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Ice Cream Facts

  • It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce just 1 gallon of ice cream
  • In Ancient Rome, Emperor Nero enjoyed mixing snow with fruit and honey. He frequently sent messengers out to gather snow from the mountains.Some historians credit Marco Polo with being the first one to bring some type of ice cream to Europe. He had learned it from the Chinese, who had flavored snow with rice and milk to make a creamy dessert.
  • Ice cream headaches or “brain freeze” is the result of the nerve endings in the roof of your mouth sending a message to your brain of the loss of heat.
  • The Waffle Cone Was Invented by Accident. In 1904, an ice cream vendor ran out of cones. He was at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, and he was facing high demand from guests.Desperate for a solution, he turned to a waffle vendor nearby. Together, they came up with the idea to mold the waffles into cones and serve the ice cream in there.
  • The first written ice cream recipe was found in a 1665 recipe book.
  • The United States is one of the top 3 countries in the world with the highest ice cream consumption.
  • Chocolate ice cream was invented before vanilla
  • There’s a Hawaiian fruit that tastes exactly like vanilla ice cream. It’s called the inga feuillei, but locals call it the ice cream bean.
  • The average number of licks to finish a scoop of ice cream is 50.
  • Ice cream in America in the 1700’s was rare and enjoyed by the elite.
  • Some of the strangest flavors found are: avocado, garlic, chili, licorice, Stilton cheese, and bacon.
  • The tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall in Italy.
  • Chocolate syrup is the most popular ice cream topping.

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