Fun facts of the week: ice cream
- In 1700s, ice cream was introduced to America as a delicacy enjoyed by the high society
- In the U.S., July is National ice cream month since 1984
- It takes 5.8 lbs of whole milk and one pound of cream to make one gallon of ice cream.
- Ice cream cone was invented at 1904 World Fair in St. Louis.
- An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
- Hawaii has a fruit known as the ice cream bean or monkey tamarind that taste just like vanilla ice cream!
- In 1985, the biggest ice cream sundae was made in California. It stood twelve feet tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream.
- 1 out of 5 people shares ice cream with their pet.
- February 4th is the National Ice Cream for breakfast day.
- Sorbet is like ice cream but contains no milk.
- The major ingredient in an ice cream? Air.
- Sugar in ice cream lowers its melting point, and the fats are responsible for its creamy texture.
- John Harrison, a tester at Dreyer’s ice cream, got his tongue insured for $1 million.
- In 2008, PETA request Ben and Jerry’s use breast milk instead of cow’s milk to make ice cream. This was understandably rejected, and the lactating women breathed a sign of relief.
- In Canada, more ice cream is sold in winter than summer. Leave it to the Canadian for being different!
- Fat percentage in ice cream is regulated in the United States.
- Regular ice cream has a maximum of 10% fat.
- Reduced-fat ice cream has 25% less fat than regular ice cream.
- Light ice cream has 50% less fat than regular ice cream.
- Low-fat ice cream has, at the most, 3 grams of fat per serving.
- Non-fat ice cream should have, at the most 0.5 grams of fat per serving.
- Sherbet has 1 – 2% milk.
- Sorbet has no milk at all.