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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 8

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

U.S. Census Bureau

CHURNING LOVE

Profile AmericaMonday, June 8th. One of the joys of summer and sins of consumption goes back to this date in 1786, when commercially made ice cream was first advertised in New York City. Until then, ice cream was a privately prepared treat, but the New York Post-Boy announcement stated that anyone "may be supplied with ice cream every day at the City tavern by their humble servant, Joseph Cowe." However, the supply was as limited as the technology of the age, and ice cream didn't become a widespread favorite until the advances in electrical power and refrigeration in the early 20th century. In 1910, Americans on average consumed a little less than two pounds of ice cream a year. Today, that figure is almost 19 pounds, including low fat types. Making ice cream and frozen desserts is a $7.7 billion a year business. Profile America is in  its 19th  year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 3861 
Joseph Crowe announcement:
http://todayinsci.com/Events/Foods/IceCreamOrigin.htm  
1910 consumption:  Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 p. 331
Current consumption/annual table: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/dairy-data.aspx 
Ice cream and frozen dessert receipts/NAICS 311520: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t#

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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