Hail to the Ice Cream -- a Quick Tale of Presidents and Their Ice Cream
According to research compiled by the NPD Group, 40% of Americans will eat ice cream in any given two-week period. This isn't just our families and friends -- there has been a long line of presidents who love their sweet, frozen treats!
The inauguration of President Donald Trump has been in the news for some time now. In the spirit of democracy, here are some fun facts about presidents and their favorite dessert!
Perhaps it was his wooden teeth, but George Washington was a huge fan of ice cream. When he moved into the White House, he brought along tons of ice cream party supplies with him, from tasting spoons to ice cream cups, so he would never be without his favorite frozen treat! He also spent about $200 dollars on ice cream alone during the summer of 1790, which amounts to a whopping $5000 today.
The third president of the United States is remembered for something quite unique -- he is known for writing down the first ice cream recipe in American history! His vanilla ice cream came all the way from France and includes only cream, egg yolks, and sugar.
No president knows how to party like Abe Lincoln. During his second inaugural ball, 4,000 celebrators ended the night with an ice cream party. Spectators said that after his party, the floor was smeared with ice cream, ice cream cups, and dessert supplies of all kinds as the partiers went home in ice cream-induced comas.
We can thank Ronald Reagan for establishing July as National Ice Cream Month. This ice cream fan has been known to call ice cream a nutritious and wholesome food and has said that there is always a time for this frozen treat.
The 44th president's first job at 16 was in an ice cream shop in Honolulu. Perhaps he learned some things there that helped him be a successful president.
As vice president, Biden was known for introducing himself in the following manner: "My name is Joe Biden and I love ice cream." There are plenty of pictures out there that show he enjoys multiple flavors of the frozen treat, and we respect that.
Want to throw a presidential-themed ice cream party in the spirit of the inauguration? Call us today, and you'll be humming Hail to the Chief in no time.
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