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Tom screams for ice cream!


I scream, you scream, we all scream for soft serve ice cream.

Today is one of my favorite days of the year: National Soft Ice Cream Day. Yes, my friends, there is an actual SOFT ICE CREAM DAY!

There are various tales of how the softer, swirled version of ice cream began. According to, Dairy Queen's founder decided to soften up the product in the mid 1930s and finalized the process in 1940. But other researchers give the credit to Tom Carvel, whose ice cream supplies melted one day in 1934 when he got a flat tire. So, he started selling the softened treat from his truck, and found it was a big hit.

Thank you, Tom. I'm proud to share your first name.


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