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Ice cream quiz! How well do you know these sweet facts about the popular dessert?

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 16, 2023 — and people across the country will be celebrating maybe all weekend with a scoop (or two or three). 

The popular sweet treat is known as one of the most famous choices for dessert — and it comes in thousands of flavors, including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, mint chocolate chip, cookies & cream and so much more. 

How much do you know about the popular treat? 

Test your knowledge in this fun lifestyle quiz! 

When is National Ice Cream Day celebrated each year?

  • Third Monday of July
  • Third Wednesday of July
  • Third Friday of July
  • Third Sunday of July

Which first lady popularized the serving of ice cream in the White House?

  • Martha Washington
  • Abigail Adams
  • Dolley Madison
  • Elizabeth Monroe

Which U.S. president declared the first National Ice Cream Day?

  • Ronald Reagan
  • John F. Kennedy
  • George W. Bush
  • Barack Obama

There is no known single inventor of ice cream — true or false?

  • True
  • False

What are the four basic ingredients needed to make vanilla ice cream?

  • Sugar, water, milk, vanilla extract
  • Sugar, milk, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract
  • Sugar, heaving whipping cream, salt, vanilla extract
  • Sugar, water, coconut flour, vanilla extract

The first U.S. printed advertisement for ice cream came out in what year?

  • 1777
  • 1801
  • 1812
  • 1853

It is widely believed that colonists brought the original ice cream recipe to North America from which country?

  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Italy

For years, Blue Bell Creameries produced which product before producing ice cream?

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Gelato

In which year did Ben & Jerry’s host its first-ever “Free Cone Day” at its first scoop shop in Burlington, Vermont?

  • 1904
  • 1979
  • 1983
  • 1996

Baskin-Robbins is known for offering how many flavors in store?

  • 12
  • 25
  • 31
  • 40

Which U.S. city was named the ice cream capital of the world in 1994?

  • Le Mars, Iowa
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Helena, Montana
  • Cincinnati, Ohio

The Guinness World Record, claimed in 2014 in Wisconsin for the world’s largest scoop of ice cream, weighs how much?

  • 157 pounds
  • 789 pounds
  • 1,459 pounds
  • 3,010 pounds

Ice cream waffle cones became popular by accident after a vendor ran out of cups and made the cones from a waffle maker instead — true or false?

  • True
  • False

Which American is believed to have been the first person to write down an ice cream recipe?

  • Julia Child
  • Ben Franklin
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Martha Stewart

Chocolate ice cream was invented before vanilla ice cream — true or false?

  • True
  • False

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