Strawberry ice cream
A strawberry ice cream cone
TypeIce cream
Main ingredientsStrawberries, eggs, cream, vanilla, sugar
Neapolitan ice cream sandwich

Strawberry ice cream is a flavor of ice cream made with strawberry or strawberry flavoring. It is made by blending in fresh strawberries or strawberry flavoring with the eggs, cream, vanilla, and sugar used to make ice cream.[1][2] Most strawberry ice cream is colored pink or light red. Strawberry ice cream dates back at least to 1813, when it was served at the second inauguration of James Madison.[3] Along with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, strawberry is one of the three flavors in Neapolitan ice cream. Variations of strawberry ice cream include strawberry cheesecake ice cream and strawberry ripple ice cream, which is vanilla ice cream with a ribbon of strawberry jam or syrup. Some ice cream sandwiches are prepared neapolitan-style, and include strawberry ice cream.[citation needed] According to a poll among American adults from July 13–18 of 2022, 43 percent of respondents stated that they enjoy strawberry ice cream while 6 percent stated that strawberry ice cream was their favorite flavor of ice cream.[4] National Strawberry Ice Cream day is celebrated every year on January 15.


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The earliest account of strawberry ice cream occurred in 1744, when Thomas Bladen, the governor of Maryland, served a dessert of frozen strawberries and ice cream to commissioners. At the time of its creation, it was among some of the earliest ice-cream flavours ever created.[5]

The strawberry ice cream is steeped in legend, when in the early 19th, berries were used to flavor and color a unique desert created by Sallie Shadd, a freed slave whose family ran a tearoom in Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1812, Dolley Madison served a magnificent creation of strawberry ice cream during President James Madison's inaugural banquet at the White House in Washington D.C.

In 1813, James Madison's wife and first lady, Dolley Madison, created it for the second inaugural banquet at the White House. It has since been voted as the 8th most popular ice cream in America. It is one of the ice cream flavors in Neapolitan ice cream. Strawberry ice cream has a holiday on January 15. It has adopted a Pinkish color. This is also Mr. Jackson's favorite ice cream.

From 1856 to 1859, Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln was noted for frequently hosting Strawberry Parties in Springfield, Illinois to commemorate berry season. These parties included many treats, such as strawberry ice cream and were hosted before her husband, Abraham Lincoln's time as president.[6]

Stores quickly noticed the boom in Strawberry Ice Cream in the early-to-middle 20th Century. A major brand, Baskin Robbins became one of the first stores to adopt the flavor.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream - 14 Servings". Cuisinart. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Recipe Of The Day: Strawberry Ice Cream". HuffPost. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  3. ^ "The History of Ice Cream". International Dairy Foods Association. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  4. ^ Sanders, Linley (19 July 2022). "America's favorite ice-cream flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and mint chocolate chip". Yougov. Retrieved 11 April 2023.
  5. ^ Porter, Tim (13 December 2019). "The History of the Most Common Ice Cream Flavors". Archived from the original on 9 December 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
  6. ^ Glatz, Julianne. "Strawberry party". Illinois Times. Retrieved 16 April 2023.
  7. ^ "Fun Facts | Baskin-Robbins". Retrieved 2 May 2023.