40 Interesting Ice Cream Facts

We all love ice cream and used to enjoy ice cream during the hot summer evenings. There is nothing better in the summer than enjoying a tasteful, cold ice cream cone. However, most of us are unaware of its history. Here we compiled 40 interesting Ice Cream Facts that you may not even know.

1. The ice cream was first invented in China.

2. Charlie Harry Francis has created champagne-flavored ice cream.

3. Ice cream recipes first appeared in the 18th century in England.

Ice cream recipes first appeared in the 18th century in England.
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4. Charles I – the King of England, paid his chef £500 to keep his ice cream recipe a secret.

5. Air makes up anywhere from 30% to 50% of the total volume of ice cream.

6. The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.

The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904.
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7. President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month on July 9, 1984.

8. In Britain, ice cream trucks are allowed to play music from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

9. The first ice cream truck vendor in the United States was Harry Burt.

The first ice cream truck vendor was Harry Burt in the United States.
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10. A shop invented during hard times in Ireland only serves a caramelized-brown-bread flavored ice cream.

11. The US military in 1945 built the first floating ice cream parlor.

12. In Japan’s capital, Tokyo, you can buy octopus, shrimp, horseflesh and cow-tongue flavored ice-creams

In Japan you can find ice cream flavored with cow tongue, horseflesh octopus and shrimp.
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13. Nancy Johnson was the first to receive the American patent for a handheld ice cream maker.

14. Pizza-flavored ice cream is served in Philadelphia’s Little Baby’s Ice Cream parlor.

15. Sebastian Joe’s invented a garlic-flavored ice cream.

. Sebastian Joe’s invented a garlic-flavored ice cream.
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16. In 2017 Miki Sudo broke the world record for ice cream eating. In 6  minutes, she had eaten 16.5 pints of ice cream.

17. Italian ice cream, called gelato, is hugely popular in Europe.

18. Kulfi is an Indian popular frozen dairy dessert which is also known as “traditional Indian ice cream.” It is originated in the sixteenth century by the Mughal Empire.

Ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s annually sells $500 million worth of ice cream.
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19. In Italy, there are over 19,000 ice cream parlors employing over 69,000 people.

20. The first ice cream dish in Italy was invented in the 1600s.

21. In 1851, Industrial ice cream production started in the US.

In 2016, Americans ate a total of 2.7 billion liters of ice cream.0
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22. The recipe for ice cream was published in Mrs. Mary Eales’s Receipts in 1718.

23. Buckwheat ice cream, beer flavored ice cream, and Parmesan gelato is the weird flavors of ice cream.

24. Top-selling flavors of ice cream are vanilla and chocolate.

Top-selling flavors
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25. California produces the most ice cream in America.

26. Chocolate syrup is the most popular ice cream topping in the world.

27. It takes an average of 50 licks to finish off a single-scoop ice cream cone

single scoop ice cream
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28. The perfect temperature for scooping ice cream is between 6 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

29. “Brain Freeze” occurs when ice cream touches the upper area of the mouth.

30. Jacob Fussell established the first commercial ice cream plant in Baltimore in 1851.

France ice cream
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31. Americans celebrated the conquest of WWII with ice cream.

32. Hawaii has a fruit known as the ice cream bean which actually tastes like vanilla ice cream.

33. In 2008, Missouri selected the Ice Cream Cone as the Official State Dessert.

Official State Dessert.
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34. More ice cream was sold on Sundays as compared to any other day of the week.

35. The world’s first soft-serve ice cream machine was in an Olympia, Washington Dairy Queen.

36. February 4th is celebrated as the National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
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37. “Raw Horse Flesh” is one of the ice cream flavors that is sold in Japan.

38. For making ice cream, a frozen mixture of milk and rice was used in China around 200 BC.

39. A sorbet is like an ice cream, but contains no milk.

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40. Fat percentage in ice cream is regulated in the United States.

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