Facts about Ice Cream


  • Before milk based ice creams were introduced in 10th century, this summer treat was indeed made from ice.
  • Industrial production of ice cream begun in 1851 in Boston, United States.
  • Spreading of American made ice cream for military troops during World War II was a moment when entire world accepted ice cream as a perfect summer-time treat.
  • The largest worldwide consumption of ice cream is in United States. There, one average person consumes 48 pints of ice cream per year.
  • 90% of American households eat ice cream.
  • Biggest ice cream sundae was created in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1988. It weighted 24 tons.
  • Ice cream recipe came to North America 250 years after it was discovered by Christopher Columbus.
  • The most popular flavor of ice cream is vanilla. After it come chocolates, strawberry, cookies n’ cream, and others.
  • Ice cream cones were invented during 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, when large demand forced ice cream vendor to find help from nearby waffle vendor. Together they made history.
  • One of the most unusual ice cream flavors is hot dog flavored ice-cream that was created in Arizona, US.
  • Over her entire lifetime, one daily cow can produce enough milk for 9,000 gallons of ice cream!
  • Most profitable day for ice cream sellers is almost always Sunday.
  • Continental Europe was introduced with ice cream in late 13th century with Marko Polo returned to Italy with his tales of travel in China.
  • Larges ice cream cake weighed 12,096 pounds.
  • United States produces most ice cream in the world.
  • Historians remember that Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) loved to eat snow flavored with nectar and honey.
  • Hawaii is a home to an “ice cream bean”, fruit that tastes like vanilla ice cream.
  • In United States, July is deemed to be “National Ice Cream Month”.
  • Market analysts confirmed that ice cream sales increase many times during times of recession or wars.
  • Most favorite ice cream topping is chocolate syrup.
  • One cone of ice cream can be finished off in 50 licks.
  • California is the larger producer of ice cream in United States. During 2003 they alone made 121 million gallons of this cold treat.
  • Standard ice cream machines have 3 levers. Two for flavors and one for twisting.
  • French population started eating ice cream openly in 1660.
  • It takes 12 gallons of milk to create one gallon of ice cream.
  • Over $21 billion dollars is moved by Ice cream industry in United States alone.
  • Ice cream “Brain Freeze” effect is triggered when cold ice touches the roof of your mouth, which causes blood vessels in the head to dilate.
  • End of the World War II was celebrated by eating ice cream.
  • There is 273 calories in one cup of vanilla ice cream.
  • Ice cream can be made in many types – ordinary ice cream, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, reduced-fat ice cream, sherbet, gelato, and others.


Source: http://www.icecreamhistory.net/ice-cream-facts/interesting-facts-about-ice-cream/

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