Interesting Facts About Ice Cream

By: Elizabeth Patrick

Did you know according to “The History of Icecream: The Evolution of Ice  Cream” states that “ Ice cream’s origins are known to date back as far as the second century B.C., although no specific date of origin nor inventor has been undisputably credited with its discovery.” Some people believe that ice cream evolved sometime during the 16th century. However, other people believe that England discovered ice cream around the same time, maybe even a few years earlier. According to “The History of Ice Cream: Ice Cream for America,” states that “The first official account of ice cream in the New World comes from a letter written in 1744 by a guest of Maryland Governor William Bladen.” Until around 1800, ice cream was considered a rare dessert that only the elite could eat. From 1940 through 1970, ice cream production became relatively constant in the United States as the more prepackaged ice cream was sold to local stores and ice cream parlors. Even though most people believe that vanilla ice cream was the first flavor, it was actually chocolate ice cream.

According to “Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Ice Cream,” “It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce just one gallon of ice cream. “Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Ice Cream” also states that “The tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall in Italy, and the average American eats 45.8 pints of ice cream each year.” Even though there is a wide variety of different ice cream toppings, chocolate syrup is the most popular! According to “Facts About Ice Cream,” “The largest ice cream cake weighed 12, 096 pounds.” In conclusion, ice cream is a very popular dessert that the majority of Americans will eat.

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