We’re celebrating two American favorites today on the Drive!
ICE CREAM AND HOT DOGS! (I’m a little too excited about it).
Here’s some fun facts about Ice Cream!
- The cone didn’t appear until 1904, when a Syrian waffle maker at the St. Louis World’s Fair began rolling his pastries into horns to help an ice cream vendor who had run out of dishes.
- The idea of the ice cream cone had been patented a year earlier, in 1903, by an Italian in New York City, but the fair popularized it.
- Today the average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.
- Top-selling ice cream flavors are: vanilla, with 33 percent of the market, and chocolate, with 19 percent.
- It takes 5.8 pounds of whole milk and one pound of cream to make one gallon of ice cream.
- June is the month that the most ice cream is produced.
- California produces the most ice cream in America.
- Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping.
- 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.
- It takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone.
- The perfect temperature for scooping ice cream is between 6 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In Canada, more ice cream is sold in the winter months than in the summer.
- Hawaiian Punch was originally an ice cream topping.
- Among the most unusual flavors of ice cream ever manufactured are avocado, garlic, jalapeno, and pumpkin. Perhaps the weirdest of all: dill pickle ice cream, which was marketed to expectant mothers.
- It takes 12 gallons of milk to create one gallon of ice cream.
We gave away $5 to Troyer’s of Apple Valley today by asking this question…
What are the names of the two original characters for Hawaiian Punch?
Their names were Punchy and Oaf!
Congratulations to Betsy from Mt. Vernon who correctly answered!
(Here they are, by the way, if you wanted to see what they looked like).
Our For King and Country concert ticket artist trivia question today was a bit of a tricky, numerical one!
We asked how many kids, including Joel and Luke, are in the Smallbone family!
There are 7 of them!
Joel, Luke, Libby, Rebecca, Ben, Daniel, and Josh!
Congratulations to Troy of Mt. Vernon! She correctly guessed and won the tickets!
Our Word of the Day is frankfurter, a noun that describes a hot dog
noun || frank·furt·er \ˈfraŋk-fə(r)t-ər, -ˌfərt-\
It’s a cured cooked sausage (as of beef or beef and pork) that may be skinless or stuffed in a casing.
Did you know that the backyard barbecue staple is actually European? While it’s impossible to say who really “invented” the popular snack or where it came from, experts say hot dogs likely originated in Vienna, Austria, or Frankfurt, Germany.
Thanks for listening!