Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In the US, ice cream and pie served together is called?||Ice Cream
|Which ice cream boasts that one piece is never enough?||Ice Cream
|On Beverly Hills 90210 what flavor of ice cream was eaten at the Walsh House during times of crisis?||Ice Cream
|Fudge-covered peanut butter-filled pretzels in vanilla malt ice cream rippled with fudge and peanut butter. What am I talking about here?
||Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Chubby Hubby. This is my personal favorite.
|Which month is deemed "National Ice Cream Month", as well as the month that sells the most amount of ice cream in the U.S.? ||Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
July. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as the month to celebrate one of America's favorite sweets! American's love this creamy sweet so much that according to Market Research in 2002, "the American Ice Cream Retail Industry had around 20 billion dollars in sales".
|Which American-based ice cream company developed a "Cowmobile" to drive cross-country and hand out free ice cream as a marketing technique? ||Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
Ben & Jerry's. The "Cowmobile" was created in 1986 by founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who personally scooped the free ice cream. Unfortunately the "Cowmobile" burned to the ground 4 months later, but was recreated in 1987. The company that began in a small parlor shop in Burlington, Vermont on May 5, 1978, now is one of the Top 10 ice cream brands sold in U.S. supermarkets (2005).
|Which American-based company manufactures and distributes a wide spectrum of frozen dessert products including Starbucks, Push-Pops, Healthy Choice, Skinny Cow, Nestle' and Haagen-Dazs? ||Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
Dryer's Grand. The Dryer's /Edy's company began in 1928 by founders William Dreyer and Joseph Edy. The two men officially dissolved their partnership in 1947, but William Dreyer continued the company with the help of his son. The Dreyer's brand can be found in the western part of the U.S., while the Edy's brand can be found in the rest of the country. Today (2005), Dryer's/Edy's is a 2 billion dollar company and is one of the Top 3 brands sold in supermarkets (Information Resources, INC).
|According to scientists at makeicecream.com, how many licks does it take to finish off one scoop of an ice cream cone? ||Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
50. The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World's fair in 1904 by Ernest A. Hamwi. When a concessionaire ran out of ice cream dishes, Hamwi came up with the idea to take one of his crispy thin Perisian pastries and hand roll it to resemble a dish. While there are many people and countries who claim to have invented the cone, Hamwi is officially credited by the International Association of Ice Cream Manufactuers (IAICM).
Klondike Bar. The Klondike Bar was created by William Isaly of the Isaly Dairy Company in 1922. The original Klondike Bar, square slices of vanilla ice cream dipped and coated in Swiss milk chocolate is now made by Good Humor-Breyers (2005).
|According to research done by makeicecream.com, which country consumed the most amount of ice cream in 2004? ||Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
U.S.. According to the same report, Americans consume 23.3 quarts of ice cream, ices, and other frozen dairy products per person annually.
|Which ice cream brand is known for creating distinctive flavors and indulgent tastes, as well as claiming to introduce the world to the first ice cream bar for the grown-up palate?||Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
Haagen-Dazs. Haagen-Dazs was created in the early 1920's and was developed by Reuben Mattus. The only flavors available in their beginning was Vanilla, Chocolate, and Coffee. Today, some of their flavors include Vanilla Swiss Almond, Dulce De Leche, Truffles, and Bananas Foster, and their products can be found in 54 countries around the globe.
California. California alone produced 121 million gallons in 2003, followed by Indiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Minnesota.
|Which American-based company is the largest manufacturer and marketer of branded ice cream and frozen novelties in the U.S.? ||Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
Good Humor-Breyers. Good Humor is undoubtedly known around the country for their ice cream and novelty bars being delivered in "Good Humor Trucks" with ringing bells. One of the companies top selling products is the "Good Humor Bar", which was created in 1920 by Harry Burt. It was America's 1st ice cream bar on a stick.
Ist Ice Cream Sundae. Although the subject is quite contorversial and several cities and people claim to be the original creator of the sundae, Ed Berners story remains one of the strongest cited. According to Ed Berners and other historians, the sundae's history goes back to 1881 in Two River, Wisconsin. Ed Berners charged 5 cents and only served his creation on Sunday's (hence the name). The spelling was changed to appease Christians, who felt advertising ice cream on the Lord's Day was inappropriate.
Texas. There are in fact more than 600 stores located in Texas alone, along with 5,700 other locations around the U.S., Canada, and 22 other countries. Dairy Queen was founded on June 22, 1940 in Joliet Illinois, and in 1980 their motto became, "We Treat You Right".
Baskin-Robbins. The chain has more than 2,500 stores in the U.S. and 2,100 stores in 52 countries around the world. Baskin-Robbins has nearly 1,000 ice cream flavors developed, and they rotate nearly 100 of those flavors each year.
