September 22, 2012

National Ice Cream Cone Day

"If you like ice cream, why stop at one scoop? Have two, have three. Too much is never enough." - Morris Lapidus

It's National Ice Cream Cone Day!

I love how much Amur-KUH'ns love ice cream. We've already had a number of ice cream-related holidays... National Ice Cream Day, National Ice Cream Pie Day, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day, National Coffee Ice Cream Day, and multiple milkshake, parfait, and sundae days.

Today is one of the few food holidays that actually has an origin. The story goes that Italo Marchiony created an edible vessel for his homemade ice cream potentially as a way to lower costs. He filed for a U.S. patent for this invention on September 22, 1903.

(I guess I won't mention that Antonio Valvona, an ice cream maker from England, supposedly filed a patent for HIS biscuit cups a year earlier.)

Not sure about where you are, but in my neck of the woods the ice cream stands all close soon. So, today might be the perfect day to segue out of that summer mentality and into an autumn one with a scoop of pumpkin or apple ice cream in a delicious handmade cone.

Or, if you've already jumped into fall, you can always pick up a choco-taco and just call it good. What?! It's totally an ice cream cone... just folded in half!

Happy National Ice Cream Cone Day!