The Full Scoop
Published on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:48am
July was designated by President Ronald Reagan as National Ice Cream Month.Celebrate the eating of ice cream throughout the month as a fun and nutritious food.
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Did You Know?
- About 3,000 years ago in China, some historians believe people mixed, snow, milk and rice together.
- The first frozen dessert is credited to Emperor Nero of Rome.
- In 1700 Governor Bladen of Maryland served ice cream to his guests.
- The first ice cream parlor (shop) in America opened in New York City in 1776.
- Dolly Madison served ice cream as a dessert in the White House at the second inaugural ball in 1812.
- In 1800's, Nancy Johnson of New Jersey invented the hand-cranked ice-cream maker.
- Throughout the 1800's, people held ice cream socials (parties) to entertain friends.
- Italo Marchiony patented his waffle cups in 1903, but some historians believe that the waffle ice-cream cones were first used in 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair.
- The most popular ice-cream flavor in the United States is vanilla, chocolate is second.
- People in the United States eat more ice cream than people in any other country.
- In 1920, Harry Burt invented a chocolate-coated ice cream bar on a wooden stick (popsicle stick). He named it the Good Humor Bar.
- Ice Cream Sundays were first served as a special treat on Sundays. The spelling was changed to Ice Cream Sundaes when people started eating ice cream on different days of the week.
Fun and easy ice-cream concoction: Shake & Make Ice Cream
What you will need:
2 tbsp. sugar
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 tbsp. rock salt
1 pint-size plastic sealable bag
1 gallon-size plastic sealable bag
How to mix ingredients:
- Combine the sugar, half-and-half and vanilla in pint-size bag and seal.
- Fill the gallon-size bag 1/2 full with crushed ice and add the salt.
- Place the sealed, pint-size bag into the larger bag and seal.
- Shake the gallon-size bag for 5 to 7 minutes or until the ice cream hardens.
- Open the small zip lock bag and enjoy!
- You can be creative and add other ingredients to this recipe.
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