Fun Facts

  • Sharing ice cream with a pet cat or dogis done by approx 5% of people.
  • Licking the bowl clean after eating ice creamis admitted to by approx 13% of men and 8% of women.
  • The most popular flavour by far is Vanilla, followed by Chocolate, Strawberry and Neapolitan
  • The people of Scotland and Northern Ireland eat more ice cream on average than those in England and Wales.
  • On average, each person in the UK eats 9 litres of ice cream every year; sounds a lot but the Scandinavians eat more with the Americans topping the chart at 20 litres per year!
  • Surveys have shown that men are more likely to choose ice cream as a dessert than women.
  • Ice Cream Sundaes were created when it became illegal to sell ice cream with flavoured soda on a Sunday in the American town of Evanston during the late 19th century. Some traders got round it by serving it with syrup instead, calling it an ‘Ice Cream Sunday’ and eventually replacing the final ‘y’ with an ‘e’ to avoid upsetting religious leaders
  • Most ice cream contains more milk protein weight for weight than is present in milk itself
  • Today most ice creams contain only around 5% fat and plenty of calcium, minerals and vitamins
  • While many people are only aware of a handful of ice cream companies there are over 1,000 in the U.K. producing hundreds of flavours. Despite this fact, vanilla remains the favourite being chosen nine times out of ten.
  • Today more and more ice creams have savoury flavours including Smoked Bacon and Egg, Black Pepper, Chilli and even Black Pudding any plenty made using beer such as Newcastle Brown! The Japanese also have horse meat and the Koreans Green Tea … lovely!
  • If you only take a few scoops form a large tub of ice cream, protect the quality of the ice cream by preventing air getting to it by scrunching up a few pieces of greaseproof paper and put these on top of the ice cream before replacing the lid.
  • Ice crystals in ice cream show that it has been badly kept ie. it has been allowed to thaw and then been refrozen. If you detect ice crystals you should throw the ice cream away and buy more.
  • More ice-cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week
  • The biggest ice-cream sundae ever made was 12 feet high!
  • It took 4,667 gallons of ice cream and 7,000 pounds of toppings