Ice Cream and its journey from 5th Century B.C. to 2015.

Ice Creams roots have been traced back to 5th Century B.C.  But it took more than 1,000 years later for Ice Cream to make its way to Europe.

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400 years after Ice Cream was first brought to Europe, it was brought over the Atlantic Ocean to America.  After some people realized how popular ice cream was in America, in 1776 they created the first ice cream parlor in America.  Not surprisingly it was opened in New York, one of the most populated city's in the world at the time.

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In 1904 the waffle cone made its debut in St. Louis, Mo at the World's Fair.  The waffle cone is eaten all around the world with ice cream in it.  To recognize the best ice cream parlor in the United Sates, they are given a golden waffle cone like the one pictured above.  Waffle cones have become so widely liked that today people fried chicken in them and even mashed potatoes.

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This is a picture of the worlds tallest ice cream cone that was filled with real ice cream.  The ice cream cone stands at a unprecedented 13 feet tall, breaking the previous record of 9 feet tall by 4 feet.  The ice cream alone that was needed to fill the cone weighed 2,204 pounds.  Wall's, which is a U.K. ice cream company which created the big cone.

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Most people believe that the United States is the worlds largest consumer of ice cream, but they would be wrong.  Surprisingly New Zealand is the worlds largest consumer of ice cream with America about 2 gallons less per-person a year.  Australia, Finland, and Sweden are just behind the United States to round of the top 5.

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