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Ice Cream Fun Facts

Enjoy some interesting ice cream fun facts courtesy of the New Hampshire Dairy Promotion. 

  • - The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
  • - It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
  • - An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  • - During WWII the US Navy spent over a million dollars to build a floating ice cream parlor, deeming ice cream vital to sailors' morale.
  • - Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor.
  • - 5% of ice cream eaters share their ice cream with their pet.
  • - Everybody has a nerve center located on the roof of their mouth. When something cold touches this spot, people get the sensation known as an ice cream headache.
  • - More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week.
  • - The major ingredient in ice cream is air.

Made At Home Ice Cream & Sorbet Recipes

Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:
  • - 1/2 cup milk
  • - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • - 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • - 6 tablespoons salt
  • - 1 Quart-sized zip-seal bag
  • - 1 Gallon-sized sip-seal bag
  • - Ice
  • - *Optional: 1-2 Tbsp granulated flavor (chocolate milk mix, brown sugar, etc)

Recipe Instructions:

  • - 1. Put milk, vanilla, sugar and optional flavor into quart-sized bag. Seal well.
  • - 2. Fill gallon-sized bag halfway with ice. Add salt (rock salt works best). 
  • - 3. Put quart-sized bag into gallon bag, top with more ice and seal well. 
  • - 4. Shake until ice cream thickens. This will take about 10 minutes. Be careful your hands don't get too cold! Use towels if necessary. 

Ice Cream in a Blender Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:
  • - 2/3 cup milk
  • - 2/3 cup non-fat dry powdered milk
  • - 1/4 cup flavor (chocolate milk powder, honey, brown sugar, etc.)
  • - 1/4 cup sugar
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • - 3 cups ice cubes or frozen fruit chunks

Recipe Instructions:

  • - 1. Add milk, powders and sugar to the blender. Blend together on medium speed for 10 seconds.
  • - 2. Add vanilla and ice or fruit and blend on highest speed until consistency of soft serve ice cream. If ingredients get stuck stop blender and move ingredients around and try again.
  • - 3. This ice cream may be frozen for later, but consistency will be best immediately. 

Sorbet in a Bag Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:
  • - 2/3 cup pure juice (not “juice-drink”)
  • - 6 tablespoons salt
  • - 1 Quart-sized zip-seal bag
  • - 1 Gallon-sized sip-seal bag
  • - Ice
  • - *Optional: 1-2 tsp extract flavor (mint, fruit, etc)

Recipe Instructions:

  • - 1. Pour juice into quart-sized bag. Seal well.
  • - 2. Fill gallon-sized bag halfway with ice. Add salt (rock salt works best). 
  • - 3. Put quart-sized bag into gallon bag, top with more ice and seal well. 
  • - 4. Shake until sorbet thickens. This will take about 10 minutes. Be careful your hands don't get too cold! Use towels if necessary. 

Sorbet in a Blender Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:
  • - 4 cups frozen fruit chunks (any of your favorites, bananas, berries, etc)
  • - 1/2 cup pure fruit juice
  • - 2 Tbs. fresh lemon or lime juice
  • - 6 Tbs. Honey

Recipe Instructions:

  • - 1. Dissolve honey into fruit juice in a small saucepan over low heat. Cool. 
  • - 2. Blend juice/honey mixture and all other ingredients until smooth and creamy. 
  • - 3. Add additional sweetness to taste if necessary. 
  • - 4. serve immediately or freeze for later. 

New Hampshire Dairy Promotion

The goal of the Granite State Dairy Promotion is simple and is to increase the sale and use of NH milk and other dairy products by:

  • - making a connection between the New Hampshire farm (the source of milk production) and the dairy industry
  • - linking national and regional promotion campaigns to local promotions
  • - enhancing the image of the dairy industry in New Hampshire by being a resource
  • - improving public perception of dairy products as wholesome and nutritious
  • - integrating dairy into at-home and food service menu decision-making
  • - being a resource to farmers for public relations training, image-building and media communications.

As NH residents, our job is much easier... Enjoy some delicious NH Ice Cream!


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