Via | Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:25

Margarine turned the big 1-4-4!

Yesterday, we celebrated margarine’s birthday and it looks like there were quite a few people on Twitter celebrating. We’ve looked at all the tweets from yesterday, and we like the one from @SaveEveryStep the best: 

Well, @SaveEveryStep, let us save you some time researching margarine’s birthday. This is wadda we know eh:

To bring you up to speed, we’re going to take you back in time 144 long years ago to margarine’s very first birthday. Picture it: 1869. France. Emperor Louis Napoleon III proposed a new challenge to the people of France to create a delicious, new alternative to butter. Hippolyte Mege-Mouries rose to the challenge and created the recipe for oleomargarine, which would later be renamed “margarine.” 

Emperor Napoleon III launched his contest, offering a prize to anyone who could make a successful substitute that would keep both the soldiers and people of France nourished. On 15 July 1869, Hippolyte emerged from his kitchen with a creation that was everything Emperor Napoleon III needed.

Today, there are many different uses for margarine, but as July is officially National Ice Cream Month, let’s celebrate margarine’s birthday with three of the best margarine-powered ice cream cake recipes:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake


  • 18 oz chocolate chip cookies
  • 14 cup margarine (melted)
  • 1 cup hot fudge topping
  • 2 qts vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 12 cherries

S’mores Ice Cream Cake


  • ½ cup Country Crock Spread, melted
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 container Breyer’s Chocolate Ice Cream
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup crumbled graham crackers
  • 1 container whipped topping, thawed

Turtle Ice Cream Cake


  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup margarine (melted, or use butter)
  • 1 12 cups caramel ice cream topping
  • 8 cups vanilla ice cream (softened)

Why not celebrate margarine’s birthday every day with some more baked goodies for you and your family? Try your hand at our 5 easiest margarine cakes in the world and Easy margarine cakes invented by kids


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