Today, June 7th, is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! Our Southern Oaks Apartment residents should take this Chocolate Icecreamopportunity to celebrate one of the most popular ice cream flavors of all time. Culinary historians believe that the first ice cream flavors were fruit-based, but by the 18th century both vanilla and chocolate were quite common. Thomas Jefferson took a fancy to ice cream while living abroad as the Ambassador to France during the 1780s. It is likely that he is responsible for bringing this delicious frozen treat to America!

Did you know:

  1. An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  2. In the U.S, all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milk fat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”.
  3. Sorbet, has no milk at all.
  4. In Sherbet, milk fat is between 1-2%.

Today, the United States produces around 1.6 billion gallons of ice cream each year. Whether you prefer your chocolate ice cream in a cone, a cup, a sundae, or a milkshake, indulge in a scoop (or two!) today! Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!