National Frozen Custard Day Date in the current year: August 8, 2016

National Frozen Custard Day National Frozen Custard Day is celebrated on August 8 across the United States. Frozen custard is a type of frozen dessert that was invented by ice cream vendors Elton and Archie Kohr from Coney Island, New-York.

Frozen custard is similar to ice cream, but it contains egg yolks in addition to cream and sugar. Adding egg yolks allows to create a smoother texture and help the dessert stay cold longer. Frozen custard was invented in 1919 but it had been unknown to the wide public until 1933.

A frozen custard stand at the World's Fair in Chicago helped spread the dessert's popularity across the United States. Frozen custard is especially popular in Wisconsin (Milwaukee is even referred to as the unofficial frozen custard capital of the world) and Ohio.

According to the Food and Drug Administration requirements, frozen custard must contain at least 1.4% egg yolk solids and 10% milkfat. True frozen custard is a very dense dessert with a smooth consistency and a thick, creamy texture. It is typically prepared right at frozen custard stands, rather than stored. Most stands offer three flavors per day: vanilla, chocolate, and “flavor of the day”.

To celebrate National Frozen Custard Day, go out with your family or friends and indulge yourself with this delightful dessert.

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