Ice Cream Sundae's were first created in the late 1800's to bypass "blue" laws outlawing ice cream soda's on Sunday, and instead served ice cream with the syrup of your choice without the soda, thereby complying with the law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
The two oldest cats ever recorded was owned by one guy: Creme Puff (38 years) and Grandpa Rex Allen (34 years). The owner even revealed what he believed to be the key to their longevity, a diet of dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee with cream and red wine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Popeye the Sailor became so popular during the Great Depression that consumption of spinach increased by 33%. His popularity also led to American children listing spinach as their third favorite food, after turkey and ice cream. telegraph.co.uk/books/chi…
In WW2, destroyer crews loved to rescue downed pilots, because the reward for returning them to their carrier was 10 gallons (38 liters) of ice cream. oldnfo.org/2012/10/04/10-…
Dairy Queen doesn't serve ice cream. To be categorized as ice cream, the minimum butterfat content must be 10% and their product only has only 5 percent butterfat. Therefore, it is called "soft-serve". eatthis.com/dairy-queen-i…
When a batch of ice cream doesn't turn out right, producers mix it with chocolate ice cream instead of throwing it away. It's not noticeable due to chocolate's dark colour and strong flavour and is known as "reconditioning" in the food industry. nbcnews.com/health/health…
In 1942, as Japanese torpedoes slowly sank the U.S.S. Lexington, then the second-largest aircraft carrier in the Navy’s arsenal, the crew abandoned ship - but not before breaking into the freezer and eating all the ice cream. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Sarah Cummins & her fiancΓ© canceled their wedding yet were left with catering for 170; so she invited local shelters for the meal, including bourbon-glazed meatballs, chicken with artichokes & Chardonnay cream sauce, & wedding cake. The community donated dresses & sport coats for guests to wear. cbc.ca/news/world/wedding…
Caswell-Massey is America's oldest and still thriving company, founded 24 years before the United States itself. They specialize in hand creams and soap. caswellmassey.com/
In the 19th century, profit-maximizing recipe used by milk producers was a pint of lukewarm water for every quart of milkβ€”after the cream was skimmed; To whiten the bluish liquid they added chalk and to replace skimmed-off layer of cream, they might add a final flourish of pureed calf brains theatlantic.com/magazine/…
Ice-cream ads uses mashed potatoes instead of ice-creams as they don't melt inshorts.com/en/news/ice-…
In the early/mid-1900s, a dish called "candle salad" was popular. It involved a banana stuck through a pineapple wheel with whipped cream dripping off. It looked exactly like you'd imagine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Butter chicken was developed in the 1950s by three Punjabi restaurateurs who made it "by chance" by mixing the leftover chicken in a tomato gravy, rich in butter and cream. The dish is India's most popular curry, not only domestically but also globally en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO had the worlds largest ruby carved in to a turd on an ice cream cone. greyartgallery.nyu.edu/20…
Some historians claim, but haven't proven conclusively, that the name β€œsundae” was created in response to the β€œBlue Laws” which said that ice cream sodas could not be sold on Sundays because they were to β€œfrilly.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
USA first lady Dolley Madison served ice cream in the White House around the 1810s. Her favorite flavor to serve was Oyster flavored ice cream en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oys…
Ryan Gosling gained 60 pounds for a role in Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones" by drinking melted Haagen Dazs ice cream when he was thirsty. He was fired days before production began and replaced with Mark Wahlberg. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Ice-cream manufacturers mix messed up batches of ice-cream in with chocolate ice-cream so they don't have to throw it away nbcnews.com/health/health…
The CIA tried to murder the Former Prime Minister of Cuba with a poisoned milkshake because he loved dairy products like ice cream. reuters.com/article/us-cu…
Ice cream must contain 10% dairy milkfat and no more than 100% overrun (amount of air whipped into the base, doubling volume) to prevent unscrupulous manufacturers selling an ice cream product that is mainly air instead of cream. For example, gelato is generally more dense due to 20-30% overrun. brandeating.com/2015/07/e…
Everyone who works at Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Burlington, Vt., is entitled to three free pints of ice cream for each day of work nytimes.com/2019/01/07/di…
Ryan Gosling gained 60 pounds by drinking melted ice cream to play the father in Peter Jackson's 'The Lovely Bones.' He was then told he was too fat to play the part and the role went to Mark Wahlberg. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
Mr. Sketch scented markers have an Ice Cream line that includes "Stinky Cheese" as the scent for Blue wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Sk…
A pharmacist misread a woman’s prescription for dry eye medication and gave her a cream for erectile dysfunction instead. The woman suffered temporary chemical injuries to her eyes. nypost.com/2019/01/09/wom…
During WWII, J. Hunter Reinburg wanted to make ice cream for his men while stationed on a tropical island in the Pacific. He put the ingredients in a can mounted on the underside of his plane and would fly to 25,000 feet where the air temperature was -30 degrees fahrenheit. warhistoryonline.com/hist…
