Today’s Food Holiday is…
National Frozen Yogurt Day
(On some calendars celebrated February 6th)
Ice cream has been a favorite since… There is no definitive record as to the inventor or exact date of the origin of ice cream but we do know it did not begin with the creamy texture as we know it today. There is also a competitor that has been around for over four millennia, particularly in the Middle East and India. The plain, creamy version was introduced to the United States in the 1900s. A rise in popularity resulted in prepackaged versions becoming available in the 1930s. By the 1970s, with the popularity of ice cream surging, freezing and production technology was transferred to the delightful dandy dairy dish being celebrated on this day.
Frozen yogurt, aka "froyo" or "fro-yo", did not become exceedingly popular until the 1980s. Wonder why it could not have been named differently. The sound of it just doesn’t seem appealing. Great taste. Good texture. Go ahead, get past the name and ENJOY! It’s going to be a hot one today in Deep South Georgia!