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Fun Facts About Ice Cream

May 1, 2017

- Before dairy based ice creams were introduced in 10th century, this summer treat was actually made from ice.

- Industrial production of ice cream began in 1851 in Boston, United States.

- American made Ice cream was supplied to military troops during World War II. This was when the entire world accepted ice cream as a perfect summer-time treat.

- The largest worldwide consumption of ice cream is in the United States. An 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 weighed 24 tons.

- The recipe for Ice cream came to North America 250 years after it was discovered by Christopher Columbus.  

- The most popular flavor of ice cream is vanilla. Then chocolate, strawberry, cookies & cream.

- Ice cream cones were invented during the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, when large demand forced an ice cream vendor to find help from a 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.

- Over her entire lifetime, one dairy cow can produce enough milk for 9,000 gallons of ice cream

- Most profitable day for ice cream sellers is usually Sunday.

- Continental Europe was introduced to ice cream in the late 13th century when Marco Polo returned to Italy from China.

- Largest ice cream cake weighed 12,096 pounds.

- The United States produces the most ice cream in the world.

- Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) loved to eat snow flavored with nectar and honey.

- Hawaii is home to an “ice cream bean” fruit that tastes like vanilla ice cream.

- In the United States, July is deemed to be "National Ice Cream Month".

- Market analysts confirmed that ice cream sales increase during times of recession or wars.

- The Most favorite ice cream topping is chocolate syrup


Visit your local Ice Cream Parlor for a smooth & creamy treat today.


Gil's Wholesale stocks a huge selection of waffle & cake cones, rainbow sprinkles, crushed fruit & candy toppings, chocolate & peanut butter syrups, flavored bases, nuts, cherries, spoons and all of the paper products you will ever need to run a successful Ice Cream or Italian Ice business!  

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