Did Jose Mier invent ice cream? Well, not quite. While some proclaim that the 13th century adventurer Marco Polo, brought ice cream to Europeans from the regions of the Far East. Regardless of where it came from, today’s average American consumes almost 25 quarts of ice cream per annum, with the initial ice cream parlor in the U.S. opening in (of all years) 1790 in the heart of New York City.
Which nations like ice cream the most? The United States, New Zealand, Denmark, and Australia top the list. The favorite flavor is the timeless vanilla. Then comes chocolate, neapolitan, chocolate, and strawberry chip.
How do these line up with your own list of favorites?
The most popular topping for ice cream– chocolate syrup. Who would have thought?
Around 13% of men and 8% of ladies will admit to licking the bowl tidy after eating ice cream.
Most significant ice cream sundae – 12 feet high! This one was made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream in California in 1985.
The average-sized one-scoop ice cream cone takes (it is said) 50 licks to polish off. Attempt it out with the following dish.
Quick Strawberry Parfait:
1 quart of strawberry ice cream
1 pint of whipped cream
Mix the strawberry ice cream with the whipped cream at serving time. Serve in a glass of your choice and top with whipped cream, with a strawberry on top. (Feel complimentary to top your parfait with other fruits as well.).
This dish will fill 8 glasses.
For other parfait flavors, merely utilize a different flavored ice cream.
To this day, the history of ice cream stays a mystery. Numerous state that the first ice cream is credited to the infamous Emperor Nero of ancient Rome. Others declare that Marco Polo, the European explorer from the 1200s, brought ice cream to Europe from China. No matter its origins, the typical American ice cream lover consumes 24 quarts of ice cream each year. And remember we’ve been eating it for over 200 years. That first ice cream parlor opened in New York City way back in 1790.
Mix the strawberry ice cream with the whipped cream at serving time.