It’s Vanilla Ice Cream Day! Vanilla ice cream has gotten a reputation for being a bit plain, especially when compared to it’s more exciting siblings – chocolate, strawberry, mint chip, and cookie dough. Today is vanilla ice cream’s day to shine!
Vanilla ice cream is a classic ice cream choice with a rich history. Though vanilla ice cream was not introduced in the United States until the 1780s when Thomas Jefferson brought the recipe over from France, vanilla had been used as a flavoring ingredient by the Aztec people as early as the 1500s.
Stop for a scoop of ice cream at your local ice cream shop or pick up a pint at the grocery store to celebrate National Vanilla Ice Cream Day. Pass up fancy flavors like cookies and cream or fudge brownie for good old fashioned vanilla ice cream!