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Fun Facts About Ice Cream That Will Surprise You

All around the world, ice cream is loved by many. Here are some interesting facts about the world's favorite dessert that will get you inspired to eat a scoop or two!

It takes three gallons of milk to produce one gallon of ice cream or gelato.

One cow's yearly milk production is enough to create two gallons of ice cream a day, which amounts to over 730 gallons per year.

How many licks to the center of an ice cream cone? Researchers say the magic number is 50.

Keep the brain freeze at bay by preventing ice cream from touching the roof of your mouth. These nerve endings are incredibly sensitive and are the culprit behind this uncomfortable feeling.

A full 87% of Americans report to having a pint or gallon of ice cream in their freezer at any given moment.

California produces the most ice cream per year in the entire United States.

According to a recent survey of the International Ice Cream Association member companies, 28% of ice cream aficionados report vanilla being their favorite flavor, making it the most popular flavor in the U.S. And where does this vanilla flavoring come from? The majority of the world's vanilla is produced in Madagascar and Indonesia.

You would have a hard time finding a paper ice cream cup around the world without chocolate syrup in it -- this topping has been voted the world's favorite addition to this dessert.

The tallest ice cream cone in the world was nine feet tall and scooped in Italy.

The explorer Marco Polo was responsible for bringing the first ice cream sherbert recipe from China to Europe back in the 13th century.

The ice cream cone was invented in 1904 by a Syrian waffle maker for the St. Louis World Fair. He decided to wrap his pastries into a cone shape to make it easier for his customers to eat melting ice cream in the hot heat.

Humans aren't the only species that enjoy ice cream, as one in every five Americans shares ice cream with their pet!

With these facts in mind, don't you want a bowl of ice cream or two?
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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.


Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

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.

Fun Facts About Ice Cream That Will Surprise You