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1 What flavor of ice cream is considered to be a cross between Fruit Loops and Fruity Pebbles and also shares its name with a lunar event?
Answer: Blue Moon

At one time, Blue Moon ice cream could only be found in areas of Michigan and Wisconsin, but can now be found in other areas on the East and West Coast. The flavor of Blue Moon ice cream is described as being a cross between Fruit Loops and Fruity Pebbles cereal.
  From Quiz: Name The Flavor
2 According to a 2013 survey by Unilever, which country, the origin of the flavour "hokey pokey", was the world's largest per capita consumer of ice cream?
Answer: New Zealand

New Zealanders consumed an impressive 28 litres per person per year according to this industry source, significantly ahead of the next biggest consumers USA (21 litres) and Australia (18). New Zealand is famous for inventing the "hokey pokey" ice cream flavour, which consists of vanilla ice cream embedded with honeycomb or toffee.
    Your options: [ New Zealand ] [ USA ] [ Australia ] [ China ]
  From Quiz: Ice cream around the world
3 In 2011, there was a limited edition flavor called Schweddy Balls based on a popular "Saturday Night Live" sketch. What was used to flavor the ice cream and fudge covered balls?
Answer: Rum

The flavor included fudge covered rum balls and malted milk balls. The idea came from "The Delicious Dish", which parodied the usually dry NPR segments with double entendres. The guest of the episode was frequent host Alec Baldwin.
  From Quiz: Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
4 Tiramisu ice cream would be which predominant flavour?
Answer: coffee

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made with coffee and mascarpone cheese among other ingredients, with a dusting of cocoa powder. Like many other desserts it has been adapted into an ice cream variant. Other well-known examples of such adaptations to recipes for ice cream are chocolate brownie, cheesecake and lemon meringue ice creams; meringue goes well in ice cream as it keeps its consistency and freezes well. There are so many ice cream flavours available today we sometimes seem to be spoilt for choice!
    Your options: [ vanilla ] [ lemon ] [ strawberry ] [ coffee ]
  From Quiz: One Scoop or Two?
5 This British ice cream comes flavoured with a food we traditionally associate with breakfast. Can you name this flavour?
Answer: Bacon and eggs

This is also known as just plain bacon ice cream, and it sounds a little unappealing. Surely the idea of ice cream is something cold, creamy and sweet? So with this one we either have cold and salty ice cream OR bacon and eggs that are stone cold. Either way, my taste buds remain untempted. This flavour, which started out as a joke in the old British comedy series "The Two Ronnies" (1971-1987), was eventually created for real by British chef, Heston Blumenthal, on April Fools Day for his restaurant. He made a type of custard in the same way as scrambled eggs, added bacon bits and then froze it. The peculiar thing about this is that people liked the new flavour and it now appears as a regular dessert in other restaurants as well.
  From Quiz: Ten Unusual Ice Creams
6 Generally speaking, it was found, over time, that ice-cream had to be stirred slowly several times as it was freezing. Why was this done?
Answer: To prevent ice crystals being formed

Large crystals can be formed in ice-cream during the freezing process even today unless it is thoroughly stirred a couple of times during setting. This also allows air to circulate through the product. This discovery was more a case of trial and error over ice cream's early beginnings rather than any instantly gleaned knowledge. Factory made ice cream today is constantly stirred while freezing. In the case of home made ice cream, as in the early days, it is still advisable, but not to the degree as that used in factory manufactured products, to periodically maintain stirring as it freezes. This most delightful of treats should be taken out once, but preferably twice, during the setting process, and given a hearty whipping with the eggbeater. You haven't lived unless you've tasted home made ice cream made with all natural products. Oh, yum.
  From Quiz: We All Scream For Ice-Cream
7 Fruity raspberry sauce or coulis is a wonderful addition poured over rich creamy vanilla ice cream. Each raspberry contains a dense cluster of tiny globules on the outside of the fruit, but what are the globules called?
Answer: Drupelets

Each raspberry contains on average 80-100 drupelets. When the fruit is partially ripe, you will see that some drupelets are paler than others. Make sure the fruit is uniformly ripe and fit to burst before popping it into your mouth to get the full flavour as each drupelet explodes onto the palate.
  From Quiz: Dressed to Chill
8 In which American State was Ben & Jerry's founded?
Answer: Vermont

Ben & Jerry's was founded in Burlington, Vermont in 1978 where they opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station.
    Your options: [ Vermont ] [ New York ] [ Massachusetts ] [ Maryland ]
  From Quiz: The Day the Ice Cream Froze to Death
9 It's plain to see that this is the most popular ice cream flavor. What is it?
Answer: Vanilla

