There was a time when the only ice cream that was available was vanilla. Then somebody got the idea of putting fruit in the ice cream, chocolate or any number of other things to add to the choice. (Peas did not work out so well) Strawberry ice cream gained favor, and flavor, when James Monroe served it at his second inauguration in 1813, wining over doubters and starting his second term as President off on the right foot! Those of us that love strawberry ice cream are very thankful for the day!
How to celebrate – Have some Strawberry Ice Cream. Learn to mix your own ice cream flavors. Have a party made up to re-enact Monroe’s Presidency.