Modern Marvels

Season 15 Episode 19

Ice Cream

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 23, 2008 on The History Channel
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Ice Cream
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From the gelato of Italy to the French Pot process of the 1800s to numerous assortments of frozen delights being served up today, learn the history of this delicious dessert.

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    • The biggest ice cream sundae in the world was made in Alberta, Canada in 1988. It weighed over 24 tons, including over 4 tons of syrup and toppings.

    • America's five top selling ice creams in order of preference are Vanilla, Chocolate, Neapolitan, Butter Pecan and Cookies 'N Cream.

    • During World War II the U.S. Navy commissioned the world's first "floating ice cream parlor" to provide ice cream for sailors in the Pacific. It could produce ten gallons of ice cream every seven seconds.

    • You can get ice cream made from camel milk in the United Arab Emirates. But in Japan you'll find some of the world's most exotic flavors: shrimp, snake, wasabi, eel and ox tongue.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Narrator: It's everyone's favorite. Big time, small time, anytime. Whether it's vanilla, chocolate or whatever, we've got the scoop on this centuries old dessert in all it's flavorful forms. From the cow to the cone, it's the untold story of Ice Cream, on Modern Marvels.

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