Learning never tasted so good.
Until 1800, ice cream was an exotic dessert enjoyed primarily by society’s elite.
Immigrants on Ellis Island were served ice cream as part of their first meal in America.
Italo Marchiony invented ice cream cones in 1896 to stop customers at the World’s Fair from stealing his glass dishes.
Perry’s was founded in 1918 when Morton Perry, a broom maker, began making ice cream using a recipe handed down to him by his mother.
National Ice Cream Day is celebrated each year on the third Sunday in July.
One of the most important ingredients in ice cream is air. Without it, your favorite flavor would be as hard as a rock.
Perry’s produces 12 million gallons of ice cream every year.
Ice cream novelties such as ice cream on sticks and ice cream bars were introduced in the 1920s.
In 1924, the average American enjoyed eight pints of ice cream each year. By 1997, that figure jumped to 48 pints.
In the early 1950s, Perry’s was one of the first ice cream companies to package ice cream in a round pint container.
Americans consume the most ice cream in the world per capita, with Australians coming in second.
The most popular ice cream flavor is vanilla.
Chocolate syrup is the most popular ice cream topping.
Ice cream is very popular both as late night snack and as weekday dessert, but even more preferred as a dessert on weekends.
1 in 5 ice cream lovers share the treat with a pet.