I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Ice Cream!

handing holding three scoops of ice cream in waffle cones

To this day, the history of ice cream remains a mystery. However, many say that the first ice cream is credited to Emperor Nero of Rome. It was a mixture of snow, nectar, fruit pulp, and honey. Others proclaim that Marco Polo, a 13th century adventurer, brought ice cream to Europe from the Far East.

Regardless of where it came from, today’s average American consumes 23.2 quarts of ice cream per year.

Which countries like ice cream the most? The United States, Denmark, and Australia top the list.

Top five popular flavors:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Butter Pecan
  • Strawberry
  • Mint chocolate chip

More people than ever are able to enjoy ice cream with the increasing popularity of dairy-free varieties made from almond, oat or coconut milks.

Cool off this Ice Cream Month with a scoop of your favorite flavor or try something new!