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Have you enjoyed a pint of ice cream recently? Have you ever wondered what was in that ice cream? Here are 10 moo-tastic fun facts about the cold-served treat.

1. It takes 12 pounds of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.

2. It usually takes 50 licks to polish off a single scoop of ice cream.

3. The biggest ice cream sundae ever made was made in Alberta, Canada in 1988 and it weighed 24 tons.

4. Of all the days in the week, the most ice cream is bought on Sunday.

5. 5% of ice cream eaters share their ice cream with their pets.

6. The first ice cream parlor in America was founded in 1776 (The same year our declaration was made).

7. Vanilla is the top-selling flavor.

8. The most expensive sundae is the “Golden Opulence Sundae” at Serendipity 3 in New York, New York at $1000.

9. In ancient Rome, they ate snow and flavored it with fruit and honey as their ice cream.

10. The most unusual ice cream flavors are avocado, azuki bean, beer, chicken wing, dill pickle, eel, garlic, jalapeño, ox tongue, and pumpkin.

Sources: icecreamtrucks.com/ice-cream-facts; serving-ice-cream.com/fun-facts-about-ice-cream; icecream.com/funfacts

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