13 Weird Things We Never Knew About Ice Cream

13 Weird Things We Never Knew About Ice Cream

There's nothing quite like a bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day to cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth. This delicious treat has been around for centuries, with different cultures coming up with their own versions of it. Whether you prefer traditional ice cream, gelato, or sorbet, there are endless options to choose from when it comes to enjoying this frozen delight. We all scream for ice cream! No matter what time of year it is, ice cream always makes things a little bit better. Whether you like classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate, or you're more adventurous and like to try new things, there's an ice cream out there for everyone.

We all know that ice cream is delicious. But there are some things about this creamy treat that might surprise you. For example, did you know that the first ice cream recipe was created in the 1500s? Or that it used to be considered a luxury food? Read on to learn more interesting facts about ice cream. You might be surprised by what you learn!

A protein found in fish blood is used in making low-fat ice cream. The protein lowers the temperature needed for forming ice crystals, so less cream or fat is needed (they make the protein from yeast, not fish). NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Ice cream ads use mashed potatoes rather than, well, actual ice cream. The reason is simple - ice cream would melt very easily under studio lights (especially since a shoot can take hours), so they have to find an alternative. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: NDTV

Ice cream was (kind of) already available to regular people in the 17th century. The first cafe in Paris, Cafe Procope, offered a recipe that blended milk, cream, butter and eggs in an early form of ice cream in 1660. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: IDFA

Astronauts didn't really eat astronaut ice cream, or space ice cream, in space. It was created by Whirlpool for NASA's Apollo missions, but records apparently don't clearly show NASA ever actually took it to space. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: CNET

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