07/16/2005: National Ice Cream Day...
I tend not to like Faux-National-Holidays. But this is one I just might be able to live with...
"Today is a day that almost everyone can celebrate wholeheartedly it's National Ice Cream Day.
Our favorite dessert has been around since colonial times, when George Washington and Dolly Madison served it at their parties and receptions. In those days, ice cream had to be made by hand. The advent of refrigeration saw a huge increase in ice cream sales.
Now, the U.S. makes more ice cream than any other country in the world. The average American consumes about 17 pounds of regular ice cream annually, 7 pounds of low fat ice cream and just over a pound each of sherbert and frozen yogurt. We buy most of our ice cream in supermarkets, and our favorite flavor by far is vanilla.
Courtesy of US News Wire.
Karen on 07.16.05 @ 05:43 AM CST