Julie Molin, DMD

Your family dentist in Red Bank, NJ

Everything You Wanted to Know About Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Flashback to when you were a child on a hot summer day, when suddenly you hear that magical jingle that captivated all of our hearts; the ice cream truck! In the year 1984, President Ronald Reagan decided that from then on out, the month of July would be recognized as National Ice Cream Month! Because really, what’s better than a big, cold, scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day? That was a trick question – there is nothing better! Let’s celebrate this month by highlighting some of the most fun facts about ICE CREAM!


  • It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce just 1 gallon of ice cream
  • The average number of licks to finish a scoop of ice cream is 50
  • The country that consumes the most ice cream is USA, followed by Australia then Norway.
  • The most popular flavor is vanilla, then chocolate
  • Chocolate ice cream was invented before vanilla
  • Vanilla was rare and exotic in the late 1700’s
  • Ice cream in America in the 1700’s was rare and enjoyed by the elite
  • The first written ice cream recipe was found in a 1665 recipe book
  • Industrial ice cream production in the US began in 1851
  • The majority of Americans – around 90% have ice cream in their freezers
  • Some of the strangest flavors found are: avocado, garlic, chili, licorice, Stilton cheese, and bacon
  • Ice cream headaches or “brain freeze” is the result of the nerve endings in the roof of your mouth sending a message to your brain of the loss of heat
  • The tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall in Italy
  • The average American eats 45.8 pints of ice cream a year
  • Chocolate syrup is the most popular ice cream topping

This month, we want you to enjoy all that ice cream has to offer. We challenge you to try a new flavor that may be out of your comfort zone; who knows…maybe it’ll be your new favorite. Give us a call at Julie L. Molin, D.M.D. (732) 741-8040 if you have any questions or concerns regarding your oral health!