How Well Do You Know Your Ice Cream?
June 29, 2014
This is the time of year when ice cream is consumed the most. All of us love our ice cream, but do we know a lot about it? As you enjoy your favorite flavor, here are some fun facts about our favorite summertime treat.
- Before milk-based ice creams were introduced in 10th century, ice cream was indeed made from ice.
- Industrial production of ice cream begun in 1851 in Boston.
- The United States eats more ice cream than any other country.
- The most popular flavor is vanilla. My favorite right now is Cake Batter.
- The ice cream cone was invented during the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis, when large demand caused a vendor to run out of containers, and he teamed up with a waffle vendor. He rolled his waffles to make cones. Together they made history!
- It takes 50 licks to finish off a single scoop ice-cream cone. (Take the challenge and try it!)
- 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.
- Sunday is the most profitable day for ice-cream.
- California is the largest producer of ice cream. In 2003, they made 121 million gallons of ice cream.
- The end of World War II was celebrated by eating ice cream.
- It takes 12 gallons of milk to create one gallon of ice cream
- There is a “who dunnit” mystery behind the creation of soft serve. Tom Carvel, founder of the Carvel ice cream chain, claims he did—accidentally. As the story goes, it was on Memorial Day 1934 when Carvel’s ice cream truck got a flat tire, and he was forced to sell his melting ice cream. It was a hit. Meanwhile, J.F. McCullough, the man behind Dairy Queen, and his son, Bradley, claim they invented the famous frozen dessert in 1938.
- June is the month the most ice cream is produced.
We have many items in our catalog about ice cream. Here are a few to start you off with:
What is your favorite flavor? Mine is Cake Batter!
Camden Point Branch