Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Totally True Tuesday ~ Ice Cream

Whether you lick it on a crunchy cone or spoon it from a dish, ice cream remains a favorite of kids and adults alike.
Let’s have a look at some fun facts about an even more fun food.

~ Ice cream goes way back to the Roman Emperor, Nero, who ordered ice to be brought back from the mountains. They would then add fruit toppings to it and serve it – something like a slushy.

~ the first hand-crank ice cream machine was invented in 1847.
~ it takes 12 pounds of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.

Where did the ice cream cone originate?

In 1904 at the World’s Fair in St Louis, an ice cream vendor ran out of dishes to serve it in, so he teamed up with the waffle maker. TahDah! The waffle cone was invented!
The most popular ice cream flavours are;
  • Vanilla (most popular)
  • Chocolate
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Strawberry
  • Chocolate Chip Mint
What’s you ultimate favourite flavour?
The most unusual flavours are;
  • Pumpkin
  • Avocado
  • Garlic
  • Azuki Bean
  • Jalapeno
  • Hot dog
Would you try any of these? What weird flavour would you like see made into ice cream?

Here’s a fun thing to try. Create your own Lick-a-Thon

It takes about 50 licks to finish one scoop of ice cream. Challenge you friends and family to see who finishes first. But watch out for the “brain freeze.”

For more fun facts on ice cream, check out the Internet or grab yourself a spoon and do your own research.

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