Frozen Fantasies: 30 Amazing Facts About Ice Creams

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1Ice cream sundae

Ice cream sundae

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.

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

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

4. 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 World War 2 and started saying gibberish names until he found one that he liked.

5. 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.

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6Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen

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."

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Ben and Jerry's has a real physical graveyard in Vermont for retired ice cream flavors.

10. Star Spangled Ice Cream was created as a politically conservative alternative to Ben & Jerry's, which was seen as too liberal.

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11Cold Stone

Cold Stone

Cold Stone's "No Drip" ice cream doesn't melt because it contains Instant Pudding Mix.

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

13. 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.

14. In 2008, PETA requested that Ben & Jerry's use human breast milk instead of cow's milk for their ice cream.

15. Millionaire Howard Hughes 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.

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16Ice cream sundaes

Ice cream sundaes

For TV commercials, ice cream sundaes are often constructed out of scoops of lard or mashed potatoes that are covered in motor oil.

17. In Canada, more ice cream is sold in the winter months than in the summer.

18. February 4th is the National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day in USA.

19. Raw Horse Flesh is an ice cream flavor that is sold in Japan.

20. The US Navy commissioned the world's first floating ice cream parlor in 1945, capable of making 1500 gallons of ice-cream an hour.

21Eskimo Ice Cream

Eskimo Ice Cream

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

22. Hawaiian Punch was originally an ice cream topping.

23. You can make banana ice cream with just one ingredient i.e., Banana.

24. A Spanish scientist has created an ice cream that changes color as you eat it and intends to name it Xamaleón (similar to chameleon).

25. Neapolitan Ice cream was originally made to resemble the Italian Flag (green (pistachio or almond), white (vanilla), and red (cherry)).

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