10 Fun Facts About Ice Cream
Ice cream just might the world’s most favorite dessert. There are hundreds, if not thousands of flavors to choose from. Some like it in a cup, some insist on a cone. But only true ice cream aficionados know these ten fun facts.
1. Ice Cream has been around for a long, long time!
The earliest form of ice cream was invented and enjoyed by the Ancient Greeks in the 5th century B.C.
2. Ice Cream Might Be More American than Apple Pie!
The first ice cream parlor opened in New York in 1776! Wonder what George Washington’s favorite flavor was? Cherry, perhaps?
3. The Whole World Loves Ice Cream!
Only one country in the world loves ice cream more than the United States. In New Zealand, they consume 7.5 gallons per capita per year!
4. Vanilla is Our Favorite Flavor!
At this very moment, nearly 9 in 10 households in the US have ice cream in their freezer! And it’s probably vanilla as that is our favorite flavor
5. I’ll Take a Scoop of Pickle, Please.
Name a flavor and it’s probably made it’s way into ice cream. Some strange flavors include beer, pepperoni pizza, maple bacon, dill pickle, jalapeno, and salmon!
6. Even Politicians Love Ice Cream!
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was part of the team that first invented the method of making soft serve ice cream.
7. Not-Your-Everyday Sundae
The most expensive ice cream sundae on record, called the “Golden Opulence Sundae”, is served at Serendipity 3 in New York, New York and costs $1000!
8. Give Me Your Tired…One Scoop or Two?
Immigrants at Ellis Island were served ice cream as part of the welcoming to America.
9. That’s One Giant Ice Cream Cone!
The tallest ice cream cone ever made was created in Italy and stood over nine feet tall! That’s as tall as an elephant!
10. Ice Cream All Month Long!
In 1984, Ronald Reagan established July as National Ice Cream month!