Fun Ice Cream Facts!

80 per­cent of the world’s Vanilla Bean used for ice cream is grown in Madagascar.1

The most pop­u­lar top­ping for ice cream is choco­late syrup.1

Immi­grants at Ellis Island were served vanilla ice cream as part of their Wel­come to Amer­ica meal.1

It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.2

The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.2

Charles E. Minches of St. Louis invented the ice cream cone on July 23, 1904 at the World’s Fair.

The origins of ice cream can be traced back to the 4th century B.C. The Roman emperor Nero ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings.3

A Baltimore company first produced and marketed wholesale ice cream in 1851.3

About 9 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.4

President George Washington allocated a total of $200 on ice cream purchases during the hot summer of 1790.4

Ice cream became available to the general population in France in 1660.5

Thomas Jefferson’s Ice Cream Recipe.

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