Ice Cream

Almost everybody loves ice cream right? It taste good and is usually eaten at sad times or just as a good dessert. But there are some things you might not know about ice-cream that would be good to know.

And by the way, sorry for no post yesterday. I was just hanging out on the beach with my family and enjoying a nice warm weather. But I will try to not let this happen again. Enjoy.

  1. 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.
  2. It takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone
  3. 19% of Americans say they eat ice cream in bed. 3% eat ice cream in the bathtub.
  4. Ice cream testers use gold spoons to be able to taste the product 100% without a slight percentage of ‘after-taste’ from typical spoons.
  5. The U.S. ice cream industry generates more than $21 billion in annual sales.
  6. Ice cream was introduced to America in the 1700’s, but mostly enjoyed by those of status and wealth.
  7. It takes 12 gallons (3.78541 Liters) of milk to create one gallon of ice cream.
  8. About 9 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.
  9. A twelve foot tall ice cream sundae could make about 70,000 regular size sundaes. That’s the dream right?
  10. Sorbet is very similar to ice cream except for that fact that it doesn’t contain any milk.
  11. The average American eats 26 liters (45.8 pints) of ice-cream a year. That’s a lot of ice cream.
  12. On June 13, 1789, George Washington became the first US president to eat ice-cream.
  13. The world record for ice-cream eating is 1.75 US gallons (11.66 UK pints or 6.624471 Liters) in eight minutes.
  14. Worldwide, around 15 billion liters (3.3 billion gallons) of ice-cream are consumed every year
  15. Before milk based ice creams were introduced in 10th century, this summer treat was  made from ice.
  16.   The most favorite ice cream topping is chocolate syrup.
  17. There is 273 calories in one cup of vanilla ice cream.
  18. Over $21 billion dollars is moved by Ice cream industry in United States alone.
  19. Hawaii is a home to an “ice cream bean”, fruit that tastes like vanilla ice cream.
  20. Ice cream contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12 and Magnesium.
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