Guilty Pleasure

In the year 1935, our 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, publicly confessed that he loved to eat ice cream at least once a day.

In 1790, George Washington spent about $200 for ice cream in one summer! (I wonder how much that would be today?)

In 1985 in Anaheim, California, the largest ice cream sundae was made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream, 7,000 pounds of toppings and measured 12 feet high!

The biggest ice cream sundae ever made was on July 24, 1988. It contained 20.27 tons of ice cream, 4.39 tons of syrup and 5.22 lbs of topping!

It takes 12 lbs of milk to make one gallon of ice cream.

In 1984, former President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month.

*Supermarket Sales Divided by Flavor Category from least to most

9. Coffee/mocha – 3 Percent

8. Other – 5.5 Percent

7. Neapolitan – 7 Percent

6. Cake and cookie flavors – 7.5 Percent

5. Chocolate – 8 percent

4. Candy mix-in flavors – 12.5 percent

3. Nut flavors – 13.5 percent

2. Fruit flavors – 15 percent

1. And…the most was Vanilla at 28 percent


About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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10 Responses to Guilty Pleasure

  1. Amy Morgan says:

    Wondered how you were going to do a visual guilty pleasure and you didn’t let me down – this is great! (And i Love, love, love Ice Cream too! – chocolate of course. )

  2. Jamoca almond fudge & pistachio, cherry garcia, and my mom’s lemon scented vanilla. Dad’s no slouch either, he made a mean fresh peach, got the neighborhood kids to crank the machine and gave the paddle to the dog. Lucky dog.

  3. Jo says:

    I am a purist when it comes to ice cream. I like chocolate. Plain no crap in it. Topped with dark chocolate suace. Oh, and no little scoops, big giant generous scoops, two please. ♥

  4. Where does my favorite, dulce de leche, fit in? My dad LOVED ice cream and ate a bowl every night, which explains his 300 plus cholesterol and subsequent bypass. I’m not quite as bad as he was, but love my occasional pint of Hagan daz.

  5. Word Nerd says:

    We used to hand crank out some utterly fabulous ice cream when I was a kid. Fresh strawberries or juicy peaches mixed in to make the most incredible summer treats. I still have a weakness for ice cream and happily indulge it all year long. Rich butter pecan, cinnamon, or simple chocolate–and of course, a number of delectable combos from my buddies Ben & Jerry.

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