Happy National Ice Cream Month!

Ice cream is my favorite treat! And in honor of ice cream month, here are a few cool tidbits about this tasty dairy product:

  • It takes 12 pounds of whole milk to make one gallon of ice cream.
  • It takes about 50 licks to lick away one scoop of ice cream!
  • Vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, strawberry, and mint chocolate chip are the most popular ice cream flavors!
  • 5% of ice cream eaters share their ice cream with their pet!
  • Of all the days of the week, most ice cream is bought on Sunday!
  • Kids aged 2-12 and adults over 45 eat the most ice cream!
  • The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  • An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  • In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  • There is actually an ice cream diet designed for weight loss.

             Click here to read about the Ice Cream Weight Loss Diet!