Monday, June 30, 2014

Amazing Things You Never Knew about Ice Cream.



When I think about summer, one of the first things that come to my 
mind is the way our family used to eat ice cream on the weekends. 
Something about this delicious dessert always makes us feel better, 
and it's a well known "cure" for a hard day. It was really surprising for 
me to find out just how many things about this simple delight are 
attributed to luck and chance. I'm sure you too will be amazed to find 
out all of these incredible facts about ice cream:

The idea for chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream came from an 

anonymous suggestion on a board in a Burlington shop of Ben Jerry’s. 
The flavor went into production in 1991 and became a huge success.
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The sundae was invented by soda shops in the late 1890s and 
there is much debate about the true origin and meaning of the name. 
It might come from a belief that a special treat such as sundae is usually 
eaten on special day, such as Sunday. Another possible origin is the 
German word Sünde, meaning sin, alluding to the calorie rich nature of a 
sundae.
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When you see pictures of ice cream on advertisements or on display 
cabinets it's most likely mashed potatoes.  Food photographers often 
use this as a stand-in for actual ice cream since it looks the same, 
but is much easier to shape.
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The first known ice cream recipe was found in the recipe book of 
Lady Anne Fanshawe. It is dated at 1665 and shows it was flavoured 
with orange flower water, mace and other bizarre additions.
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The first versions of Neapolitan ice cream were made of green 
pistachio, white vanilla, and red cherry ice cream, the same colors 
as the Italian flag. Today the flavors have changed to vanilla, 
chocolate, and strawberry, because those are the three most popular 
flavors in the market.
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A "brain freeze", or a “ice cream headache” happens when the nerve 
endings on the roof of your mouth touch anything too cold. When 
that happens they send a message to your brain signaling a loss of body 
heat. The blood vessels in your brain contract in response to that and 
when they return to their normal size, the blood rushes back to 
your head. Knowing this won't make your head hurt any less, but at least 
now you know why it hurts...
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Some the most popular ice cream flavors of the colonial era in the 
United States were oyster, parmesan, and asparagus. Luckily they 
have been replaced by vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.
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Chocolate ice cream is much older than vanilla, the first documented 
recipe for it appeared in the book The Modern Steward, published in 
Italy during 1692. Not only was vanilla much later invented, but it 
was also much less popular since vanilla was very expansive.
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Professional ice cream taste-testers (yes It's a real job) use special gold 
spoons to test each new dish. Gold dishes leave virtually no trace of 
flavor which allow the tester to taste the product with no trace from what 
was last on the spoon.
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Ever wondered why Ben Jerry’s ice cream flavors are so full of chunky 
mix-ins and extra everything? Well it turns out that co-founder Ben 
Cohen has no sense of scent. He therefore gets a lot of his pleasure 
in ice cream from its texture. After some early tasting sessions Ben 
Jerry’s decided this wasn't a bad idea at all, and we should all be 
thankful about that!
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This is the biggest ice cream dish in the UK, it takes two hours to 
make and it includes 99 scoops of ice cream. This sugar monster 
weighs around 9lb (4kg) and contains more than  21,000 calories.
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The waffle cone was created by simple chance when Abe Doumar, 
a traveling salesman, was working at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. 
He saw that an ice cream vendor ran out of paper dishes and encouraged 
him to start serving on rolled waffles made by another nearby vendor.
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The most important ingredients in ice cream are milk, sugar and... Air. 
Without air mixed in, ice cream would be as hard as a rock and not much 
different then flavored ice.
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The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae is the most expansive 
\dessert in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. It's 
made using a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the world's most 
expensive, 5 g (0.17 oz) of edible 23-karat gold, and a gold spoon 
decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which you can 
take home with you. The price for all of this goodness? 25,000$ US.
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 “If we can not love  the person whom we see, how can we love God whom we can not see?" - Mother Teresa

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