Maybe you do, but there isn't one person I know who doesn't love ice cream

Getty Images / David Paul Morris
Getty Images / David Paul Morris

Yes, today is  National Ice Cream Day, and perhaps you've guessed, July is National Ice Cream Month.

Since so many of us ingest this beloved frozen concoction, I've dug up some ice cream fun facts.

* President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day in 1984.

* First Lady, Dolly Madison was the first to serve ice cream in The White House.  It was served during the inaugural ball in 1813.

* The first ice cream cone was introduced at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

* The U.S. manufactures the most ice cream in the world.

* Over 10 percent of all the milk produced in the U.S. is used for ice cream.

* Americans consume about 20 quarts a year.

* Almost 97 percent of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.

* On average, it takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop cone.

* One out of five people share ice cream with their pets.  Did you ever see a dog lick ice cream?  Pure joy.


There are conflicting surveys on the most popular ice cream flavor.

Several years ago Zagat reported the most popular ice cream flavor in America was cookies and cream.  More recent surveys find that the old standbys are the favorites.  The best selling flavor is vanilla at 33 percent.  Coming in at second place is chocolate at 19 percent.

What's your favorite flavor?

Grab a cone or have a couple of scoops and enjoy!





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