National Ice Cream Month: Fun Facts About Your Favorite Summer Treat!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Flashback to when you were a child
on a hot summer day, when all of the sudden you hear that magical jingle that captivated all of
our hearts; the ice cream truck! In the year 1984, President Ronald Reagan decided that from
then on out, the Month of July would be recognized as National Ice Cream Month! Because
really, what’s better than a big, cold, scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day? That was a trick
question—there is nothing better. Whether it’s vanilla, chocolate, mint chip, or pistachio,
there’s a flavor for everyone. Ice cream has that ability to brighten anybody’s day and for that,
we’re eternally grateful. With that being said, let’s celebrate this month by highlighting some of
the most fun facts about ICE CREAM!
#1: The best way to eat ice cream? In a waffle cone of course! However, it wasn’t until
1904 when an American ice cream vendor at World’s Fair in Missouri ran out of cups due to the
high demand of guests, so he quickly rushed on over to a local waffle vendor and asked him to
roll up his waffles so that they could hold the ice cream. The rest is history!
#2: Do us a favor really quick. Open your Freezer. Is there at least one form of ice cream
in there? There should be! In fact, approximately 98% of all U.S families have ice cream in their
homes at ALL TIMES! So, if your freezer is lacking, run to your local grocery store and pick up a
pint so you’re not the odd one out!
#3: Brain freezes…. Ice cream’s arch nemesis. A brain freezes is a short-lasting sensation,
normally lasting for about ten seconds, that often occurs when you eat or drink cold items in a
short amount of time. The most tried and true way to get rid of a brain freeze? Place your
tongue on the roof of your mouth and wait it out!
#4: Did you know one that one of the biggest ingredients in ice cream is AIR? That’s
right, air. Air is added cream to make the consistency lighter, while also improving the texture.
It’s often said that the amount of air added to the batch will determine the overall quality (the
more air, the cheaper the quality).
#5: Throwback to the year 1665, when the first documented ice cream recipe was
handwritten in a recipe book. The ingredients? Orange flower water, mace, and ambergris, also
known as whale barf. Let’s just say we sure are grateful for how far the flavors have evolved….
This month, we want you to enjoy all that ice cream has to offer. We challenge you to
try a new flavor that may be out of your comfort zone; who knows…maybe it’ll be your new
favorite. Give us a call at Herald Square Dental Phone Number (212) 689-0024 if you have any questions or concerns regarding your oral
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