National Chocolate Ice-cream Day- September 12th 2016

by - Monday, September 12, 2016

Morning Foodies and Happy Monday; hope you all had a great weekend and looking forward to the week ahead?

Not to worry, if you are in the UK; I've got some great news for you :-) This week might be the warmest September in decades with a roaring high temperature of over 31degrees in most parts of the UK hahahaha :-)

Anyways today 12th September is marked as National Chocolate Milkshake Day, here are a few facts about Milkshake-

  1. Milkshakes got their name from being served in bars. If the customer enjoyed the milkshake, he shook hands with the bartender. If not, the bartender didn’t get a tip.
  2. Malted milk powder was invented in 1897 by James and William Horlick, but it was Ivar Coulson, a soda jerk for a Walgreen’s drug store, who first added it to milkshakes in 1922. This created the malted milkshake or just plain “malt.”
  3. Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender in 1922 just for milkshakes. Before that, the effort of shaking them up must have required a lot of upper body motion.
  4. It’d take 3,200,000 average-sized milkshakes to fill up an Olympic-sized pool. How fast do you think Michael Phelps could swim in that?
  5. Australians can still buy traditional milkshakes in “milk bars,” which are much like old-fashioned drugstores with counter service. They’re usually served still in the steel cup, but may be poured into a paper cup for carry out orders. (

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