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Old fashioned ice cream parlor

Here's a few fun facts about ice cream to share with your friends and family as you dig into your favorite bowl of that delicious frozen concoction.

* Before dairy based ice creams were introduced in 10th century, this summer treat was actually made from ice.

* Industrial production of ice cream began in 1851 in Boston, United States.

* American made Ice cream was supplied to military troops during World War II. This was when the entire world accepted ice cream as a perfect summer-time treat.

* The largest worldwide consumption of ice cream is in the United States. An average person consumes 48 pints of ice cream per year.

* 90% of American households eat ice cream.

* Biggest ice cream sundae was created in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1988. It weighed 24 tons.

* The recipe for Ice cream came to North America 250 years after it was discovered by Christopher Columbus.

* The most popular flavor of ice cream is vanilla. Then chocolate, strawberry, cookies & cream.

* Ice cream cones were invented during the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, when large demand forced an ice cream vendor to find help from a nearby waffle vendor. Together they made history.

* One of the most unusual ice cream flavors is hot dog flavored ice cream that was created in Arizona.

* Over her entire lifetime, one dairy cow can produce enough milk for 9,000 gallons of ice cream

* Most profitable day for ice cream sellers is usually Sunday.

* Continental Europe was introduced to ice cream in the late 13th century when Marco Polo returned to Italy from China.

* Largest ice cream cake weighed 12,096 pounds.

* The United States produces the most ice cream in the world.

* Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) loved to eat snow flavored with nectar and honey.

* Hawaii is home to an “ice cream bean” fruit that tastes like vanilla ice cream.

* In the United States, July is deemed to be "National Ice Cream Month".

* Market analysts confirmed that ice cream sales increase during times of recession or wars.

* The Most favorite ice cream topping is chocolate syrup

Visit your local Ice Cream Parlor for a smooth & creamy treat today.

Gil's Ice Cream Supplies

320 W Oak Lane Glenolden PA 19036


Over 40 Years of Personal Service & Product Expertise Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Gelato & Frozen Dessert Supplies, Paper & Plastic Products for serving, packaging & manufacturing, Candy, Gum, Mints & Snacks, Concession Supplies for Popcorn, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy & more.

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