark to choose from, it’s easy to make a chocolate ice cream sundae as unique as you are:
- Try our Peanut Butter Bark melted over chocolate ice cream for an instance Peanut Butter Cup Sundae.
- Coffee lovers will love a chocolate sundae featuring our Mocha Bark or Coffee White Chocolate Bark.
- Add some spice to your sundae by drizzling on our Mexican Hot Chocolate Bark with a hint of cayenne, or our Ghost Pepper Chocolate Bark featuring dark chocolate blended with ground ghost peppers.
Or celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day in a different way by indulging in our ice cream truffle, part of our Childhood Truffle Collection. The Childhood Truffle Collection includes peanut butter and jelly and s’mores truffles as well. Either way, be sure to celebrate the day with something as sweet and creamy as chocolate ice cream!