• The favorite topping is still chocolate syrup

  • The biggest ice cream sundae ever made was 12 feet high and made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream and 7,000 pounds of toppings in Anaheim, Calif., during 1985.


  • Super premium and premium ice cream represent about 41.4 percent of the total dollar sales of ice cream.

  • Ice cream is an $11 billion retail industry.


  • 80 percent of the world's Vanilla Bean used for ice cream is grown in Madagascar.


  • Ice cream novelties such as ice cream on sticks and ice cream bars were introduced in the 1920's.

  • Adults consume nearly one-half of all ice cream novelties.

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