For over a century, Americans have been enjoying ice cream on a cone. Whether it’s a waffle cone, a sugar cone or a wafer cone, what better way to enjoy a double scoop of your favorite flavor?
The first ice cream cone was produced in 1896 by Italo Marchiony. Marchiony, who emigrated from Italy in the late 1800s, invented his ice cream cone in New York City. He was granted a patent in December 1903.
While July is National Ice Cream month, most of us consume the sweet treat as often as we can. The average American consumes almost 22 pounds of ice cream per year and U.S. companies make more than 872 million gallons.