(PCM) I scream, you scream, we all scream for….National Ice Cream Day is on July 20th! In fact, the entire month of July is known by some as Ice Cream month. What better way to celebrate than with some fun facts about our favorite cold and delicious treat!
According to Yahoo! the top five ice cream flavors are:
4 Coconut Milk
The top five cities that love ice cream the most are:
1. New York
2. Los Angeles
4. San Francisco
The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country. (via Icecream.com)
It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone. (via Icecream.com)
The ice cream cone’s invention is linked to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. An ice cream vendor reportedly didn’t have enough dishes to keep up with the demand, so he teamed up with a waffle vendor who rolled his waffles into cones! (via Icecream.com
The most popular topping for ice cream is chocolate syrup followed by butterscotch
Immigrants at Ellis Island were served vanilla ice cream as part of their Welcome to America meal.
Ice cream recipe came to North America 250 years after it was discovered by Christopher Columbus.
The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
There you have it! Hopefully you enjoyed learning some new facts about ice cream and don’t forget to lick the bowl (which 13% of men and 8% of women admit to doing)