By Terry Orr
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! What better day to shout this mantra than today—it’s National Ice Cream Day!
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."
Fun Facts about Ice Cream:
- It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream. Wonder how they fit it all in one carton?
- The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country. Maybe we should make ice cream the fifth food group!
- It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone. Challenge your family to a Lick-a-Thon, and see who finishes first!
- An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
- California produces the most ice cream in the U.S.
- The U.S. produces the most ice cream in the world.
- Biggest ice cream sundae – 12 feet tall made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream – California, USA 1985.
I try to celebrate eating ice cream a few times each week and enjoy a wide variety of flavors!
|Grab yourself and spoon and enjoy...|