Monday: Weekly Family Activity—Ice Cream!

October 13th, 2008 in Monday: Weekly Family Activity

The giveaway is a couple of posts down.

Last year for Christmas my husband and I gave ourselves an ice cream maker for our big gift. Isn’t it beautiful?

Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker

Make up a new fun ice cream flavor as a family or make up a few! Whip up some homemade ice cream or just buy some plain vanilla. Have lots of different possible toppings and mix ins.

You know what sounds kinda good to me? A Hot Cocoa Icecream Flavor!

You can even submit your family’s idea to Ben and Jerrys!

Not the ice cream type? Make some yummy sorbet, it is surprisingly quite simple.

Fun Ice Cream Trivia

More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week.

Ice cream consumption is highest during July and August. July is National Ice Cream Month.

Children ages two through 12, and adults age 45 plus, eat the most ice cream per person.

The average number of licks to polish off a single scoop ice cream cone is approximately 50.

The favorite topping is still chocolate syrup.

The biggest ice cream sundae ever made was 12 feet high and made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream and 7,000 pounds of toppings in Anaheim, Calif., during 1985.


Super premium and premium ice cream represent about 41.4 percent of the total dollar sales of ice cream.

Ice cream is an $11 billion retail industry.


80 percent of the world’s Vanilla Bean used for ice cream is grown in Madagascar.


Ice cream novelties such as ice cream on sticks and ice cream bars were introduced in the 1920’s.

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