Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Just one '99' please!

Did you know that next week is .... 

National Ice Cream Week
30th May - 5th June!!

I love ice-cream and this has to be my
favourite ice-cream seller



... selling ice-cream on the Norfolk Broads between
Wroxham and Horning.  Next stop Venice!


Unfortunately we couldn't stop the boat we had just
hired for the day!!  The captain hadn't quite mastered
the controls at that point. 

As you can see in the photo, it was also very cold (photo taken
at the beginning of May)
.



Ice-cream trivia


The average number of licks to polish off a single scoop ice-cream cone is approximately 50!


On average, each person in the UK eats 9 litres of ice cream every year; sounds a lot but the Scandinavians eat more with the Americans topping the chart at 20 litres per year!

More ice-cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week

'99' is a trademark of Cadbury Limited and it is used to describe a scoop or swirl of soft serve ice cream with a Cadbury chocolate Flake in it.
If you only take a few scoops form a large tub of ice cream, protect the quality of the ice cream by preventing air getting to it by scrunching up a few pieces of greaseproof paper and put these on top of the ice cream before replacing the lid.

Today most ice creams contain only around 5% fat and plenty of calcium, minerals and vitamins



What is your favourite ice-cream?


48 comments:

  1. Chocolate for sure. I also like Moose tracks.....do you have that kind?
    In Ohio over the upcoming Memorial Day week-end an ice cream factory named Velvet has a 3 day long celebration. I will miss it this year but it is a fun one to attend.

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    1. Ooh I love the idea of a 3 day celebration in an ice cream factory! X

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  2. I love Salcombe ice cream from Devon.
    I bet there will be a few ice creams eaten this week...phew it's so hot today! :0)

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    1. Ice-cream and pimms - both perfect for cooling down on a hot day! X

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  3. I like Vanilla. And if it's got a big chocolate flake in it, the better! xxx

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    1. And you can do so much with vanilla ice cream. Have you seen Jamie Oliver's 'smush-ins'?bxx

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  4. An ice cream boat .. That's fantastic! A friend of mine's grandad was an Italian ice-cream maker and invented the 99. They didn't have cornets then just the sandwich wafers, so he took a flake and chopped the end off and put it down the side. The manufacturers then made the flake the right length. He wan't allowed to patent it as he was told you couldn't patent a number! He called it a 99 because the king of Italy had 99 soldiers in his army and he was the hundredth. His daughter (my friend's mother) appeared on the show Balderdash and Piffle to defend this story as several people laid claim to inventing it. I believe this one though! Another ice cream fact (allegedly) for you! Xx

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    1. I love the ice-cream facts! And love eating ice-cream too!

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  5. Last week at the Malvern show I had a ginger ice cream made with sheep's milk. Think the company was called 'Shepherds'. It was totally gorgeous x

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    1. My mouth is watering at the thought of ginger ice cream ....

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  6. ooooh my mouth is watering! what a fab icecream boat!
    my fave ice cream reall and truly is a @mr whippy' but a close second has to be cherry garcia
    this post is bad for my diet!
    love jooles x

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    1. I love the idea of the ice cream boat but the guys on it looked like members of the mafia!! One of my favourite flavours is chocolate fudge brownie - really bad for the diet!!
      Take care and have fun relaxing in your garden xx

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  7. Ha ha love your ice cream facts! I have so many favourites, brown bread, Nigellas's dime bar and Wagamama's coconut .... can you tell I like ice cream?

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    1. Nigella's dime bar? - I feel like I have been missing out!

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  8. hello,
    i saw your comment on helen's blog and on reading the words 'four happy bunnies' i had to come and look at yours. i love bunnies ❤ but of course i didn't know whether you were a family of four that are as happy as bunnies or if there are four actual bunnies. either way i am very glad i visited, i had a little scroll down and found some very pretty posts :)
    i never knew there was such a thing as an ice-cream boat!

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    1. Thank you so much for leaving a comment. I love Helen's blog.
      We are a family of four - happy most of the time! At school some of the younger children call me Mrs Bunny (similar but not my actual surname!). I'm off to have a look at your blog xx

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  9. Ahh, I see I am in line just after the delightful Catkin Tales. We are all here for icecream, Lorraine; most convenient as we are finally have a warm spell here in raindrenched France. The trouble is though that as soon as the sun peeps out again the temperatures soar and the sun bakes down.

