National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Friday, January 15, 2016

Today is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day! The ice cream we know and love today evolved from ancient flavored ices. As early as 3000 BC, people in China served their guests sweet juices mixed with ice or snow.

While fruity ice cream flavors are still popular today, vanilla and chocolate are the clear favorites. According to a survey conducted by the International Ice Cream Association, strawberry is the third most popular ice cream flavor, favored by 5.3% of the population.

Dolley Madison served strawberry ice cream at President Madison’s second Inaugural Ball in 1813.

Five fun ice cream facts:

Strawberry is the third most popular flavor of ice cream.

Neopolitan ice cream is made with strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream..

8 degrees F is said to be the optimum temperature at which to serve ice cream.

Approximately 9% of milk produced in the USA today goes towards ice cream manufacturing.

It takes about 50 licks to eat one scoop of ice cream!

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