How fun is that? There’s actually a real day in celebration of vanilla milkshakes! June 20th marks National Vanilla Milkshake Day. Does that mean all the other flavors get their own day too? No. But there are a few other really fun-sounding observances that share June 20th as their day. They are:
- Ice Cream Soda Day
- World Refuge Day
- Plain Yogurt Day
- Juggling Day
- Toad Hollow Day of Thank You
- Bald Eagle Day
Isn’t that amazing? Vanilla Milkshake day is celebrated with the entire family drinking tall vanilla milkshakes. The traditional serving style is with whipped cream and a nice bright candied cherry on top.
As a personal care attendant with a senior care service, you and your elderly adult can have a lot of fun with this day of celebration. The best way to do it of course is to make and eat a vanilla milkshake. Here’s a perfect recipe.
Classic Recipe for Vanilla Milkshake
2 cups vanilla ice cream
¼ half & half
1 cup whole milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ tablespoons white sugar
Pour milk, half & half and ice cream into blender. Blend partially and then add sugar and vanilla until the mixture is thoroughly blended. Serve with whipped cream and a candied cherry on top. Use a spoon and enjoy!
Where did this day originate?
There are mixed reviews as to why, where or when the national vanilla milkshake day originated. Yet it is celebrated by food and drink organizations, websites and other companies that promote really fun observances. People of all ages seem to love food and drink holidays, and for good reason! They can be really fun and it gives a little variety to a sometimes dull and boring day to day life.
Most seniors probably remember getting a vanilla milkshake at the local burger place, maybe even served to them from a waitress wearing roller skates. Reminiscing about the old times is a lot of fun for an elderly person who often spends a lot of time indoors. Sometimes their days seem so much the same, from one day to the next. It’s nice to be able to give them some variety in their life.
You could even invite a couple of guests over and have vanilla milkshakes together, playing a card game or reminiscing about some old memories or old ways of doing things.
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