Summer is right around the corner. This means warm weather, beaches, pools and of course, ice cream. Chances are you’ll be having this amazing frozen treat at least once a day, you know, because you don’t want to overheat or anything. Most people are obsessed with ice cream for obvious reasons, but how much do you really know about this classic summer food? Here are the 11 things you never knew about everyone’s frozen treat.
1. 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time
The real shocker is the baffling 13% that are surviving without having ice cream on hand at all times.
Between this fact and the weather, Cali seems like the perfect place to move to right about now.
3. On average, it takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop
But, if you’re really hungry we all know this can be more like five.
4. 1 in 5 people admit to their sharing ice cream with their pet
Cute, I guess? Apparently humans aren’t the only ones who are obsessed with this frozen dessert.
5. July is officially National Ice Cream Month
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan decided this and made the third Sunday of July National Ice Cream Day. Major props to you, Ronald Reagan, for forcing us to eat ice cream in honor of a national holiday (like we would ever need that extra push).
6. The latest trend in ice cream is ice cream rolls at 10Below in NYC
Just watching these Thai-inspired ice cream rolls being made is the definition of food porn. You might have to wait in an insane line, but it’s totally worth it, especially for the insta.
7. The average American consumes almost 22 pounds of ice cream per year
That’s actually a little sad, so let me just eat my feelings in even more ice cream. Emma Stone has the right idea.
8. Ice cream is produced most during the month of June
Because eating ice cream every day is easily the best part of summer.
9. The number one selling flavor in America is vanilla
30% of people favor vanilla ice cream. It’s a classic that America will never get sick of.
10. Speaking of vanilla, most of the vanilla used to make ice cream comes from Madagascar and Indonesia
~Fancy~. Maybe that is why it’s so popular.
11. Ben and Jerry’s has an actual graveyard in Vermont for retired flavors
Not every Ben and Jerry’s flavor can survive, but that doesn’t mean they have to be forgotten. If you ever visit the factory, you can go pay your respects to your most beloved discontinued flavors.