NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY
Chocolate â€“ Chocolate â€“ Chocolate
National Chocolate Milkshake Day is celebrated each year on September 12 by chocolate and ice cream lovers alike. Forget the calories in it for just this one day and enjoy a nice tall, thick and delicious, chocolate milkshake!
The first time the term â€śmilkshakeâ€ť was used in print was in 1885. At this time, milkshake referred to an alcoholic beverage which was a whiskey drink described as a â€śsturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink with eggs, whiskey and etc., served as a tonic as well as a treatâ€ť.
- By 1900 â€“ Milkshake was referred to â€śwholesome drink made with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrupâ€ť.
- Early 1900â€˛s â€“ People began asking for this â€śnew treatâ€ť with a scoop of ice cream.
- 1911 â€“ The Hamilton Beachâ€™s drink mixers began to be used at soda fountains.
- 1922 - the electric blender or drink mixer was invented by Steven Poplawski.
- Due to the invention of the blender, milkshake began to take a shipped, aerated and frothy form as they are today.
- It was by the 1930â€™s that milkshakes were a popular drink in malt shops everywhere.
To celebrate, along with all of the others that are celebrating National Chocolate Milkshake Day today, enjoy one, two or even three chocolate milkshakes today.
You may want to top off your chocolate milkshake with a dollop of whipped cream !!
When was the last time you had a milkshake?