Monday, August 20, 2007

9 random facts you didn't know about ice cream!

What are the most popular ice cream flavors?

1. Vanilla, 29%
2. Chocolate, 8.9%
3. Butter pecan, 5.3%
4. Strawberry, 5.3%
5. Neapolitan, 4.2%
6. Chocolate chip, 3.9%
7. French vanilla, 3.8%
8. Cookies and cream, 3.6%
9. Vanilla fudge ripple, 2.6%
10. Praline pecan, 1.7%
11. Cherry, 1.6%
12. Chocolate almond, 1.6%
13. Coffee, 1.6%
14. Rocky road, 1.5%
15. Chocolate marshmallow, 1.3%
All others, 23.7%

What's the most popular ice cream topping?
Chocolate syrup

What's the ideal temperature to serve ice cream at?
8 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius)

Statistics and percentages:

Licking the bowl clean after eating ice cream is admitted to by approx 13% of men and 8% of women.

9% of milk produced by dairy farmers in the USA goes into producing ice cream.

Ice cream is an $11 billion-a-year retail industry (world wide).
80% of the world's Vanilla Bean used for ice cream is grown in Madagascar.

Miscellaneous facts:

The biggest ice cream sundae ever made was 12 feet high and made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream and 7,000 pounds of toppings in Anaheim, Calif., during 1985.

One of the major ingredients in ice cream is air. Without it, the stuff would be as hard as a rock!

Among the most unusual flavors of ice cream ever manufactured are avocado, garlic, azuki bean, jalapeno, and pumpkin. Perhaps the weirdest of all: dill pickle ice cream, which was marketed to expectant mothers. Sales were disappointing.

Sources: SendIceCream, DrSpock

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