Amazing Things You Never Knew about Ice Cream.
I think about summer, one of the first things that come to my mind is
the way our family used to eat ice cream on the weekends. Something
about this delicious dessert always makes us feel better, and it's a
well known "cure" for a hard day. It was really surprising for me to
find out just how many things about this simple delight are attributed
to†luck and†chance. I'm sure you too will be amazed to find out all of
these incredible facts about ice cream:
idea for chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream came from an anonymous
suggestion on a board in a Burlington shop of Ben & Jerry’s. The
flavor went into production in 1991 and became a huge success.
The sundae was invented by soda shops in
the late 1890s and there is much debate about the true origin and
meaning of the name. It might come from a belief that a special treat
such as sundae is usually eaten on special day, such as Sunday. Another
possible origin is the German word†SŁnde, meaning†sin, alluding to the calorie rich nature of a sundae.
you see pictures of ice cream on advertisements or on display cabinets
it's most likely mashed potatoes.† Food photographers often use this as a
stand-in for actual ice cream since it looks the same, but is much
easier to shape.
The first known ice cream recipe was
found in the recipe book of Lady Anne Fanshawe. It is dated at 1665 and
shows it was flavored with orange flower water, mace and other bizarre
The first versions of Neapolitan ice
cream were made of green pistachio, white vanilla, and red cherry ice
cream, the same colors as the Italian flag. Today the flavors have
changed to vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, because those are the
three most popular flavors in the market.
A "brain freeze", or a “ice cream
headache” happens when the nerve endings on the roof of your mouth touch
anything too cold. When that happens they send a message to your brain
signaling a loss of body heat. The blood vessels in your brain contract
in response to that and when they return to their normal size, the blood
rushes back to your head. Knowing this won't make your head hurt any
less, but at least now you know why it hurts...
Some the most popular ice cream flavors
of the colonial era in the United States were oyster, parmesan, and
asparagus. Luckily they have been replaced by vanilla, strawberry and
Chocolate ice cream is much older than vanilla, the first documented recipe for it appeared in the book†The Modern Steward,
published in Italy during 1692. Not only was vanilla much later
invented, but it was also much less popular since vanilla was very
ice cream taste-testers (yes It's a real job) use special gold spoons
to test each new dish. Gold dishes leave virtually no trace of flavor
which allow the tester to taste the product with no trace from what was
last on the spoon.
Ever wondered why Ben & Jerry’s ice
cream flavors are so full of chunky mix-ins and extra everything? Well
it turns out that co-founder Ben Cohen has no sense of scent. He
therefore gets a lot of his pleasure in ice cream from its texture.
After some early tasting sessions Ben & Jerry’s decided this wasn't a
bad idea at all, and we should all be thankful about that!
This is the biggest ice cream dish in
the UK, it takes two hours to make and it includes 99 scoops of ice
cream. This sugar monster weighs around 9lb (4kg) and contains more
than† 21,000 calories.
The waffle cone was created by simple
chance when Abe Doumar, a traveling salesman, was working at the†1904
World’s Fair in St.†Louis. He saw that an ice cream vendor ran out of
paper dishes and encouraged him to start serving on rolled waffles made
by another nearby vendor.
The most important ingredients in ice
cream are milk, sugar and... Air. Without air mixed in, ice cream would
be as hard as a rock and not much different then flavored ice.
The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream
sundae is the most expansive dessert in the world according to the
Guinness Book of Records. It's made using a blend of 28 cocoas,
including 14 of the world's most expensive, 5 g (0.17 oz) of edible
23-karat gold, and a gold spoon decorated with white and
chocolate-colored diamonds, which you can take home with you. The price
for all of this goodness? 25,000$ US.
†“If we can not love †the person whom we see, how can we love God whom we can not see?" -†Mother Teresa