Vanilla, a flavoring from the seed pods of vanilla orchids, is the second most expensive spice. (Saffron is the most expensive.)
  From Quiz: Sundae, Bloody Sundae
10 Which Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavour was named after a guitarist from the Grateful Dead? It is made with cherry ice cream, with cherries and fudge flakes.
Answer: Cherry Garcia

Named after Jerry Garcia, the lead guitarist in the Grateful Dead, this flavour is the best selling Ben and Jerry's flavour of all time!
    Your options: [ Berried Treasure ] [ Cherry Garcia ] [ Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream ] [ Phish Food ]
  From Quiz: Brain Freeze, flavored by Ben & Jerry's
11 One of Ben & Jerry's most popular flavors, "Cherry Garcia", was named after a member of what band?
Answer: Grateful Dead

The flavor contained "cherry ice cream with cherries and fudge flakes". Jerry Garcia, who the flavor was named after, was the lead guitarist of Grateful Dead. He died on August 9th, 1995 from a heart attack.
  From Quiz: Famous Ben & Jerry's Flavors
12 Which historical figure is credited with bringing back from the Far East to Italy a recipe for a frozen dessert?
Answer: Marco Polo

Marco Polo was a traveler and explorer, among his other exploits Among some of the treasures he brought back from his journey to the Far East was a recipe for a frozen dessert that closely resembled what we refer to as sherbet.
    Your options: [ Nero Claudius Caesar ] [ Alexander the Great ] [ King Solomon ] [ Marco Polo ]
  From Quiz: Assorted Ice Cream Facts
13 In the world of ice cream cones, what is a "jacket"?
Answer: 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.
  From Quiz: Working in Ice Cream in the USA
14 Which flavor of ice cream and frozen novelty is America's #1 choice according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)?
Answer: Vanilla

IDFA cites the Top 5 flavors bought in supermarkets in 2004 as Vanilla, Chocolate, Nut/Caramel, Neapolitan, and Strawberry.
    Your options: [ Chocolate ] [ Vanilla ] [ Strawberry ] [ Coffee ]
  From Quiz: Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
15 A soft fudge core surrounded by chocolate and vanilla ice cream with white and dark fudge chips.
Answer: Fudge Central

This was a new flavor introduced in 2002.
    Your options: [ Fudge Central ] [ Fudge Me Up ] [ Fudge Explosion ] [ New York Fudge ]
  From Quiz: Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
16 What is a twist of "Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch" & "NY Super Fudge Chunk" called?
Answer: "Everything but the.."

This yummy treat consists of chocolate & vanilla ice cream with Heath bar chunks, white chocolate chunks, peanut butter cups & chocolate covered almonds.
  From Quiz: "Ben & Jerry's 2-Twisted" Flavors
17 For the shark who can't spell.
Answer: phish food

Not my favourite - the marshmallows go gooey.
  From Quiz: Cryptic Ben & Jerry's
18 Which ice cream flavor has brown sugar ice cream with cinnamon streusel, apples & caramel swirl?
Answer: "Apple Crumble"

Fun Fact: B&J's opened it's first scoop shop in 1978. It was in a renovated gas station, in Burlington, VT.
    Your options: [ "Apple Crumble" ] [ "Apple Crunch Cake" ] [ "Apple Pie Ala Mode" ] [ "Great American Apple Pie" ]
  From Quiz: "Ben & Jerry's" Flavors
19 An ice cream company which offers the Grateful Dead flavor:
Answer: Ben and Jerry's
    Your options: [ Ben and Jerry's ] [ Blue Bunny ] [ Art and Simon ] [ Gandy's and Dryers ]
  From Quiz: Ice Cream
20 Known as harlequin ice cream, what flavor of ice cream came from Naples to the United States in 1870?
Answer: Neapolitan

Neapolitan ice cream was created in Naples, Italy during the 19th century. It is a combination of three flavors of ice cream. In Italy, Neapolitan ice cream is pistachio, cherry, and vanilla to match Italy's flag. In the United States, the flavors are chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
  From Quiz: Name The Flavor
21 A Ben & Jerry's flavor that sounded quite appealing, "vanilla ice cream with strawberries and fudge covered shortbread", was determined to have "a bit too much English put into the serve". Can you guess it?
Answer: Cool Britannia

Ben & Jerry's has long relied on puns to name their ice creams but they do have a (very) few flavors that don't need to be explained: vanilla, peanut butter cup and strawberry, for example. In 1994 Ben & Jerry's decided to take their ice cream to Great Britain. Cool Britannia was introduced in 1995 but alas! in 1998 the company decided it wasn't cool enough and retired it.

In its first year, Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont was a big hit with both the local college students and Burlington residents. Ben and Jerry reasoned that if an ice cream shop could survive a Vermont winter it just might be a success so they had a "Free Cone Day" on their first anniversary, giving a free ice cream cone to all comers, a tradition that continues to this day.
  From Quiz: Peace, Love and Ice Cream
22 Which African dairy company has grown from a small milk supplier in the early 1960s to one of Africa's largest and most successful ice cream producers?
Answer: Fan Milk

The primary selling technique in West Africa is street vendors, who employ tens of thousands of sellers on bikes and in carts. While it was originally based in Ghana, Fan Milk has spread to several other countries in West Africa, including Nigeria and Togo.
    Your options: [ Fan Milk ] [ Ice Fan ] [ Milk Fan ] [ Fan Ice ]
  From Quiz: Ice cream around the world
23 What time span was Vermonty Python available?
Answer: 2006-2008

Vermonty Python, named after the popular British comedy show, was coffee liquor ice cream, chocolate cookie crumb swirl, and fudge cows. The website calls it one of their most missed flavors.
  From Quiz: Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
24 Which delicious ice cream dish includes a bar of ice cream between two biscuits which are usually soft?
Answer: ice cream sandwich

Ice cream sandwich is a delicious snack. The layer or bar of ice cream can also be placed between cookies or slices of cake. Ice cream sandwiches are usually made with vanilla ice cream. Other flavours such as strawberry and chocolate are sometimes used.
    Your options: [ booza ] [ ice cream cake ] [ ice cream sandwich ] [ ice cream sundae ]
  From Quiz: To Ice Cream Enthusiasts, With Love
25 Don't break a leg thinking about this ice cream. Which one is it?
Answer: Bone Marrow with Bourbon Smoked Cherries

This ghastly sounding ice cream is an invention of the Salt and Straw ice cream company from Oregon in the United States, which opened up in 2011. All their ice creams are made by hand, and many of them have rather peculiar names to say the least. They include such treats as Strawberry balsamic and black pepper, Pear and blue cheese, and Freckled woodblock chocolate. One wouldn't know whether to sneeze, shudder, or check for splinters.
    Your options: [ Tonsils with Bourbon Smoked Cherries ] [ Liver with Bourbon Smoked Cherries ] [ Appendix with Bourbon Smoked Cherries ] [ Bone Marrow with Bourbon Smoked Cherries ]
  From Quiz: Ten Unusual Ice Creams
26 Onto more specific history now, in which ancient empire, with rulers such as Cyrus the Great, was a form of ice cream first manufactured?
Answer: Persian

The Persian Empire was more a series of individual and distinctly different empires, rather than one long dynasty that ruled continually for very many centuries. It commenced in 550 BCE, with the establishment of the Achaemenid Empire. Continuing from that time, in one form or another, and with many large hiccups along the way, it lasted until 1979 when the last dynasty, the Pahlavi regime, fell under the onslaught of the Islamic revolution led by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Onto more pleasant subjects however. A form of early ice cream was known to be eaten by those ancient Persians from all that time ago. This was created by pouring concentrated fruit juice of various kinds over bowls filled with snow. Snow for this purpose was collected from the mountains and stored in underground chambers where it remained solid even in the hottest months.
    Your options: [ Berber ] [ Axminster ] [ Armenian ] [ Persian ]
  From Quiz: We All Scream For Ice-Cream
27 What are the names of the two founders of Ben & Jerry's?
Answer: Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were born only four days apart: Ben on March 18th 1951 and Jerry on March 14th 1951.
  From Quiz: The Day the Ice Cream Froze to Death
28 "Wet walnuts" are an ice cream topping that contains walnuts, but what other ingredients make the walnuts wet?
Answer: Maple syrup

Sometimes corn syrup is used in addition to or in place of the maple syrup.
  From Quiz: Sundae, Bloody Sundae
29 Famous comedian and journalist Stephen Colbert had a flavor named after him, what was this flavor called?
Answer: "Americone Dream"

Stephen Colbert announced his flavor on his show "The Colbert Report". Colbert was excited about his flavor and said "I'm not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda. What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case." The flavor contained "vanilla ice cream with fudge covered waffle cone pieces and a caramel swirl".
  From Quiz: Famous Ben & Jerry's Flavors
30 Ice cream was made available to the general public for the first time in what country?
Answer: France

The country that gave us bon-bons, the crepe suzette, the Eiffel Tower, among other notable enjoyments, had the distinction of being the first country to serve ice cream to the general public at the Cafe Procope, in 1670.
  From Quiz: Assorted Ice Cream Facts
31 Which American ice cream company boasts the slogan, "Ice Cream of the Future"?
Answer: 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.
    Your options: [ Baskin-Robbins ] [ Dippin' Dots ] [ Carvel ] [ I Can't Believe It's Not Yogurt! ]
  From Quiz: Ice Cream/Frozen Novelties
32 Caramel and coffee ice cream with marshmallow and caramel swirls and coffee-flavored fudge chips.
Answer: One Sweet Whirled

This flavour was created in honor of Dave Matthews.
    Your options: [ One Sweet Whirled ] [ Karamel Sutra ] [ From Russia with Buzz ] [ Caffeine Goo ]
  From Quiz: Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
33 What is a mixture of "White Russian" & "Coffee, Coffee, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz" called?
Answer: "From Russia With Buzz"

This yummy flavor consists of coffee ice cream with coffee liqueur & dark coffee ice cream with espresso fudge chips.
  From Quiz: "Ben & Jerry's 2-Twisted" Flavors
34 Davy Jones has put on weight.
Answer: chunky monkey

Can anyone let me know whether, at the recent Monkees reunion concerts, they sang the line "We're the Young Generation"? If so, did they look the audience in the eye?
  From Quiz: Cryptic Ben & Jerry's
35 Which ice cream flavor has cherry ice cream with cherries & fudge flakes?
Answer: "Cherry Garcia"

They named this yummy flavor after the late Jerry Garcia of "The Grateful Dead".
    Your options: [ "Cherry Garcia" ] [ "Cherry-o's" ] [ "Hi-Ho Cherry-O" ] [ "Who Chopped Down A Cherry Tree?" ]
  From Quiz: "Ben & Jerry's" Flavors
36 The flavor of ice cream that sounds like an unpaved street.
Answer: Rocky Road
    Your options: [ Rocky Road ] [ Cookies and Cream ] [ Chunky Monkey ] [ Tin Roof ]
  From Quiz: Ice Cream
37 What flavor of ice cream has a key ingredient found on many breakfast plates?
Answer: Bacon

Bacon ice cream is made by mixing bacon bits with custard and freezing it. The ice cream flavor started out as a gag for April Fool's Day. The bacon bits are candied in syrup before added to the custard.
  From Quiz: Name The Flavor
38 This staff of life ice cream would surely please any baker. Can you select the correct name?
Answer: Brown bread ice cream

Bread of course is a food known as the staff of life. Brown bread ice cream is a popular dish in New England and Canada. It is apparently also known as Grape-nut bread, but the connection between the two seems to be a little vague. It's been around for a long time though, having been created in Nova Scotia way back in 1919. The story behind its creation is that a chef there ran out of fresh fruit when she was making ice cream for the restaurant at which she worked, and so threw in some cereal instead. The flavour proved to be so popular that it was soon being mass-produced and sold throughout the entire area.
  From Quiz: Ten Unusual Ice Creams
39 Other early civilisations also adopted the snow and fruit juice combination for ice cream. Which early people, who were widespread over the Middle East and northern Africa, first began using sugar and milk instead to make this product?
Answer: Arabs

As the fruit juice and snow combination for early ice cream spread westward towards Europe, and time marched on, the practice was eagerly taken up by the wide-ranging peoples of the Roman Empire (approximately 500 BC until 500 AD) as well. It would be the Arabs, however, who came up with idea of freezing a combination of sugar and milk that moved us one step closer to the ice cream our taste buds would easily recognise today. To this they added various other favours as well, including currants, sultanas, other fruits, nuts and a product known as rose water, made from the distillation of rose petals.
    Your options: [ French ] [ Spanish ] [ Germans ] [ Arabs ]
  From Quiz: We All Scream For Ice-Cream
40 Coconut is the perfect accompaniment to ice cream, whether it is desiccated, shredded or roasted. Around 20 billion coconuts are grown each year but which countries are the top producers?
Answer: Philippines and Indonesia

The Philippines produce approximately 19,500,000 tonnes of coconut each year, followed by Indonesia with 18,500,000 then India with 11,000,000 tonnes. Other countries which produce these succulently fleshy fruit include Australia, Vietnam and all along the Persian Gulf. The coconut is not technically a nut but a fruit. Cocoanut is an old Spanish and Portuguese word for cocos, which roughly translates as "grinning face" because of the three holes in the shell resembling a face.
    Your options: [ Brazil and Argentina ] [ The Bahamas and Barbados ] [ Mexico and the United States ] [ Philippines and Indonesia ]
  From Quiz: Dressed to Chill
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