In 1966 a relatively unknown young American musician asked to get on stage with Cream and THE guitar God Eric Clapton. He played the song Killing Floor, which Clapton had always said was too difficult to play live. That man was Jimi Hendrix and that became known as "The day Hendrix killed God." societyofrock.com/jimi-he…
Churches in the 19th century would give out ice cream, dubbing the events "Ice Cream Socials" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
The cream used to treat anal tears can be used to drastically slow down the speed at which venom spreads through your body after a snake-bite, buying valuable life-saving time to reach a hospital journals.plos.org/plosntd…
Placebos are so effective that placebo placebos work. People reported lesser pain by just owning a cream without even using it. link.springer.com/article…
Skin creams have contributed to 37 fatal self-incinerations between 2010 and 2017 in England bbc.com/news/uk-39308748
Today I learned about "Snow Cream", a southern U.S. dish traditionally made with canned evaporated milk, vanilla, sugar, and a bowl full of freshly fallen snow. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
Thomas Jefferson helped popularize ice cream, mac & cheese, and french fries in America. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In New York, a bagel that is toasted, buttered, or with cream cheese is taxable. Otherwise, a bagel by itself is exempt from taxation tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls…
Despite being founded in the same city, in the same year and having the same name, Hershey's ice cream and Hershey's chocolate have no affiliation and in fact have had multiple legal disputes due to their shared name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
There is a fierce rivalry between the neighbouring English counties of Cornwall & Devon, with each claiming to have invented 'pasties', and each insisting the other is wrong regarding whether to put jam or cream first on scones. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
HΓ€agen Dazs ice cream's name doesn't exist in any language. It means nothing. rd.com/culture/haagen-daz…
The Cadbury Creme Egg filling isn't so much actual cream as it is a type of "fondant" icing, which is primarily used to decorate cakes and other baked goods. I also learned the current form is from 1963, not 1923, originally named Fry's Creme Eggs. They were renamed to Cadbury's in 1971. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cad…
Insect milk "EntoMilk" is made from black soldier fly larvae and is being commercially produced to make ice cream gourmetgrubb.com/entomilk…
In WWII, U.S. heavy bomber pilots would make ice cream by strapping buckets of ice cream mix to their planes before missions. The cold and turbulence of the flight would churn the mix into ice cream by the time they landed. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Today I learned Howard Hughes loved banana nut ice cream so much his aides convinced Baskin-Robbins to produce a 350 gallon special order of the discontinued product. A few days later he grew tired of it and decided he only wanted French Vanilla so his hotel gave away the ice cream to customers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
In 2017 fitness blogger Rebecca Burger died in a freak accident when a whipped cream dispenser exploded and hit her in the chest. self.com/story/rebecca-bu…
Orange cheese is fake. Long ago, cow’s cheese had a natural yellowish tint (a mark of quality) from the beta-carotene in their diet. Cheesemakers then started skimming the cream (the color source) for butter, while adding coloring to make their cheese look high quality. This is still done today. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Ice cream, macaroni and cheese, French fries and champagne were all popularized in or introduced to America by President Thomas Jefferson nationalgeographic.com/cu…
George Washington loved ice cream. He loved it so much that he even bought ice cream making equipment to the capital when he became president. Colonial ice cream was more liquid than modern ice cream, and was for the wealthy elite only. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Eric Clapton is the only person that has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. Once with the Yardbirds, once with Cream, and once as a solo artist. rockhall.com/inductees/er…
Rebecca Burger, a 33 year old fitness blogger, died after a pressurized canister of whipped cream exploded and struck her in the chest theguardian.com/world/201…
In ice cream, if natural vanilla extract is used, then the product is called "vanilla ice-cream". If vanillin from natural vanilla is used, then the product is called "vanilla flavored ice cream". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
Carrageenan has been harvested since 600AD & is used in applications including ice cream, salad dressing, beer, processed ham, toothpaste, Fruit Gushers, firefighting foam, shampoo, air freshener gel, shoe polish, soy milk, diet soda, pet food, personal lube, & veggie hot dogs... among others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
True authentic Fettuccine Alfredo doesn't have cream in it youtu.be/Sk9HCxfIREo
US Marines attempted to make Ice Cream in the Pacific by flying tubs of canned milk and cocoa up to 30,000 ft+ while under fire. airspacemag.com/as-next/c…
Due to their similar protein composition, blood can be used as an egg substitute in baking and making ice cream. organicauthority.com/not-…
Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the scientific term for the brain-freeze you experience after eating ice cream. biology-online.org/dictio…
