CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

July 10, 2014

11 Facts About Ice Cream Month (July)


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

11 FACTS ABOUT ICE CREAM MONTH (July)

Ice cream stand in Gouverneur, New York

Ice cream stand in Gouverneur, New York

 I scream

You scream

We all scream

For ice cream.

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 In 1984 that President Ronald Reagan established the 3rd Sunday in July (July 20,  2014) as National Ice Cream Day , and proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. Note that December is Ice Cream Day.

I invite you to toss aside your diet for at least one day this July and indulge in a serving of your favorite ice cream. I also invite you to discover how many answers you know to the following quiz on ice cream.

Before starting the quiz ponder on your favorite ice cream flavor? Let me know in the comment box after this article.

By the way, I think my is ginger ice cream, something I didn’t expect to like until I tried it.

140711 IMG_2690EQUESTIONS 

  1. Which US state once had a law that banned serving ice cream on cherry pie?
  2. Where and when was Ice cream was made available to the general public for the first time?
  3. How many gallons of ice cream were on the Titanic?
  4. Which U.S. president jotted down an ice cream recipe?
  5. What United States president doesn’t like ice cream?
  6. What dictator banned the sale of ice cream throughout his country and called the Italians “a mediocre race of good-for-nothings only capable of singing and eating ice cream”?
  7. Name the rock band and the rock star, each of whom had an ice cream flavor named after it?
  8. Why is it impossible for ice cream on that crosses the Rocky Mountains on a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream truck to taste the same after the trek as it does when it started the trek?
  9. When and in what publication did the first advertisement for ice cream appear?
  10. When and how was ice cream historically documented as being enjoyed in America?

BONUS QUESTION

How did the ice cream sundae get its name? Where was the biggest ice cream sundae ever made? How much ice cream did it contain?

Learn the answers by clicking on MORE:

140711 IMG_2689EANSWERS

  1. Kansas*
  2. In France at a cafe in 1670.^^
  3. 1,750 quarts^^^
  4. Thomas Jefferson. He wrote down a vanilla ice cream recipe for his cook.*
  5. Barack Obama:  became President of the United States on November 4, 2008.  He does not like ice cream as a result of working at an ice cream shop as a teenager.****
  6. Mussolini did, in spite of the fact that Italy is the birthplace of ice cream. He thought the confection was “too American.”*
  7. The Beatles—Baskin Robbins made Beatle Nut ice cream for the band’s first visit to America, and Jerry Garcia—Ben and Jerry’s flavor was named Cherry Garcia.*
  8. The altitude change between the beginning and the end of the trek damages the microstructure of the colloid, and only half a gallon of ice cream arrives in each gallon container after the trek. However, some pressurized trucks can accomplish the feat.**
  9. In the New York Gazette in 1777. ^^
  10. In a 1700 letter written by a guest of Maryland’s governor, William Bladen.^^

BONUS QUESTION ANSWER

The ice cream “sundae” was named in Evanston. The religious conservatives there claimed ice cream sodas were sinful ingested on Sundays. The good town fathers yielding to this churchly influence and passed an ordinance prohibiting selling ice cream sodas on Sunday. Ingenious confectioners and drug store operators obeying the law, served ice cream with the syrup of your choice without the soda. Objections then was made to christening a dish after the Sabbath. So the spelling of “sunday” was changed. It became an established dish and an established word and finally the “sundae”.***** The biggest ice cream sundae ever made was on July 24, 1988. It contained 20.27 tons of ice cream, 4.39 tons of syrup and 5.22 pounds of topping!^^

My husband Monte indulges in a chocolate/peanut butter ice cream cone

My husband Monte indulges in a chocolate/peanut butter ice cream cone

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Recipe for Moonshine Cake  (add ice cream)

My Husband’s Famous Pumpkin Pie   (add ice cream)

Popovers Made With a Blender

SOURCES

*   http://www.the-ice-cream-maker.com/ice-cream-trivia.html

**   http://www.phrasebase.com/archive/all-countries/264-lesser-known-facts.html

***   http://holidayinsights.com/other/icecreamday.htm

****   http://www.littleknownfactsshow.com/presidents.html

*****   http://www.50states.com/facts/illinois.htm#.U7N3CvldWSo

^^   http://twinkletwinklelikeastar.blogspot.com/2012/05/ice-cream-facts-trivia.html

^^^   http://www.titanicstory.com/interest.htm

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3 Comments »

  1. I like most ice cream flavors…chocolate and butter pecan is my favorites. I like vanilla ice cream floats.
    The quiz is an interesting update on ice cream. 🙂

    Comment by merry101 — July 10, 2014 @ 6:26 am | Reply

  2. I like (just about) anything that is chocolate-based without peanut butter. Recent favorites include “Turtle” – chocolate with caramel swirl and pecans – and Chocolate with mint-flavor Oreo pieces. My sister is here and her all-time favorite is Baskin-Robins German Chocolate Cake ice cream. Unfortunately, I don’t think they make it anymore.

    Love your new ice cream photos. You must have had very cooperative ice cream eaters as subjects.

    Comment by anoldmaid — July 13, 2014 @ 11:09 pm | Reply

    • Not necessarily cooperative. Just caught with my camera. But agreeable to letting me post the photographic results.
      Carolyn

      Comment by carolyncholland — July 14, 2014 @ 10:31 pm | Reply


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