National Ice Cream Dick Day

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Ah, National Ice Cream Day! A delightful celebration of everyone's favorite frozen treat. Who doesn't love the cool and creamy goodness of ice cream on a hot summer day? But wait, ice cream dick? That sounds... unconventional, to say the least. Let's dive into the icy depths of this strange and intriguing national day.

When is Ice Cream Dick Day?

It's national ice cream dick day on the 19th July.

The Birth of National Ice Cream Dick Day

Surprisingly, National Ice Cream Dick Day has nothing to do with what you might be thinking. No, no, it's not a celebration of... ahem... certain body parts made out of ice cream. It's actually an internet phenomenon that took the web by storm.

Back in 2015, a hilarious video went viral featuring a man attempting an ice cream lick challenge. The goal was to lick an entire ice cream cone in one swift motion without letting it fall to the ground. The video, with its comical twist and turns, captured the hearts (and funny bones) of millions.

Internet users decided to dedicate a specific day to celebrate this comical moment, calling it the National Ice Cream Dick Day. It became a day of laughter, light-heartedness, and of course, indulging in some ice cream.

Many websites and social media platforms picked up on the trend, sharing videos, memes, and funny pictures to commemorate the day. People from all over the world joined in, making it a day to remember.

Since then, National Ice Cream Dick Day has become an annual event celebrated on July 19th, paying homage to that legendary video and spreading joy through the power of ice cream.

History behind the term 'Ice Cream Dick'

14th century

Discovery of frozen desserts

In the 14th century, it is believed that Marco Polo brought the concept of frozen desserts, similar to sorbet, from China to Italy during his travels. These sweet and icy treats quickly gained popularity among the Italian nobility.

17th century

Introduction of cream-based ices

In the 17th century, Italian chefs began experimenting with different frozen desserts, and it was during this time that the concept of cream-based ices emerged. These early versions were likely more akin to modern-day gelato, made with milk, cream, sugar, and various flavors.

18th century

The arrival of ice cream in America

Ice cream made its way to America in the 18th century, with the first known advertisement for ice cream appearing in a New York newspaper in 1777. As the popularity of ice cream grew, small-scale production and sales became more widespread.

19th century

Technological advancements and the birth of the ice cream cone

In the late 19th century, technological advancements such as the invention of the hand-cranked ice cream churn and the development of mechanical refrigeration revolutionized the ice cream industry. This led to increased production capacity and accessibility. Moreover, the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis introduced the world to the ice cream cone, which quickly became a favorite way to enjoy ice cream.

20th century

Expansion of flavors and serving trends

During the 20th century, ice cream continued its evolution with the introduction of an array of flavors, from classics like vanilla and chocolate to more unique creations like cookie dough and rocky road. Additionally, new serving trends emerged, including ice cream trucks and the rise of ice cream parlors.

Modern times

Popularity and globalization

In modern times, ice cream has become a beloved timeless dessert enjoyed by people worldwide. It has also become a part of various cultural traditions and is available in countless flavors and combinations. From small artisanal producers to large international franchises, the popularity of ice cream continues to grow as people seek sweet and refreshing treats.

Did you know?

Did you know that the most popular ice cream flavor in the United States is vanilla? Yes, plain old vanilla! It may not be the flashiest flavor, but it has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite among ice cream enthusiasts.


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19th July 2015

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