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5 super cool ice cream facts you need to know

by Richard 26th June 2015
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1. How many licks does it take to finish a single scoop? Around 50, depending on how quickly it melts – and how hungry you are!

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2. Air is a key ingredient. Without it, the cream would freeze solid and you’d need serious muscles to run your scoop through it.

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3. The coolest of all ice cream facts: its perfect temperature is between -12 to -14ºC.

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4. Hawaii is home to the ice cream bean, which contains a fluffy white mush (like a soft banana) that tastes like vanilla. We’ve had to take a blogger’s word for it since I haven’t had the opportunity to try it myself. Maybe one day…

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5. Around 15 billion litres of ice cream are consumed worldwide each year. That’s enough to fill 5,000 Olympic swimming pools. Imagine swimming in that!

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Do you know any other ice cream facts that we haven’t included here? Leave us a reply below or share with us over Facebook and Twitter!

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