Has anyone ever had watermelon flavored ice cream? We were talking about it around the Dairy and we realized that you never really see watermelon ice cream (or even watermelon sherbet), even though it sounds like it would taste great!
Speaking of watermelon, we wanted to point out a fun new blog created by our friends at the National Watermelon Promotion Board. They took a cue from us and used many of the same elements seen here on the Ice Cream Journal and so far, it looks great! Their blog is called “What About Watermelon” and it’s all about — you guessed it — WATERMELON! Check it out at www.whataboutwatermelon.com, and feel free to sign up to have new entries sent to your in-box. That way you’ll have ice cream and watermelon waiting for you in your e-mail every few days. Not bad, huh?
By the way, the winner of this week’s “Trivia Monday” prize is Sheila D. of Brooklyn, NY. Congratulations Sheila! I’m sure many of you are wondering what the answers to this week’s “Trivia Monday” questions are. Some of you got them all right, but question #4 was tricky for a lot of people (including me). Here are the answers:
1. The three cities locked in a battle to determine who invented the ice cream sundae are Evanston, IL; Two Rivers, WI; and Ithaca, NY.
2. The Indian tribe that inspired the Turkey Hill name are the Susquehannocks (or Conestoga).
3. Turkey Hill purchased its first giant cow in 1967.
4. You would have to purchase 16,200 Turkey Hill ice cream sandwiches to equal the weight of the world’s largest ice cream sandwich. (The world’s largest ice cream sandwich weighed 2,500 pounds. There are 453.6 grams in a pound, which makes the giant sandwich 1,134,000 grams. Divide that by 70 grams (the weight of a Turkey Hill ice cream sandwich) and you get 16,200.)
5. Three percent of people eat ice cream in the bathtub! (We think it might be higher, but they were too shy to admit it.)
Our next trivia contest is coming up this Monday. I promise there won’t be any tricky math questions. Good luck!