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Amazing Ice Cream Facts
Ice cream as we know it seems to have emerged in 17th-century France. (A first-century Roman emperor is said to have sent runners into the mountains for snow to be flavored with juices. In the 13th century.
Marco Polo brought back from China descriptions of a sherbet dessert.
The cone didn’t appear until 1904, when a Syrian waffle maker at the St. Louis World’s Fair began rolling his pastries into horns to help an ice cream vendor who had run out of dishes.
The idea of the ice cream cone had been patented a year earlier, in 1903, by an Italian in New York City, but the fair popularized it.
Today the average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.
Top-selling ice cream flavors are: vanilla, with 33 percent of the market, and chocolate, with 19 percent.
It takes 5.8 pounds of whole milk and one pound of cream to make one gallon of ice cream.
The ice cream cone measured 2.81 m (9 ft 2.63 in) in height and was achieved by Mirco Della Vecchia and Andrea Andrighetti of Italy.
Some weird flavors of ice cream include buckwheat ice cream, beer flavored ice cream, and parmesan gelato.
June is the month that the most ice cream is produced.
California produces the most ice cream in America.
Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping.
87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.
It takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone.
The perfect temperature for scooping ice cream is between 6 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Brain Freeze” occurs when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth.
1 out of 5 people share ice cream with their pet.
An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
The U.S. celebrates National Ice Cream Month in July.
The U.S. produces the most ice cream in the world.
Ice cream became available to the general population in France in 1660.
Americans celebrated the victory of WWII with ice cream. In 1946, they ate more than 20 quarts of ice cream per person.
There is actually an ice cream diet designed for weight loss. You can read all about it in Prevention Magazine’s paperback, The Ice Cream Diet
19% of Americans say they eat ice cream in bed.
In the early days of television, mashed potatoes were used to simulate ice cream on cooking shows. Real ice cream melted too fast under the heat from the lighting.
Missouri designated the Ice Cream Cone as the Official State Dessert in 2008.
More ice cream was sold on Sundays than any other day of the week.
At one time it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.
The first soft-serve ice cream machine was in an Olympia, Washington Dairy Queen.
Ice cream testers use gold spoons to be able to taste the product 100% without a slight percentage of ‘after-taste’ from typical spoons.
John Harrison, official tester for Dreyer’s Ice Cream, has his tongue insured for $1 million.
Despite its reputation as a cosmonaut staple, freeze-dried ice cream only made one mission to space. In 1968, it provided instant sugar rushes to the astronauts of Apollo 7.
For TV commercials, “Ice cream sundaes are often constructed of scoops of lard or mashed potato covered in motor oil.
Howard Hughes, the millionaire, was fond of Baskin-Robbins’ Banana Ripple ice cream. His ‘helpers’ had to order 200 gallons from the factory before it was discontinued. A few days later Hughes announced that he didn’t like it anymore.
“Raw Horse Flesh” is an ice cream flavor that is sold in Japan.
The world’s first batch of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream was made by Ben & Jerry’s, inspired by an anonymous note left on their flavor suggestion board.
First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the inaugural at the White House in 1813.
Ice Cream used to be called cream ice.
The Roman Emperor Nero (54-68 A.D.) had ice and snow brought to him from the mountains, which he stored in special rooms under his palace so that he could top it with fruit to enjoy.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of that month as National Ice Cream Day.
Around 1800, ice houses were invented and ice cream became an American industry.
The first ice cream cone was made by Italo Marchiony in New York City.
Did you know that a 125 mL (1/2 cup) serving of regular vanilla ice cream can be a source of nutrients such as calcium and vitamin A?
The major ingredient in ice cream is air!
The U.S. ice cream industry generates more than $21 billion in annual sales.
Some weird flavors of ice cream include maple bacon, beer flavored, and pepperoni pizza.
In 1985, the biggest ice cream sundae was made in California. It stood twelve feet tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.
A twelve foot tall ice cream sundae could make about 70,000 regular size sundaes. That’s a lot of ice cream!
Sorbet is like ice cream but contains no milk.
Ice cream can be made in many types – ordinary ice cream, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, reduced-fat ice cream, sherbet, gelato, and others.
Ice cream recipe came to North America 250 years after it was discovered by Christopher Columbus.
Market analysts confirmed that ice cream sales increase many times during times of recession or wars.
Ice cream was introduced to America in the 1700’s, but mostly enjoyed by those of status and wealth.
Centuries ago people started making summer-time desserts by taking sweet cream (the richest part of milk) or custard (egg-based puddings) and cooling them down with ice.
Novelties as ice cream on sticks and ice cream bars were introduced in the 1920s.
Ice cream cones were popularized in America during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a nearby waffle vendor to roll up his waffles to hold the ice cream.
Under the American Blue Laws of the time, ice cream sodas weren’t allowed to be sold on Sundays. To circumvent this rule, they invented the ice cream sundae.
Americans are the No.1 consumers of ice cream in the world, where an average person eats 48 pints of ice cream a year. In total, Americans consumed 1.58 billion gallons of ice cream in 2011.
Sugar in ice cream lowers its melting point, and the fats for its creamy texture.
Fat percentage in ice cream is regulated in the United States.
About 98% of U.S. families have ice cream in their fridges, at all times.
It takes 12 gallons of milk to create one gallon of ice cream.
The first ice cream parlor in America was founded in 1776 (The same year our declaration was made).
In ancient Rome, they ate snow and flavored it with fruit and honey as their ice cream.
About 9 percent of the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.
The Beatles had an ice cream named after them by Baskin Robbins called Beatle Nut.