Saturday, June 2, 2012

Happy National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Ice cream...a sweet respite on a hot day. I am such an ice cream fan, that it's difficult for me to go into an ice cream shop and choose. Chocolate or something fruity? Or chocolate WITH something fruity? It takes me a half hour to decide, so I usually let several customers go ahead of me to give me more time to choose.

Today is National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day. The flavor was created in March of 1929 by William Dreyer in Oakland, California when he cut up walnuts and marshmallows with his wife's sewing scissors and added them to his chocolate ice cream in a manner that reflected his partner Joseph Edy's chocolate candy creation incorporating walnuts and marshmallow pieces. (Dreyer? Edy? Do those names ring a bell in the ice cream world? Yeah, thought so.) Later, the walnuts would be replaced by pieces of toasted almond (but I prefer the  walnuts.) After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the company gave the flavor its current name "to give folks something to smile about in the midst of the Great Depression.
"Information Courtesy of Wikipedia

So, Happy National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day everyone! Enjoy this sweet treat to cool off in this heat.
 May your road be ever smooth and never rocky!

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