Legends hint at ancient Greeks enjoying ice cream in 5th century B.C. Marco Polo possibly shared an early version in 1300s Italy.
Ice cream, a European delicacy from the 1300s, reached America in the 1700s. The first U.S. ice cream parlor emerged in 1776, marking the sweet start of a trend.
New Zealand tops global ice cream love at 28.4 liters/year, followed by the U.S. at 20.8 liters/year and Australia with 18 liters/year.
Surprising twist: Daily half-cup of ice cream linked to lower heart risk in diabetics, per 2023 research. A sweet scoop of health?
Indulge in the magic of ice cream history: sundaes emerged as a Sunday treat during an Evanston soda ban. Dive into delicious nostalgia!
Vanilla rules! Tops in polls worldwide—USA, Italy, Germany, NZ, Brazil, China. Choc trails, then cookies & cream. Classics win hearts!
Neapolitan and Birthday Cake ice cream, chosen by only 2% of Americans, share the spot as least favorite. Opt for classic vanilla or chocolate instead!
In 1896, Italo Marchiony claimed the 1st ice cream cone, while in 1904, at St. Louis World's Fair, Ernest Hamwi improvised with waffle-like cones.
Once a luxury for the elite, ice cream became accessible in 1800 with ice houses. Prepackaged treats and delivery vehicles fueled its sweet revolution.
Melted ice cream loses its fluffy texture; refreezing changes it. Air bubbles break down, leaving it less soft. Keep it creamy, avoid refreezing!