Because this post is rolling out at 11:50 pm, we shall consider it a two-for. This is a good thing as June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. (Feel free to celebrate with a midnight snack and then continue celebrating on the 8th too since I’m giving you such short notice.)
Never would I have guessed ice cream comes from the desert. Seriously, what do you think of when you think of ancient Persia?
Besides a shirt-less Jake Gyllenhaal.
First Persians created flavored ice . . . well first they created underground storage to preserve ice well into the summer, but that seems more appropriate for National Refrigerator Day (if there is such a thing) . . . then they added milk to their flavored ice. Evidently the evil tyrant Nero preferred his flavored with nuts and honey. It was probably a refreshing treat after a long day of smiting.
Who exactly paired ice cream and chocolate is unknown. Isn’t that horrible? This person’s anonymous genius provides a bit of heaven on earth and is forever after unacknowledged by the chocolate ice cream-loving world.
So grab your BFF, your Bestie, your brother from another mother, your soul sister, and enjoy a sweet scoop. Tomorrow’s temps are to top out near 100 degrees. With that sort of heat, just grabbing a random stranger off of the street and treating said person to an ice cream is guaranteed to provide you with a new best friend!