All around the world, ice cream is loved by many. Here are some interesting facts about the world's favorite dessert that will get you inspired to eat a scoop or two!

It takes three gallons of milk to produce one gallon of ice cream or gelato.

One cow's yearly milk production is enough to create two gallons of ice cream a day, which amounts to over 730 gallons per year.

How many licks to the center of an ice cream cone? Researchers say the magic number is 50.

Keep brain freeze at bay by preventing ice cream from touching the roof of your mouth. These nerve endings are incredibly sensitive and are the culprit behind this uncomfortable feeling.

A full 87% of Americans report to having a pint or gallon of ice cream in their freezer at any given moment.

California produces the most ice cream per year in the entire United States.

According to a recent survey of the International Ice Cream Association member companies, 28% of ice cream aficionados report vanilla being their favorite flavor, making it the most popular flavor in the U.S. And where does this vanilla flavoring come from? The majority of the world's vanilla is produced in Madagascar and Indonesia.

You would have a hard time finding a paper ice cream cup around the world without chocolate syrup in it -- this topping has been voted the world's favorite addition to this dessert.

The tallest ice cream cone in the world was nine feet tall and scooped in Italy.

The explorer Marco Polo was responsible for bringing the first ice cream sherbert recipe from China to Europe back in the 13th century.

The ice cream cone was invented in 1904 by a Syrian waffle maker for the St. Louis World Fair. He decided to wrap his pastries into a cone shape to make it easier for his customers to eat melting ice cream in the hot heat.

Humans aren't the only species that enjoy ice cream, as one in every five Americans shares ice cream with their pet!

With these facts in mind, don't you want a bowl of ice cream or two?