The Plaza Hotel in New York (Featured in Home Alone 2) offers a Home Alone package where you receive a 10 Scoop Ice Cream Sundae, Paint Can, DVD, Backpack + More. fairmont.com/the-plaza-ne…
The Flying Jacob is a Swedish casserole made with chicken, cream, bananas, chili sauce, roasted peanuts and Bacon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly…
Campbell's Green Bean Casserole is so popular that Campbell's estimates 40% of their Cream of Mushroom Soup is used to make the dish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Ice Cream, Macaroni and Cheese, French Fries, and Champagne were all popularized in or introduced to America by President Thomas Jefferson mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In the early days of drugstore ice cream counters and soda shops, medicine such as cocaine and heroin were added to drinks at the customers discretion. The sweet flavors helped cover up the bitter taste of the medicine. benfranklinrx.com/blog/ta…
Ice Cream sundaes were invented when it became illegal to sell ice-cream sodas on a Sunday in the American town of Evanston during the late 19th century. To get around the problem some traders replaced the soda with syrup and called the dessert an "Ice Cream Sunday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
On the set of Full House, Saget, Stamos, and Coulier would frequently engage in adult humor when the cameras were off. This included drawing penises on each other's scripts, and on at least one occasion they all got high doing whip-its with cans of whipped cream before filming a scene. screenrant.com/full-house…
Jack Bruce (Cream) Played Fretless Bass youtube.com/watch?v=vyfta…
The Tiger Tail ice cream flavour is pretty much exclusively found in Canada. It is orange flavoured with stripes of black licorice. Its a controversial flavour in Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
Today I learned about popsicles that don’t melt. After the 2011 tsunami, scientists helping strawberry farmers in Japan salvage damaged crops accidentally discovered that liquid polyphenol extracted from the berries caused cream to solidify. This lead to Kanazawa Ice pops, which can stay frozen up to an hour. asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles…
The founders of β€˜Ben & Jerry’s’ learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State because one of them couldn’t get into medical school and the other couldn’t sell enough pottery to make a living. entrepreneur.com/article/…
*meet the stars for the price of a cup of tea*: the Blue Boar was a late night cafe in the 60s, frequented by touring bands, including The Beatles, Cream, Status Qyo & the Stones, who once ordered Fish n chips with an egg on top. bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b01…
Soft serve ice cream became popular after Tom Carvel's ice cream truck got a flat tire. He started serving the melting ice cream to vacationers. Two years later he opened his first soft serve ice cream shop at the same site where his truck broke down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sof…
McDonald’s ice cream machines aren’t usually broken, they just (used to) have very long cleaning cycles resulting in significant downtime. On top of that, employees can tend to leave it inoperative to avoid having to do this too often. mashed.com/135144/the-rea…
The FBI started compiling a file on Sacha Baron Cohen while he was filming 'Borat' after receiving numerous complaints about a strange man travelling around the country in an ice cream truck. usmagazine.com/celebrity-…
Scientists aren't just working on lab-grown meat, but lab-grown milk as well, which will yield vegan-friendly cheese, butter, and ice cream, and also reduce the carbon footprint of the dairy industry. theguardian.com/environme…
Creme Puff the oldest cat ever recorded with 38 years and 3 days (1967-2005) had an usual diet of, among other things, bacon and eggs, asparagus, broccoli, and coffee with heavy cream en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
In 2015, Blue Bell Ice cream maker knew that Listeria had been found in several of their factories and that products had been exposed to it, up to two years previously. The CDC attributed the Listeria outbreaks with 10 cases and 3 deaths. fortune.com/2015/09/25/bl…
The Twinkie was invented by James Dewar who worked as a baker for Continental Baking Company. He repurposed several machines used to make cream-filled strawberry shortcake that were sitting idle while strawberries were out of season. The original recipe used a banana cream. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Oreo filling contains no dairy, so the FDA didn't allow it to be called 'cream'. Therefore, it was named 'creme' instead. eatthis.com/oreo-filling/
Today I learned of Micheal Larson an ice cream truck driver who appeared on the game show,​ Press Your Luck. He won $110,237 in cash and prizes, and in 1984 it was the largest one day total ever won on a game show. He did this by memorizing five patterns which the big board relied on over 6 weeks. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Today I learned of the "Blue Java" banana, a hardy, cold-tolerant banana said to have a consistency like ice cream and a flavor similar to vanilla. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
That Ben & Jerry's keeps an actual ice cream "Flavor Graveyard" behind their Waterbury, Vermont factory - complete with rows of granite headstones to honor discontinued flavors. insider.com/flavors-no-lo…
If you're ordering and paying for extra ingredients at an U.S. restaurant you're paying on the average a 426% mark-up for extra sour cream, 417% for cheese on a burger, and 525% for any ingredients on a pizza. An unidentified pizza chain has a 636% mark up for meat in their "meat-laden" pizza. time.com/money/4734877/re…
