September 12 is an important day in the National Food Holiday roster. Go out and celebrate the National Chocolate Milkshake Day! It is a perfect holiday for both the chocolate lovers and ice cream lovers alike because it blends the rich taste of chocolate with the creaminess of milk.
The history of the milkshake
Milkshakes originated in 1885, but in a very different form from what we know of our modern day milkshake. Originally, a milkshake was sold at a pharmacy and were considered “healthful” drinks and were served as both a tonic and a treat. These milkshakes called for a mixture of eggs, whiskey and other ingredients, not dissimilar to an eggnog-type drink.
About 15 years later, in the early 1900’s, they began adding in flavored syrups like chocolate and strawberry. And around this same time people started requesting their treats with a bit of ice cream. But what really changed history and brought us the modern day milkshake? The invention of the electric blender in 1922 by Steven Poplawski. A few short years later and soda shops were selling this blended drink we know today as the milkshake.
Way to go, Steven Poplawski! We really owe you one!
National Chocolate Milkshake Day origins
Not much is known about the specific origins of the National Chocolate Milkshake Day or even who the founder of this delightful day is. But we certainly should let it hold us back from celebrating our love of blending ice cream and chocolate. Carpe Diem! Get out there and forget about the diet for the day.
Where to celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day?
Milkshakes are a fast food staple because what makes a burger and fries taste so good? You guessed it — the chocolate milkshake. Here are some places to go and visit to celebrate this all-important holiday.
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