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Hacks 'n Facts

Hacks ’n Facts

Ice cream tips, tricks and facts that will change your life. Or at least the way you eat ice cream.

Place a mini marshmallow at the bottom of an ice cream cone to help avoid a drippy mess.

Cookies can be used as sprinkles.

Ever think of using cookies as sprinkles?

Simply crush some cookies, place them in a grinder and voila!

Use a cookie cutter with sprinkles.

When decorating with sprinkles, use a cookie cutter as a template to create shapes and designs!

Run your ice cream scoop under hot water before diving into your pint. Smoother scoops await!

Freeze ice cream into cubes and voila! A delicious way to cool down your hot cocoa.

Layer ice cream with whipped cream.

Layer ice cream with whipped cream for an easy, last-minute treat!

Ice cream sandwiches shaped like footballs.

A football cookie cutter makes ice cream sandwiches a super easy (and tasty) “Sundae” Night Football treat.

At your next party, try cutting your ice cream with a warm knife to simplify serving.

What’s better than coffee with cream and sugar? Coffee blended with ICE CREAM SANDWICHES. Thank us later.

Apple pie + milk + vanilla ice cream = milkshake!

All it takes is a slice of leftover pie, milk and vanilla ice cream, and you’ve got a tasty milkshake.

Three words: Orange. Creamsicle. Float.

No matter what soda floats your boat, we bet it will be delish when paired with ice cream. We especially love this Orange Creamsicle Float!

Add fruit to your ice cream by hollowing out an apple and using it as a bowl!

Fun Fact:

  • Blue Bunny® uses more than 8 million pounds of chocolate coating a year—the same weight as 194 whale sharks!
  • Blue Bunny® uses more than 130 million sticks a year for our treats—enough to lay end-to-end from New York to San Francisco and back again. (Mind. Blown.)
  • Blue Bunny® uses 396,295 pounds of pecans annually. That would fill almost 5,000 18-wheelers!
  • Blue Bunny® purchases 865,000 pounds of strawberries each year. That’s enough to make more than 250,000 strawberry pies! Now you know why we call it Double Strawberry!
  • Blue Bunny® makes more ice cream sandwiches in a year than it takes to stretch across the Great Wall of China one and a quarter times—more than 100 million sandwiches!
  • On average it takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone.
  • At one time, it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.
  • Chocolate syrup is the world's most popular ice cream topping.
  • More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week.
  • Waffle cones were invented at the 1904 World’s Fair when an ice cream vendor ran out of dishes.
  • Stacking all the Big Boppers produced in a year would tower over 500,000 feet—that’s more than 12 times higher than a plane in flight!
  • Our ice cream freezer is 12 stories high and a city-block long, making it one of the largest (and coldest) freezers in the world!
  • Blue Bunny® makes more than 50 million gallons of ice cream a year. That’s enough to fill 75 Olympic-size pools and still have some for yourself!
  • The average American enjoys 48 ice cream pints a year!
  • Did you know it would take 3,317 ice cream sandwiches to reach the top of the Sears (Willis) Tower?
  • 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.
  • The annual tonnage of chocolate ice cream bar coating would cover 47 football fields at a thickness of 1 inch. That’s more than 8 million pounds!
  • Blue Bunny® uses 396,295 pounds of pecans annually, which equals the combined weight of 5 adult humpback whales.
  • There are more than 150 million chocolate bunnies used in Bunny Tracks each year!
  • 1 in 10 people admit to licking the bowl clean after eating ice cream. 1 in 5 share with their pet!

Looking for more fun? Tickle your tastebuds with some delicious dessert recipes.