When President Ronald Regan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month back in 1984, he also said that the third
Thursday Sunday of the month (today - July 16th) would be National Ice Cream Day. In honor of this, how about some ice cream facts?
- The top five most popular ice cream flavors are: vanilla, chocolate, neapolitan, strawberry and cookies n' cream, in that order, with vanilla comprising about 1/4 of all sales!
- The US produces more than 1 billion gallons of ice cream every year.
- It takes 50 licks to finish a single scoop of ice cream.
- By federal law, regular ice cream sold in stores must have at least 10% milkfat. "Reduced fat" ice creams have 25% less fat than regular ice creams, "light" has 50% less fat, "low fat" has a maximum of 3g fat per serving and "nonfat" ice creams must have less than .5g fat per serving.
- There are ice cream options both for conservatives and for liberals.
- The biggest ice cream sundae in the world was made in Alberta, Canada and weighed nearly 55,000 pounds.
- The world's largest ice cream sandwich weighed in at just about 2,500 pounds.
- Carvel made the world's largest ice cream cake, which weighed 12,096 pounds. It took 54 people to assemble it.
- The world's largest ice cream cone is in Peoria, Illinois.
More ice cream stuff at Slashfood:
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- Ice cream that will make you break out in a Cold Sweat
- Ice creams for Tastykake Fans
- Slashfood Ate (8): Decadent Ice Cream Sundaes