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It’s National Ice Cream Month! Here Are A Few Fun Facts About The Ultimate Summer Treat

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What is better on a hot summer day than some ice cream?  That’s probably why Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984.  Everyone has a favorite, mine being mint chocolate chip, and there are many interesting facts about the treat.  For example more women than men admit to eating ice cream in bed.  Also, men are more likely to eat ice cream straight from the container; both men and women enjoy sharing a single container with a loved one… even a pet.  Some strange things have been discovered too, like 3% of Americans admitting to eating ice cream in the bathtub.  As you devour your favorite, here are even more tidbits about ice cream.


Vanilla is the #1 selling flavor.

Chocolate syrup is the favorite topping to put on ice cream.

The major ingredient in ice cream is air.

July is National Ice Cream Month. It was created by Ronald Reagan in 1984.

It takes approximately 50 licks to finish off a scoop of ice cream.

The United States is the top ice cream consuming country in the world.

According to the Guinness the largest ice cream pyramid was made in August of 2002. The pyramid had 3,894 scoops, totaled 22 layers and weighed 1,005 pounds. The pyramid was 53 inches high.

The largest ice cream cake weighed in at 12,096 pounds.

via National Ice Cream Retailers Association | Fun Facts.

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