National Ice Cream Cone Day Date in the current year: September 22, 2024

National Ice Cream Cone Day Although summer is officially over by late September, you can make it last a little bit longer by celebrating National Ice Cream Cone Day on September 22. Treat yourself to a delicious ice cream cone like it is still summer!

An ice cream cone, also known as a cornet in England or a poke in Ireland and Scotland, is a cone-shaped pastry that makes it possible to carry and eat ice cream without a bowl or spoon. It is a delicious and eco-friendly alternative to cups and other non-edible ice cream packaging.

Ice cream cones are usually made using one of the two techniques: they can be baked flat and then rolled into a cone before they have time to harden, or baked inside a cone-shaped mold. Cones are usually made from a wafer; they can be coated with chocolate on the inside, which gives them additional taste and makes ice cream cones more reliable.

There is evidence that wafer cones were known in ancient Greece and Rome, but it is unclear when and where they were first used for desserts in general and ice cream in particular. Some sources claim that ice cream cones were invented in early 19th century France, but there is no hard evidence to support this claim.

The earliest certain evidence of ice cream cones is dated 1888. It is a recipe for “Cornet with Cream” that can be found in Mrs A. B. Marshall’s Book of Cookery, written by English celerity chef, culinary inventor and businesswoman Agnes Marshall. Marshall was nicknamed “Queen of Ices” due to her work on frozen desserts and is often credited with inventing the modern ice cream cone.

Ice cream cones made their way to the United States in the early 20th century, when Italian-born ice cream merchant Antonio Valvona patented an apparatus for making edible ice cream cups. A year later, Italo Marchioni patented an improved design that allowed to create unusual cup shapes using waffle batter.

However, it was Frederick Bruckman from Portland, Oregon who made it possible to produce ice cream cones in big batches with incredible speed. He patented his ice cream cone machine in 1912 and sold his company to Nabisco sixteen years later. Pre-filled ice cream cones entered the market in 1928. In 1979, David Weinstein patented a packaging design that made pre-filled cones easier to transport.

Since then, ice cream cones have become one of the most beloved desserts in many parts of the world because they’re delicious and easy to eat. They are associated with carefree summer days, happiness, pleasure, and childhood. Given the popularity of this amazing dessert, it is not surprising that it has its own holiday.

The origin of National Ice Cream Cone Day is unclear, but don’t let it stop you from celebrating. On September 22, meet up with friends for ice cream and enjoy your favorite flavor or try new ones. You also can invite your friends over for an ice cream party where guests can decorate ice cream cones or even make their own cones and fill them with ice cream of their choice. And don’t forget to snap a photo of your delicious ice cream cone and share it on social media with the hashtags #NationalIceCreamConeDay and #IceCreamConeDay to promote the holiday.

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