August often signifies the end of summer vacation. However, for Ortiz Ice Cream, there are still awesome single-day holidays to celebrate this month including National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2nd), National Watermelon Day (August 3rd), and National Waffle Day (August 24th)!
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day lands on August 2nd. Purchase these directly on our website www.ortizicecream.com or you’re welcome to make your own Concha Ice Cream Sandwiches! Conchas are traditional Mexican sweet bread (Pan Dulce) that are sold in any Mexican panaderia. After finding a few fun colorful conchas, you will cut the conchas in half. Afterward, use an ice cream scooper to scoop out your favorite choice of ice cream onto the bottom bun of the concha. (We recommend as many scoops as fit—we aim for ice cream wasted over here!) You are welcome to add your favorite ice cream toppings. Last, place the top part of the concha on top of the ice cream to complete your Concha Ice Cream Sandwich. Enjoy!
Next, we recommend Watermelon Popsicles to celebrate National Watermelon Day on August 3rd. Watermelon popsicles are a quick and easy way to enjoy a refreshing treat. We ensure that you will absolutely love this mouthwatering sweet from Ortiz Ice Cream! If you decide to make your own, all that you will need to do is chop up a watermelon into small chunks and put them in a blender with sugar and water. Blend the watermelon into a liquid and pour into popsicle molds. They will have to spend a few hours in the freezer, so we recommend making this early in the morning to enjoy the hot summer afternoon!
What better way to enjoy National Waffle Day on August 24th than with Waffle Cones! Invented in Europe in the early 1900s, the waffle cone is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite ice cream scoops! Story has it that the waffle cone was invented because the ice cream vendor ran out of clean glass dishes to serve with. Instead, the vendor rolled a wafer-like waffle into a shape of a “cone’ and was able to put a scoop of ice cream in it. Since then, the waffle cone has become a hit worldwide. While there are recipes to enjoy making the waffle cone, we suggest taking a breather this time and order from Ortiz Ice Cream to enjoy this dessert delight!