The “SCOOP” on Ice Cream

The “SCOOP” on Ice Cream

Nobody really knows exactly HOW or WHO invented Ice Cream, but here’s what we know…

  • A dessert similar to Ice Cream has been around since 5th Century B.C in ancient Greece
  • The Chinese were the first to invent a frozen dessert using snow, milk, cream and fruits which evolved into the modern day ice cream
  • Marco Polo brought this frozen Chinese dessert to Europe in the 1300s
  • Right up to the late 18th century, Ice Cream was a dessert enjoyed only by the elite rich
  • New Zealand is the highest ice cream consuming country in the world followed by the United States
  • The world’s tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall. It was scooped in Italy
  • Madagascar & Indonesia supply most of the vanilla used to make ice cream
  • Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping
  • A single cow gives enough milk per day to make 2 gallons of ice cream
  • It takes around 50 licks to finish one scoop of ice cream
  • Brain Freeze occurs when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth. Just touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth for a while for it to go away!