July 15, 2016

July 17 is Ice Cream Day!

We can all probably remember this classic nursery rhyme: “I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream.” It was a short, sweet song to celebrate the joys of ice cream, but now ice cream lovers around the world have even more to scream about…. there’s an official day dedicated to ice cream.

This year Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 17. Why not call up a friend or family member and visit over ice cream at home or in a shop? The flavours and toppings are endless, and it’s a great excuse to reconnect with someone you haven’t seen in a while (or someone you just saw yesterday).

Did you know these fun ice cream facts?

  • Ice cream first became available to the general public in France in 1660.
  • The average dairy cow produces enough milk to churn about 40,000 litres of ice cream.
  • Sorbet isn’t ice cream; it actually doesn’t have milk in it.
  • Chocolate syrup is the most popular ice cream topping.
  • According to Guinness World Records, the largest ice cream sundae was made by Palm Dairies Ltd. in Edmonton in July 1988. It weighed 24.91 tonnes, including ice cream, syrup and toppings.
Happy Ice Cream Day!