    Anyway back to icecreams. We have this icecream shop in the old part of Tours which sells dozens of different flavours. I must say that it is a pleasure to stare at the colourful display. Like my eldest daughter I have a soft spot for sorbets: raspberry, lemon, etc. But I really, really like violet icecream which is pretty common now in France. Have you ever tasted it?

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  10. Oh my I so didn't know they did this there. I am so going to have to check this out as I love The Broads! I really like Ronaldo at Sheringham - they do a mean Elderflower Sorbet!
    Claire

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  11. Ooh my fave has to be a mr whippy with a flake but i'malso partial to a bit of rum/raisin!
    Victoria xx

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  12. Hi and thanks for your comment over on my blog! Ice cream! Yum! Although I am a bit boring as vanilla is probably my favourite. I shall make sure I eat plenty next week just to join in the spirit of things!
    zz

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  13. Wow, what a wonderful little ice cream boat...I'm very partial to mint or coffee flavoured ice cream myself...Oh and the rum/raisin that Victoria has just mentioned and Stephanie's sorbet ice cream......
    It's one of those things that I don't often think of buying but as soon as it is mentioned....
    Hope you are having a happy week,
    Susan x

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  14. I have never seen an ice cream boat before..brilliant! Very interesting ice cream facts, I like the fact that most ice creams now-a-days have vitamins etc (even more of an excuse to eat it!). I have a tub of vanilla ice cream, so I will have to have a bowl to celebrate National Ice Cream week ( I like to have mine with some canned peaches..yummy!).
    Have a lovely day today :)
    Magie

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  15. A post on ice-cream my kind of reading! :-)
    I was a bit disappointed the other day, at our usual ice cream establishment I requested a "99" for our son ( he's not as adventurous as us!) The 12 year old serving gave me a blank look and turned to an older member of staff to ask what I meant.She then returned to me and said that a flake would be 25p EXTRA!! I was amazed! isn't the flake an integral part of the "99"?!!!
    Love the ice cream boat :-)

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  16. Ice Cream........YAY! I like anything with a flake in! Nom nom nom!
    As it is so hot I have pinched a Peppa Pig strawberry ice lolly off the little one.....candy from a baby and all that! ;D
    They are SO nice......a bit like Funny Feet, remember them?
    Oooo and I would love an ice cream van! Or failing that an ice cream hut. In the garden. Now theres an idea.........
    Karen x

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  17. Brilliant post! I never knew there was such a thing as National Ice Cream week! My favourite is chocolate. I love your trivia.
    Hope you are enjoying the sunshine,
    Essie x

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  18. Chocolate every time! I wonder if they ever venture up the broads to Beccles? Should I stock up ready for ice-cream week? - love it! xxx

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  19. Looks like I'm just going to have to eat a lot of icecream next week then!!! My fave flavours are pistachio, cinnamon, white chocolate and dark choc chip xx

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  21. Sorry my spelling is awful - especially when I'm tired. What I was trying to say was what a brilliant idea and funny all rolled into one.

    Nina xxx


    I'm chocolate all the way. N x

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  22. Great post! I am very partial to a My Whippy with a flake in it if we are out and about, or any Ben and Jerry's when we are at home and pigging out on the sofa...

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  23. Always vanilla and maybe a raspberry ripple! I ate far too much ice cream (with cream on top!) when I was pregnant. You can imagine how much weight I put on. Enjoy your 99. :)

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  24. I love Ronaldo Ice-cream, I've had their gooseberry and their blackcurrant ones and they were delicious. I wish we could get their ice-cream down here! I love the ice-cream parlour at Sheringham; I had Christmas Pudding ice-cream last night we visited - I'm working my way through their menu! :)
    Best wishes, Pj x

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  25. Hope to meet up with this boat, what a fantastic idea and service. I will keep my eyes peeled for this one, we often travel these waters. Thanks

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  26. Almost any homemade ice-cream with fruit ... otherwise Hagan Das Cookies and cream! Yum

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  27. MMMM I shall bear this in mind next week! My favourite ice cream of all is cornish vanilla ice cream....reminds me of childhood holidays :)
    Enjoy your 99 and have a great weekend.
    Helen x

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  28. Mmmmmm! Thanks for the tip/excuse!!! ;-)
    My favourite's chocolate - but it MUST be covered in oodles of chocolate sauce too!!!
    Carly
    x

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  29. Bet they're dressed differently this week1

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  30. I love your ice-creamy facts! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Love katie xx

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  31. Just wanted to pop in and say thanks so much for your comments on my last couple of posts. Has been such a horrible couple of weeks but the support from my blog friends has been great and I really appreciate it xxx p.s what a cute boat! Jenny x

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