Carvel. The giant confection displayed at Union Square Park in New York weighed 12,096 lbs, was 19 ft. wide, and 2 ft. high! It took 75 minutes to make and 54 people to build and assemble it. Carvel also set the records in 2002 with the "Largest Ice Cream Scoop Pyramid".
Dippin' Dots. Dippin' Dots are tiny beads of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, or flavored ice, which are flash frozen. The innovative confections were created by microbiologist Curt Jones in 1988. His company was named the #1 New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2002.
|Which flavor of ice cream and frozen novelty is America's #1 choice according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)? ||Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
Vanilla. IDFA cites the Top 5 flavors bought in supermarkets in 2004 as Vanilla, Chocolate, Nut/Caramel, Neapolitan, and Strawberry.
Thin and Watery. Fat-free hot fudge is usually darker than regular hot fudge. It is very thin, and it has the consistency of 2% milk.
A machine that puts sprinkles on an ice cream cone.. A sprinkle machine is around structure that has no front. You put the ice cream cone though the open fron,t and the machine rotates around, leaving sprinkles on the cone.
Milk. A shake must contain all of the following: milk, ice cream, syrup, and flavoring. For all of the players that like thick shakes: a shake is not a shake without the milk!
3. Standard machines carry two flavors. On these machines there is a handle for both flavors and one in the middle for the twist.
The covering on the bottom of the cone.. Ice cream must be served with some kind of protector on it so that the server does not touch the customers' food. However, cones can be bought that do not have jackets. These must be served with a tissue or napkin around them.
|Many famous historical figures and celebrities have enjoyed ice cream through the ages. Who is credited with this quote concerning ice cream? "We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend so we buy ice cream".||Assorted Ice Cream Facts
Ralph Waldo Emerson. Who knows what Emerson really meant when he made his comment about serving ice cream to his guests. Maybe he thought ice cream was more palatable than his wit. Another worthwhile quote is attributed to an anonymous source: "An ice cream cone can solve any problem- even if it's only for a few minutes".
|While the best storing temperature is at -5 degrees to 0 degrees Celsius, what is the ideal dipping or serving temperature?||Assorted Ice Cream Facts
Between 6 and 10 degrees. Serving temperature, known as "tempering", is best done between 6 and 10 degrees. Too cold and the ice cream is definitely hard to scoop and dish. Too soft and it begins to melt too fast. But at the right temperature it is still frozen, yet soft enough to spoon out, and spoon in and enjoy.
10. Ice cream must have at least 10 percent milkfat, but most gourmet varieties will have as much as 20 percent. Eating non-fat or lowfat ice cream just isn't the same, is it? Changing the milkfat percentage changes the smoothness and palatability of the final product. If you are going to eat ice cream why bother trying to save on calories by eating anything less than the real thing? Just do some committed aerobics to burn those calories afterwards.
|Italo Machiony was awarded a patent in December 1903 for what phenomenal contribution to the ice cream industry?||Assorted Ice Cream Facts
The ice cream cone. Italo Marchiony was given a patent in 1903 and one year later at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis the ice cream cone found its place in America. Apparently a Syrian concessionaire, Ernest A. Hamwi, was selling zalabias, a waffle like treat. Next door to Hamwi an ice cream vendor was selling the popular treat, and because it was so popular he ran out of serving dishes. Hamwi saw the vendor's dilemma and quickly rolled one of his waffle wafers into a cone shape. When it cooled, the vendor flourished ice cream into it, and the waffle cone came into being.
Carbonated water was left out of the ice cream soda. Ice cream sodas came into existence around 1874. They were basically some ice cream mixed with carbonated water. However, some people protested that eating such a "sinfully" rich dessert should not take place on Sunday, and so the soda fountain folks left out the soda in the ice cream soda and called it a "Sunday". The name got changed later to "sundae" to remove any connection to the Sabbath. As for President Taft, I will leave that one to the history books, and to his former White House chef.
|While ice cream used to be considered a unique dessert to be enjoyed only by the elite, insulated ice houses made ice cream more accessible for everyone. About how many gallons were produced in 1899?||Assorted Ice Cream Facts
5 million. Jacob Fussell is accredited with manufacturing ice cream into an industry in 1851. By 1899 five million gallons of ice cream were being produced, and that grew into 30 million gallons in 1909. In 1919 more than 150 million gallons was being produced. But that's nothing compared to the estimated 900 million gallons that is produced today, which doesn't even include frozen treats like yogurt, sherbet, and other frosty delectables.
|Ice cream was being enjoyed in Europe and in the Far East thousand of years before the United States even existed. About what year was ice cream historically documented as being enjoyed in America?||Assorted Ice Cream Facts
1700. The first official account of ice cream comes from a letter written in 1700 by a guest of William Bladen, Maryland's governor at that time. In 1777 the first ad for ice cream appeared in the New York "Gazette". And records show that President George Washington spent about $200 for ice cream during the summer of 1790.