All About Ice Cream: Sweet Facts You Might Not Have Known

The refreshing, sweet, and smooth taste of ice cream is enough to get a person salivating on a hot summer day. Ice cream is just one of those treats that seem perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. It can even be hard to resist the delicious taste of the frozen snack during the cooler months.

But aside from its taste, texture, and temperature, there’s a lot about ice cream you might not actually know.

For example, did you know that the ice cream global market is intended to reach $74.96 billion by the year 2024? The number has grown significantly over the past few years with the new flavors and allergen-friendly options, and it’s clear that there’s nothing stopping it from hitting that number.

While it's extremely popular in the United States, ice cream is actually an even more popular treat in China. In fact, the approximate value of the market in China is $11.4 billion while the value in the United States is $11.2 billion.

Another fun fact about ice cream this that it takes a person 50 licks to get through one full scoop of ice cream. That is unless you're brave enough to chomp down on the scope as a whole and risk it freezing your entire mouth. You might be placed in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Fastest Ice Cream Eater,” but your body might not be too happy.

Speaking of eating ice cream, in the United States, Americans consume an average of 26 liters per capita of ice cream every year. Some actually once indulged in the largest ice cream sundae every which weighed a total of 24 tons.

So, now that you’re an ice cream expert, which flavor are you going to be snacking on next?

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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


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Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.