Happy National Ice Cream Day!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Roll up your sleeves and grab your cones because today is National Ice Cream day! We’ve put together our top wooden ice cream sets that will ‘melt’ your cheeky rascals’ hearts.
The Full Scoop
National Ice Cream day falls on the third Sunday in July. It was created by US President Ronald Reagan in 1984 after he declared July as National Ice Cream Month. Pretty ‘cool’, right?!
Who Invented Ice Cream?
Ice cream was first eaten in China back in 618-97AD. King Tang of Shang had 94 ice men who helped make an ice cream dish from buffalo milk, flour and camphor.
Romans were also said to have sent slaves to the mountains to collect snow which was then flavoured and served as ice cream.
But the most commonly assumed inventor of ice cream was Marco Polo, who was believed to have watched ice creams being made in China and then introduced them to Italy.
Ice cream sundaes were invented when it was illegal to sell ice cream sodas on a Sunday afternoon in the US town of Evanston. To skirt around the problem, traders replaced the soda with syrup and renamed the sweet treat as an ‘Ice Cream Sundae’.
Ice Cream Toys
Wooden Ice Lollies
Stay cool with one of our delicious ice lollies - you can even leave them out in the sun all day and they won’t melt! These six sweet icy treats are ideal for stowing away in a pretend freezer or selling in your play shop or ice cream cart. Made from premium quality wood, this bright wooden play food can endure years of playtime and imaginative fun!
Ice Cream Stand
Proudly display your ice lollies with our smooth and sturdy Ice Cream Stand. Scoop, serve and enjoy. The ice cream stand comes with six different wooden ice creams that are ideal for imaginative role-play sessions with friends and family. Little hands will enjoy dishing out ice creams to their favourite customers.
Ice Cream Cart Toy
The star of the summer show is of course our Ice Cream Cart! Wheel this impressive wooden toy across the playroom for lots of super sweet fun. Our Ice Cream Cart Toy comes complete with six ice creams, two ice cream pots with spoons and an ice cream scoop. A fantastic way to develop your little one’s social skills and vocabulary as they sell and serve ice cream!
Sweet Treats Wooden Play Food
Enjoy a tasty afternoon tea or stock up your play shop with this delightful Sweet Treats Set. Guests can indulge in macarons, ice creams and ice lollies. The circular wooden stand is ideal for serving and displaying in pretend play shops. This play food is designed to inspire and educate and is sure to ignite hours of conversation.
WIN! Competition Time
Want to get your hands on some amazing real ice cream prizes? We’re giving away our super sweet wooden Ice Cream Stand as well as 10 boxes of Claudi & Fin's award-winning lollies! Head over to our @bigjigstoys Instagram to enter!