Sprinkle some fun into your summer with all things ice cream! National Ice Cream Day is July 16, and at Seward Co-op, we’re getting ready by taking a deep dive into the delectable, creamy treat. Learn about the history of ice cream–including when it was made at the Franklin Cooperative Creamery–,explore delicious options available at Seward Co-op, and try a new Microgreens activity for your youngest cooperators: making your own ice cream in a bag!
Ice Cream Throughout History
Ice cream exists in many forms all over the world, and humans have been enjoying sweet, iced treats for thousands of years. The first people to have eaten something more closely to what we know today in America as ice cream–or, at least, a sweet, frozen, milky food–were the emperors of the Tang Dynasty in China between 618-907 AD. Food historians consider an Italian’s recipe from the mid to late 1600s as the first “official” ice cream.