Happy National Sundae Day
Five Food Finds about Ice Cream
In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.
It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
At a price of $1,000, the most expensive ice cream sundae is the Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae, sold by Serendipity in New York City.
The average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.
Marco Polo brought back a sherbet dessert recipe from China.
Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping.
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1790 Chrysanthemums were introduced to England from China. Both the greens and blossoms are edible, and are particularly popular in Japan, China and Vietnam.
1918 Karen Hess, culinary historian…
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