10 Nov Fact Friday – Ice Cream
On Monday when I got home from the Dr’s Fysh’s friends showed up and honestly I just didn’t have the energy for everyone so I set up the ice cream maker, lobbed in a can of coconut cream and a can of coconut cream then dug out the awesome Sundae Box from Don’t Disturb for them to decorate and keep themselves entertained. It was a winning idea, even though I was stuck with the clean up as usual.
Ironically, the episode of Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego we watched that evening taught us that a kind of ice-cream was invented in China about 200 BC when a milk and rice mixture was frozen by packing it into snow.
If you haven’t watched the series before you should try find it. It’s so old that most of the episodes are on youtube, it’s kinda like The Magic School bus but instead they learn random facts about things around the world (and there are 4 seasons).
The fabulous frozen desert can be served in dishes eaten with a spoon, or in licked while in a cone. It gets served with other desserts – mmm… fresh apple pie – or is used to prepare other desserts like ice cream floats, sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream cakes and even baked items, such as the Baked Alaska. And it doesn’t actually need cow juice to make it either. Coconut milk and peanut butter ice cream with cinnamon… you should try it.
Five Fabulous Facts :
- The biggest ice cream sundae was created in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1988 and it weighted 24 tons (21772.4kg’s)
- Ice cream cones were invented during 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, when large demand forced ice cream vendor to find help from nearby waffle vendor.
- Hawaii is home to an “ice cream bean”, a fruit that apparently tastes like vanilla ice cream! (someone please bring me a few of these to grow in my back yard?!)
- A ice cream “Brain Freeze” effect is triggered when cold ice touches the roof of your mouth, which causes blood vessels in the head to dilate.
- End of the World War II was celebrated by eating ice cream.