The refreshing, sweet, and smooth taste of ice cream is enough to get a person salivating on a hot summer day. Ice cream is just one of those treats that seems perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. It can even be hard to resist the delicious taste of of the frozen snack during the cooler months.

But aside from its taste, texture, and temperature, there’s a lot about ice cream you might not actually know.



For example, did you know that the ice cream global market is intended to reach $74.96 billion by the year 2024? The number has grown significantly over the past few years with the new flavors and allergen-friendly options, and it’s clear that there’s nothing stopping it from hitting that number.

While it's extremely popular in the United States, ice cream is actually an even more popular treat in China. In fact, the approximate value of the market in China is $11.4 billion while the value in the United States is $11.2 billion.

Another fun fact about ice cream this that it takes a person 50 licks to get through one full scoop of ice cream. That is, unless you're brave enough to chomp down on the scope as a whole and risk it freezing your entire mouth. You might be placed in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Fastest Ice Cream Eater,” but your body might not be too happy.

Speaking of eating ice cream, in the United States, Americans consume an average of 26 liters per capita of ice cream every year. Some actually once indulged in the largest ice cream sundae every which weighed a total of 24 tons.

So, now that you’re an ice cream expert, which flavor are you going to be snacking on next?