Think of summer, one of the first things that crosses mind was the way our family used to eat ice cream on the weekends. Truth be told, I don't even mind it during the winter either! Something
about this delicious dessert always makes us feel better, and it's a
well known "cure" for a hard day. It was really surprising for me to
find out just how many facts about this simple delight are attributed
chance. I'm sure you too will be amazed to find out all of these incredible info about ice cream like how the first ice-cream was made, the costliest and the biggest
idea for chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream came from an anonymous
suggestion on a board in a Burlington shop of Ben & Jerry’s. The
flavor went into production in 1991 and became a huge success.
sundae was invented by soda shops in the late 1890s and there is much
debate about the true origin and meaning of the name. It might come from
a belief that a special treat such as sundae is usually eaten on
special day, such as Sunday. Another possible origin is the German word
, alluding to the calorie rich nature of a sundae.
you see pictures of ice cream on advertisements or on display cabinets
it's most likely mashed potatoes. Food photographers often use this as a
stand-in for actual ice cream since it looks the same, but is much
easier to shape.
first known ice cream recipe was found in the recipe book of Lady Anne
Fanshawe. It is dated at 1665 and shows it was flavored with orange
flower water, mace and other bizarre additions.
first versions of Neapolitan ice cream were made of green pistachio,
white vanilla, and red cherry ice cream, the same colors as the Italian
flag. Today the flavors have changed to vanilla, chocolate, and
strawberry, because those are the three most popular flavors in the
"brain freeze", or a “ice cream headache” happens when the nerve
endings on the roof of your mouth touch anything too cold. When that
happens they send a message to your brain signaling a loss of body heat.
The blood vessels in your brain contract in response to that and when
they return to their normal size, the blood rushes back to your head.
Knowing this won't make your head hurt any less, but at least now you
know why it hurts...
the most popular ice cream flavors of the colonial era in the United
States were oyster, parmesan, and asparagus. Luckily they have been
replaced by vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.
Chocolate ice cream is much older than vanilla, the first documented recipe for it appeared in the book
The Modern Steward
published in Italy during 1692. Not only was vanilla much later
invented, but it was also much less popular since vanilla was very
ice cream taste-testers (yes It's a real job) use special gold spoons
to test each new dish. Gold dishes leave virtually no trace of flavor
which allow the tester to taste the product with no trace from what was
last on the spoon.
wondered why Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors are so full of chunky
mix-ins and extra everything? Well it turns out that co-founder Ben
Cohen has no sense of scent. He therefore gets a lot of his pleasure in
ice cream from its texture. After some early tasting sessions Ben &
Jerry’s decided this wasn't a bad idea at all, and we should all be
thankful about that!
is the biggest ice cream dish in the UK, it takes two hours to make and
it includes 99 scoops of ice cream. This sugar monster weighs around 9lb
(4kg) and contains more than 21,000 calories.
waffle cone was created by simple chance when Abe Doumar, a traveling
salesman, was working at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. He saw that
an ice cream vendor ran out of paper dishes and encouraged him to start
serving on rolled waffles made by another nearby vendor.
most important ingredients in ice cream are milk, sugar and... Air.
Without air mixed in, ice cream would be as hard as a rock and not much
different then flavored ice.
Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae is the most expansive dessert
in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. It's made using a
blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the world's most expensive, 5 g
(0.17 oz) of edible 23-karat gold, and a gold spoon decorated with white
and chocolate-colored diamonds, which you can take home with you. The
price for all of this goodness? 25,000$ US.