Whoops! Forgot to post yesterday! Here's the post for yesterday, June 7, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.
The vanilla vs. chocolate is a popular debate when it comes to ice cream. I'm very much on the "Meh, they're both okay; I'll take strawberry or a fruity sorbet, please" team. Still, chocolate ice cream is great for those days when you feel like your chocolate dessert doesn't have enough chocolate. (Chocolate lava cake always goes well with chocolate ice cream.)
If you've got an ice cream maker, Alton Brown's recipe for chocolate ice cream seems very popular, but David Lebovitz touts his as the easiest ever. No ice cream maker? Real Simple has you covered with a chocolate ice cream recipe that doesn't require an ice cream maker. Vegan? Check out Bay Area Bites for three recipes, including one for Rich Chocolate and Banana Almond Milk Ice Cream.
Are you a teacher? Check out these suggestions for including chocolate and ice cream throughout your curriculum. And, of course, the history of chocolate ice cream is covered by Food Timeline. Apparently, chocolate ice cream has existed since at least the 18th century.