James Madison and his wife Dolley frequently served ice cream at presidential events and dinners, particularly Dolley’s specialty, Oyster Ice Cream. whitehousehistory.org/unr…
Carmine, one of the most widely used red food colorings, is made from crushed up cochineal bugs, native to Latin America. It can also be listed as natural red four, crimson lake, or E120, and is used in things like yogurt, ice cream, fruit pies, soft drinks, cupcakes, and donuts. bbc.com/news/business-437…
Virtually every brand of hard liquorβ€”bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, and rumβ€”is vegan. Nearly all distilled spirits are vegan except for cream-based liqueurs and products that mention honey on the label vegan.com/alcohol/
Thomas Jefferson is credited with popularizing ice cream in the United States and he has a hand written recipe for it in The Library of Congress monticello.org/site/resea…
Today I learned of Rebecca Burger, a French model and fitness blogger, who died after a whipped cream dispenser exploded, hitting her in the chest. self.com/story/rebecca-bu…
Mila Kunis' mom made her work at Rite Aid scooping ice cream even after she became famous while working on That 70's Show. uproxx.com/tv/mila-kunis-…
Ben & Jerry’s was originally going to be a bagel company, but Ben and Jerry found the bagel-making equipment to be too pricey. Their plan was to deliver bagels, lox, cream cheese, and the New York Times on Sunday mornings. benjerry.com/whats-new/20…
Twinkies switched from their original banana cream filling to their now standard vanilla cream filling due to the rationing of bananas during WW2. nypost.com/2013/07/16/twi…
Howard Hughes' aides shipped 350 gallons of his favorite ice cream from LA : Baskin-Robbins' banana nut.A few days after the order arrived, Hughes said he was tired of banana nut and wanted only French vanilla.Desert Inn ended up distributing free banana nut to casino customers for a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
According to Friends' Matt LeBlanc, the beef trifle was actually whipped cream and banana. He was sitting next to David Schwimmer who, unknown to LeBlanc, spit a whole mouthful of whipped cream to his plate which LeBlanc proceeded to eat. He only realised what happened when watching the bloopers thedailymeal.com/matt-leb…
Ben & Jerry's has a graveyard for ice cream flavors like "Turtle Soup" that failed. businessinsider.com/faile…
Today I learned of Fidel Castros obsession with dairy, from eating 10+ scoops of ice cream a meal, to creating a new breed of cow that could produce milk in Cubas tropical climate. munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…
The 'Cornetto Trilogy' was named because Pegg and Frost got a free cornetto for featuring one in Shaun of the Dead, and wanted to try their luck for another free ice cream in Hot Fuzz ew.com/article/2013/08/23…
Halo Top was started by a law firm and quickly became the best selling ice cream in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Today I learned about The Soft Serve Wars of 2017 where two New York ice-cream vendors competed for turf. Mister Softee hired a detective agency to spy on rival --New York City Ice-cream. NYCIC were notorious for telling Mister Softee employees β€œthere will be problems” if they venture onto their alleged turf. grubstreet.com/2017/05/mi…
As a result of Breyers adding excessive amounts of additives in their ice cream to cut costs, Canada has determined their product no longer contains enough milk and cream to meet labeling requirements for ice cream, and must be labeled "Frozen Dairy Dessert",or "Frozen Dessert." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
The heir to the Baskin-Robbins family fortune turned down his inheritance, moved to a small cabin, and swore off dairy after both co-founders died from diseases he believed were connected to their ice cream consumption miaminewtimes.com/restaur…
Today I learned of Ice Cream Barge, a vessel employed by the US Navy in the Pacific Theatre of World War II to produce ice cream in large quantities to be provisioned to sailors and Marines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
Snake venom face cream became a best-seller. The cream incorporates synthesised snake venom, which mimics the effect of a snakebite. Skin is left in a stunned state, as it would be if attacked by the reptile; an effect similar to that of Botox. marieclaire.co.uk/news/be…
Jimi Hendrix was once invited to play with Cream alongside Eric Clapton. In the middle of the show, Clapton walked off stage. He was found in the back shaking angrily and smoking a cigarette. When asked what was wrong, he simply replied, "You never told me he was that fucking good." theguardian.com/music/201…
Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream was invented by Ben & Jerry’s in 1984 by suggestion of an anonymous fan. The flavor wasn’t mass produced until 1991. benjerry.com/whats-new/20…
Smarties are flavored differently by color. White is orange cream, yellow is pineapple, pink is cherry, green is strawberry, purple is grape, and orange is orange. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
There's a species of mango that tastes just like Coconut Cream Pie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Today I learned about the glasgow ice cream wars, which was a violent turf war between rival ice cream trucks in the 1980's. During the turf war shootings and arson were commonplace. Going outside to get ice cream during this time could have literally gotten you killed. www-atlasobscura-com.cdn.…

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