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Apr 25

Ice Cream Facts

Screaming for ice cream? This cold, sweet treat seems to be a favourite of just about everyone. But before you take another lick of your favourite ice cream flavor like such at iCream Guru, you might want to learn about this interesting info about your beloved chilled dessert.

Most people have no idea about how ice cream originated. However, there are several speculations about how this cold treat came about. One of the theories mentioned that the Roman Emperor Nero sent some of his slaves to fetch snow in the mountains to mix it with honey, fruit pulp, and nectar back in 54 to 68 AD.

Other stories claim that the T’ang period in China already had ice cream as a special dish for the ruling party since 618-907 A.D. The stories say that King T’ang had kept 94 men to bring ice to the palace so that they can make a dish made from flour, heated fermented milk, and camphor.

The record for the largest ice cream cone ever made was awarded to Andrea Andrighetti and Mirco Della Vecchia of Italy on January 11, 2012. The cone had the measurement of 9 ft. x 2.63 in. (2.81 m). The Italians made the ice cream cone for a Rimini Fiera festival. The components of the internal cone was made of wafer, and it was covered with a 700 kilograms of white chocolate cone then about 2000 round wafer biscuits were placed for its decoration.

Overweight but cannot resist a single scoop of ice cream? Maybe you don’t have to. There is a vegan ice-cream shop in Venice, California, that offers a $240 cleansing diet that serves five pints of raw coconut-based ice cream per day n four days straight. The ice cream cleansing diet promises to boost your metabolism while detoxifying and repairing your digestive system. So, are you willing to try this easy and yummy weight-loss program?

These countries love their ice creams. In the U.S. alone, about 1.53 billion gallons of ice cream and other frozen treats are consumed in 2011, making it on top of the list. Other countries that eat the most ice creams in the world include New Zealand, Denmark, Australia, Belgium / Luxembourg, Sweden, Canada, Norway, Ireland, and Switzerland.