ICE CREAM FACTS

  • The history of ice cream can be traced back to the 4th century BC in Roman times where ice and from the mountains was combined with fruit toppings.
  • In the 13th century the Chinese developed a method of mixing ice flavours including milk and brought the concepts to Europe.
  • Overtime recipes for ice, sherbets and milk ice evolved.
  • In 1851 the Baltimore company was the first to produce and market wholesale ice cream which in turn became a profitable treat and an icon of American culture.
  • During the 20th Century many brands of ice cream appears on large scales within supermarket and branded franchised parlours across the world.
  • Now many people enjoy making their own ice cream at home and devices to make ice cream are sold in retail outlets throughout the world.

Ice Cream Facts

  • Australians are amongst the largest consumers of ice cream in the world on a per capita basis – probably due to our warm climate and plentiful supply of milk available.
  • Ice cream is made from milk, cream, milk solids, sugars and flavourings which are all blended together and go through a high pressure mixing process followed by a heating process with a rapid cooling process where the mixture is frozen and beaten and then packaged.
  • During the manufacturing process ice cream mixture needs to be frozen at about -25degrees C to allow the ice cream to harden while the best temperature to serve ice cream is believed to be 8 degrees F.
  • Ice cream dosn’t freeze solid because of its composition of sugar, fat blobules, ice crystals, and air.
  • To reduce ice cream freeze headaches or sensations try to limit the amount of cold ice cream that touches the roof of your mouth where the nerve centres are located.
  • The most popular topping for ice cream is chocolate syrup

Ice Cream Jokes

Q.How do astronauts eat their ice creams?

A. IN FLOATS

Q: What do you get from an Alaskan cow ?

A: ICE CREAM

Q.Knock! Knock! Who's there? Ice cream! Ice cream who?

A: ICE CREAM IF YOU THROW ME IN COLD WATER!!

Q.Knock! Knock! Who's there? Ice cream soda! Ice cream soda who?

A: ICE CREAM SODA PEOPLE CAN HEAR ME…