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June 8, 2021

National Chocolate Ice cream dayHere’s a little-known chocolatey morsel of info for National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Chocolate ice cream was actually invented before vanilla. You heard right ! The earliest ice cream flavors were modeled after drinks. Therefore, chocolate naturally came before vanilla. Why? Because hot chocolate was very popular in 17th-century Europe.

In fact, the first frozen chocolate recipe was published in 1692 Naples in the book “The Modern Steward.” As a matter of fact, much later chocolate ice cream found its way to the U.S.

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day falls on June 7. This day helps channel our inner Willy Wonka and pay tribute to this decadently frosty treat.

The Kempton celebrated with an ice cream sundae bar! Residents chose from chocolate or vanilla ice cream, chocolate or cherry syrup, cherries. in addition, there were 3 different sprinkles, almonds, peanuts, walnuts, M&M’s and/or chocolate chips. Make sure you enjoy some chocolate ice cream today to celebrate along with us!

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