Summer is almost over and I am about to lose my chance of writing about ice cream while it’s still hot outside (but let’s be serious, it’s just raining). Ice cream, let’s do it.
-Somewhat surprising Vanilla is the most popular flavor ice cream at 29% followed by chocolate at 8.9%. Out of 31 flavors 25% of Baskin Robbins sales are for Vanilla.
-First ice cream parlor opened in 1776 in NYC. Wall Street with pigs and an ice cream parlor.
-During the Victorian era, drinking soda water on Sundays was considered improper. As an alternative the idea for ice cream and syrup, but no soda. Out of respect for Sunday he named them sundaes.
-Cookies n’ cream, created in 1983, made with oreos is the fastest growing flavor in history. I love cookies n’ cream!!! 1991 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough was created. Both are favorites.
-Americans consume an average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream and iced products each year. If you eat at Jujubees as often as I do, consumption is much higher.
-We don’t know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, but it’s an average of 50 licks for a scoop of ice cream.
-Old Emperor Nero was the first to crave ice cream. He ordered his slaves to the mountains to collect the ice.
-September 22nd is National Ice Cream Cone Day. Coming up on Tuesday. GET IT