Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 15 Most Popular Ice Cream Flavors: The Winner May Surprise You!

15 Most Popular Ice Cream Flavors: The Winner May Surprise You!


1. Vanilla (29%)

Vanilla as a flavor was first recorded as used in food by the Aztecs during the 1500’s. It was introduced to the Spanish conquistadors when they traveled across Mesonamerica. The Spanish were transfixed by the many ways vanilla was used in traditional Indian food and drinks, which is why the Spanish brought the vanilla bean back to Spain and throughout Europe by the 1600’s.

Vanilla ice cream was thought to have been invented in Asia in the fourteenth century. Ice cream making spread from East to Europe when Moors and Arabs traveled to Spain and refrigeration became prominent in Europe. By the early 18th century, Italians and French were making vanilla ice cream, or frozen vanilla desserts by making smooth iced concoctions blended with sugar, eggs, and egg yolks in the recipe. The first ice cream recipes recorded by the French in the early eighteenth century did not include egg yolks.

Looking for other cool articles? Check out these:

20 Foods Proven to Boost Energy

10 Best Foods for a Radiant Glow!

10 Convincing Reasons Why Coffee is Good for You!

 

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat
  • 12 Superfruits for the Perfect Morning Smoothie
    If you’re starting a new weight loss program or just looking to feel better on a day-to-day basis, it’s a good idea to pack more fruit in to your diet.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Superfoods That Cause Major Bloating
    You’ve committed to eating a healthier diet, swapping whole grains for white breads and pastas and even opting for meatless meals a few weeknights each week.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Introducing 5 Exotic and Nutrient-Loaded Super Foods
    So many new foods to try—so little time. The next time you’re at your local grocer or organic foods market, sample some unknown bounty.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Wild Foods You Have to Try
    You’re out on a walk in the woods and you come across a delicious-looking leafy green, mushroom, or berry.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Super Antioxidant Rich Foods
    What are antioxidants, and why are they good for us? Antioxidants are natural substances that can limit, or stop the damage free radicals wreak on our bodies, basically stabilizing...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Super Healthy Seeds for Your Diet
    When it comes to super foods, these seven seeds offer an array of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants that boost bodies and prevent chronic diseases to boot!
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • What Super Food Are You?
    It seems like wherever you turn—the television, the Internet, or the local market—you’re being inundated with super foods.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 November Farmer's Market Super Food Finds
    Ok, so you’ve flipped the calendar to November. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on fresh, farmer’s market produce in favor of frozen, canned, and jarred...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Looking Past Appearances: 8 Ugly Super Foods
    What sounds scarier, slicing open a slimy passion fruit to pick out the snot-colored seeds—or filling your body full of processed, convenience foods jam-packed with artificial...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Foods That Are Healthier When Eaten Raw
    If someone asked you to name your favorite food, chances are you’d reply with something—like cake, steak, or French fries—that requires at least some cooking.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Superfoods from Grandma's Kitchen
    Do you think for a second that your grandma and grandpa ate chia seeds? Seriously, the concept of “clean eating” wasn’t even in their vocabulary.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Foods That Deserve a Healthier Reputation
    It’s January and that means lots of New Year’s resolutions about eating better, exercising more, and losing weight.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Incredible Health Benefits of Eating Cherries
    The cherry is one of the most delicious and iconic fruits available. Cherries are simply excellent in desserts – like pies and pastries – smoothies, salads, or on their own.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Goodness of Chia Seeds
    You’ve probably heard a lot of hype around chia seeds. This so-called super food really does live up to its reputation.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Harmoniously High Fiber Foods
    We all know that fiber is an important component of a healthy diet. However, we might not know exactly why?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice