Here are 30 Interesting Facts About Ice-Cream.

1-5 Interesting Facts About Ice Cream

Ben Cohen-Interesting Facts About Ice-Cream

1. Ben Cohen, the co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, can’t smell and has near-loss of taste. The reason their ice cream is characteristically chunky because in order to compensate for his lack of taste, he would add big pieces of fruit to the ice cream to satisfy his need for texture in food. – Source

2. Ice cream cones were popularized in America during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a nearby waffle vendor to roll up his waffles to hold the ice cream. – Source

3. Rival ice cream truck drivers in Glasgow in the 80s sold drugs from their trucks, shot at each other, and committed arson in the Glasgow Ice Cream Wars – Source

4. Rupert Grint’s first ambition was to be an “Ice Cream Man” and he bought an ice cream truck with the money he earned from Harry Potter movies. – Source

5. All Ben & Jerry’s Employees get to take home 3 free pints of ice cream every single day! – Source

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ice cream sundae-Interesting Facts About Ice-Cream

6. Under the American Blue Laws of the time, ice cream sodas weren’t allowed to be sold on Sundays. To circumvent this rule, they invented the ice cream sundae. – Source

7. John Harrison, the official taste-tester for Dreyer’s Ice Cream, has his tongue insured for $1 million. – Source

8. Ice cream testers use gold spoons to be able to taste the product 100% without a slight percentage of ‘after-taste’ from typical spoons. – Source

9. The name “Häagen-Dazs” is completely meaningless. The Jewish creator of the ice cream wanted a “Danish sounding” name to honor the Danish treatment of Jews during WWII and started saying gibberish names until he found one that he liked. – Source

10. Clint Eastwood ran for mayor in the city of Carmel in California, campaigning against an ordinance banning the sale of ice cream and he actually won. – Source

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Borat-Interesting Facts About Ice-Cream

11. The FBI assigned a surveillance team to Sacha Baron Cohen while the filming of Borat due to reports of a “Middle eastern man traveling in an ice cream truck.” – Source

12. In 1940, scientists concluded that consumption of ice cream was the leading cause of the polio epidemic, solely based on the stats that there were more cases of polio in the summer, which was also when children ate most ice cream. – Source

13. The world’s first batch of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream was made by Ben & Jerry’s, inspired by an anonymous note left on their flavor suggestion board. – Source

14. Ben and Jerry’s has a real physical graveyard in Vermont for retired ice cream flavours – Source

15. Despite its reputation as a cosmonaut staple, freeze-dried ice cream only made one mission to space. In 1968, it provided instant sugar rushes to the astronauts of Apollo 7. – Source

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Star Spangled Ice Cream-Interesting Facts About Ice-Cream

16. Star Spangled Ice Cream” was created as a politically conservative alternative to Ben & Jerry’s, which was seen as too liberal – Source

17. Cold Stone’s “No Drip” ice cream doesn’t melt because it contains Instant Pudding Mix. – Source

18. During a riot in Northern Ireland in 2010, a police officer diffused the situation by playing ice cream van music. – Source

19. Ben and Jerry’s sell a sundae named ‘The Vermonster’. It contains 20 scoops of ice cream, 4 ladles of hot fudge and 500 grams of fat. It is 14,000 calories. – Source

20. In 2008, PETA requested that Ben & Jerry’s use human breast milk instead of cow’s milk for their ice cream – Source

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Howard Hughes-Interesting Facts About Ice-Cream

21. Howard Hughes, the millionaire, was fond of Baskin-Robbins’ Banana Ripple ice cream. His ‘helpers’ had to order 200 gallons from the factory before it was discontinued. A few days later Hughes announced that he didn’t like it anymore. – Source

22. Nicolas Cage once woke up to a naked man in his bedroom eating a Fudgesicle frozen ice cream snack. After this incident, he could no longer live in his house and moved to the Bahamas. – Source

23. For TV commercials, “Ice cream sundaes are often constructed of scoops of lard or mashed potato covered in motor oil.”- Source

24. In Canada, more ice cream is sold in the winter months than in the summer. – Source

25. February 4th is the National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. – Source

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Raw Horse Flesh-Interesting Facts About Ice-Cream

26. “Raw Horse Flesh” is an ice cream flavor that is sold in Japan. – Source

27. The US Navy commissioned the world’s first floating ice cream parlor in 1945, capable of making 1500 gallons an hour. – Source

28. Eskimo Ice Cream (Akutaq) is made by using a concoction of reindeer fat, seal oil, freshly fallen snow or water, fresh berries and sometimes ground fish. Air is whipped by hand until it cools into foam. Akutaq can also be made with moose, or polar bear meat or fat. – Source

29. Hawaiian Punch was originally an ice cream topping – Source

30. During WWII, the Allies built a pipeline (Operation Pluto) under the English channel to supply the advancing armies with fuel. They disguised the pumping stations as ice cream shops. – Source

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