WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Wednesday, 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 over 19 pounds, including low fat types. Making ice cream and frozen desserts is a $7.8 billion a year business. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 3861
Joseph Crowe announcement/accessed 4/4/2016:
1910 consumption: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 p. 331
Current consumption/accessed 4/4/2016: http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Dairy_Data/pcconsp_1_.xlsx
Ice cream and frozen dessert receipts/NAICS 311520: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2014/31GS101//naics~311520
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion 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 "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau