Fascinating Facts About Ice Cream

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Need a break from holiday shopping, fa-la-la-la-la-ing and too much tinsel!? Well, maybe “veg out” on these fascinating facts about ice cream while you procrastinate on whether to buy the red sweater or the blue sweater for Aunt Janice…

Special thanks to IceCream.com for sharing this sweet ice cream knowledge with us:

  • Only one country consumes more ice cream per capita than the United States: New Zealand. (It’s time to grab a scoop and do your part to put us over the cherry on top!)
  • The Ancient Greeks were enjoying an ice-cream like dessert way back in the fifth century B.C. We wish we could time travel so they could taste today’s local ice cream flavors. Advanced ice cream technology has surely improved upon their primitive treat.
  • In the 1700s, ice cream came to this country and was enjoyed by members of high society. We understand why they wouldn’t want to share, but still, that was lame of them not to spread the ice cream joy to everyone.
  • It took almost 200 years for someone to wise up and invent the ice cream sundae. (Pretty sure that’s the first thing we would have thought of.)
  • 20 percent of people share their ice cream with their pets. Nothing says unconditional love like giving up a few spoonfuls of your favorite craft ice cream flavor.
  • For perfect scooping, the ice cream should be between 6 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The most popular flavor in the United States is vanilla! We understand: our Mayor Freddy’s Vanilla Bean is rich and creamy, and it provides the perfect clean slate for any number of topping combinations.
  • The world’s tallest ice cream cone was built in Italy; it towered above nine feet. The only excuse we have for not beating this record is because we’re eating our scoops before they get a chance to pile up.
  • California produces the most ice cream in this country, and Harmony Valley Creamery is proud to be a part of that great contribution!

If you’re have any questions about craft ice cream in California, contact us any time. We’re always happy to chat about our favorite food. Oh, and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Harmony Valley Creamery!