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National Ice Cream Month
Fancy an ice cream?
Are you catching yourself drifting into a glorious, scrumptious daydream about that double ice cream cone you’ve been wishing would appear firmly locked into your palm? Well, worry no more, these desires are completely credible as National Ice Cream Month is just around the corner (yippee!)
In 1984 President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day… So this year National Ice Cream Day will be celebrated on 17th July and there’s no better way to join in than to treat yourself to our award-winning ice cream at The Ice Cream Farm and find yourself making a little bit of history within the possibly the world’s largest parlour!
For those of you who just can’t wait until then, why don’t you make a tactical trip to test out some of the 50 sensational flavours and source your favourites so you are even more prepared, come 17th July?
Here are some facts about ice cream to tickle your taste buds:
- A gentleman named Italo Marchiony is often credited with the invention of the ice cream cone, emigrating from Italy in the late 1800s and creating his ice cream cone in New York City. However, perhaps unintentionally, a similar invention was independently introduced in 1904 by Ernest A. Hamwi, which would later develop into the Western Cone Company. Today, millions of rolled cones are turned out on machines that are capable of producing about 150,000 cones every 24 hours!
- The exact origin of ice cream is as tricky to put a finger on as it is for a child to understand why they have to leave the ‘Honeycomb Canyon’. Anyway, it could be said that Ice cream’s origins are known to reach back as far as the second century B.C. We know that Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavoured with honey and nectar and would frequently send runners into the mountains for snow.
- It wasn’t until 1660 that ice cream was made available to the general public.
- The world’s tallest ice cream cone was over 9 ft tall and it was scooped in Italy. The internal cone was made of wafer and covered with a 700 kg white chocolate cone then decorated with 2000 round wafer biscuits…phwoar!
- In 1929 ‘Rocky Road’ became the first widely available flavour (other than Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry).
- A cow gives enough milk to make 2 gallons of ice cream per day that’s 730 gallons per year.