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Chocolate Ice Cream Was Created Before Vanilla Ice Cream

To observe National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7 all you need is chocolate ice cream.  Who says you have to stop there, though? You can have it in a cone or make it from scratch.  Add sprinkles or syrup or whipped cream.

  • Chocolate ice cream is the second most common flavor, surpassed only by vanilla. The chocolate flavored ice cream has been in existence well over a hundred years and has been popular in the United States since the late 19th century.
  • Vanilla is considered the most popular flavor of ice cream, but ever since the Italians froze hot chocolate in 1692, chocolate has been a close contender.
  • Chocolate ice cream was created before vanilla. 
  • Chocolate flavored ice cream is sold the most around the world
  • An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  • The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
  • In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  • Sorbet, has no milk at all!
  • In Sherbet, milkfat is between 1 – 2%.
  • In 1775, Italian doctor Filippo Baldini wrote a treatise entitled De sorbetti, in which he recommended chocolate ice cream as a remedy for various medical conditions, including gout and scurvy.
  • Chocolate ice cream became popular in the United States in the late nineteenth century.
  • The first advertisement of ice cream in America started in New York on May 12, 1777 when Philip Lenzi announced that ice cream was officially available “almost every day”.
  • Until 1800, ice cream was a rare and exotic dessert enjoyed mostly by the elite.
  • Around 1800 insulated houses were invented and manufacturing ice cream soon became an industry in America.
  • The largest worldwide consumption of ice cream is in United States.
  • On average, Americans consume 48 pints of ice cream per year
  • Historians remember that Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) loved to eat snow flavored with nectar and honey.
  • One cone of ice cream can be finished off in 50 licks.
  • Ice cream was served to the US soldiers during World War II to keep moral high and the end of World War II was also celebrated with ice cream
  • The first ice cream parlor in the US was set up in 1776
  • When religious scholars forbade the consumption of ice cream sodas on Sundays, ice cream sundae was introduced by ice cream parlors to increase their sale
  • When ice cream reaches the top of your mouth, it dilates blood vessels in your brain and creates a brain freeze effect. Hold your tongue against the roof of your mouth to relieve the sensation
  • 10% people around the world lick the bowl clean after finishing ice cream


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