7 Ways to Make National Chocolate Ice Cream Day Even Better

Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, a day I personally find more important than any other holiday on our calendar. After all, today is the day we celebrate the thing that brings us all together, makes us all human, and keeps us all fed and happy -- chocolate. Yum.

I think it's safe to say that in the ongoing fight between chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice creams, there is one clear winner. OK, OK, so I know vanilla is usually voted the more popular flavor, but we ALL know chocolate people are so much more interesting.

If you are like me and plan on taking full advantage of this national holiday of great importance, I urge you to shake things up. Here are 7 ways you can "spice" up your chocolate ice cream:

  • With sea salt: Oh yes. You heard me right. Ice cream and salt are delicious. You can do a big thing with a recipe or you can just sprinkle a little sea salt on top of your ice cream. Combine it with caramel for a taste bud explosion.
  • With chili pepper: If you like spicy food, you will be amazed how well chocolate and chili pepper combine to make your mouth oh-so-happy.
  • With seltzer: Put a little seltzer on your ice cream for a taste a bit like an egg cream and a lot like delicious.
  • With crumbled graham cracker and toasted marshmallow: Like s'mores only better!
  • With popcorn: Chocolate covered popcorn is an amazing treat few have had. Sprinkle some on your ice cream for a great treat.
  • With pretzels: See above. Same deal here. Crumble them in and enjoy.
  • With Mochi dough: If you haven't had mochi, you are missing out. Yum, yum, yum!

Of course chocolate ice cream is also delicious plain and simple. Enjoy the day!

How do you like your ice cream?

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