root beer floats

yum!

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I haven’t had a root beer float in quite sometime. I bet it’s been upwards of ten years since I’ve sucked down one of those bad boys. Root Beer Floats were a staple summer treat in our house as I was growing up. Today, is National Root Beer Float Day! Between the creamy vanilla ice cream and the frothy root beer foam, how can anyone resist this sweet refreshment? Today we celebrate this tasty summer treat.

At the end of the 19th century, a man named Frank Wisner invented the first root beer float. This early version was also known as a “black cow.” To make one of these delicious beverages, just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass of root beer. (Note: If you reverse the directions and add the root beer to the ice cream you’ll end up with a big mess!)

Today, enjoy this delicious American tradition and make your own float for National Root Beer Float Day!

Root Beer Floats are easy to make, just follow these simple instructions below and your taste buds will thank you for the treat later.

Ingredients

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Root beer/beer

Instructions

Spoon a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass. Slowly pour root beer into the glass, allowing the foam to rise and then recede before adding more root beer. It’s true you can make a beer float, too. Personally, I would try pumpkin beer and vanilla ice cream, but save that for an autumn treat.

Serve with straws and spoons.

national ice cream day!

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“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Shout this mantra from the rooftops, because today is National Ice Cream Day! As you may have heard *wink, wink* today is, National Ice Cream Day! Don’t worry if don’t get the chance to celebrate today because you should be celebrating all month long! After all it is National Ice Cream Month!

Ice cream is the perfect treat for all seasons! I want you to enjoy your day to the fullest, so I am letting you in on a few of my favorite ice cream establishments in the DMV area!

Thomas Sweet, Georgetown, DC

Moo Thru, Remington, VA

Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Old Town Alexandria, VA

Dolcezza Artisan Gelato, Bethesda & 14th Street NW

If you are feeling more than ambitious, and would rather make your own sweet treat than venture out today here is one recipe that will rock your taste buds! Whether you get it in a cup or in a cone, atop a waffle or in a banana split, make sure to visit your local ice cream shop today to get some cold, scrumptious treat!

National Ice cream Month?

hello, July!

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Only a few things can really get you through a bad heat wave, to me, ice cream is one of them. Before the “Poor man’s Polar Vortex” hits we are getting rocked with this humidity. Thanks to some awesome coworkers, I am now on the up and up with my ice cream related news. Lucky for you, I will share my knowledge: July is National Ice Cream Month!

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2014, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 20. Gear up and get ready for a scoop of your favorite flavor on Sunday!

It doesn’t surprise me that the the U.S. ice cream industry generated total revenues of $10 billion in 2010, with take-home ice cream sales representing the largest section of the market, generating revenues of $6.8 billion or 67.7 percent of the market’s overall value. (Source: MarketLine, an Informa business)

free ice cream?

thanks Haagen-Dazs

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Back in April, I told you about free cone day at Ben and Jerry’s and TOMORROW (May 13th) from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Haagen-Dazs is participating in free cone day!  Note that shops nationwide will be handing out free scoops of your favorite flavors to show their appreciation.

Make sure to take a break toady and take full advantage of this opportunity. Who doesn’t want a scoop of ice cream to brighten their Tuesday? Remember, you can get a free ice cream cone of your choice at participating Haagen-Dazs Shop locations (limit one cone per guess).

ice cream

FREE CONE DAY!

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You’re welcome for the following information.

Today from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, Ben & Jerry’s shops nationwide will be handing out free scoops of your favorite flavors to say thanks for your compulsive pint-stockpiling. Is there a better way to say “thank you” than with free ice cream? We think not! That’s why every year, since our first anniversary back in 1979, we have grabbed our scoops and invited fans of all ages to join us for Free Cone Day.

If you need a locator check it out here. This tool coordinates to find the store nearest location with their handy locator, and then go grab some Chubby Hubby before it returns to market price.