Famous People & Ice Cream
Many people all over the world love ice cream so it should come as no surprise
that amongst them are some very famous faces. Famous people
known to love ice cream
US Presidents Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Jefferson is believed to be the first American ever to write down a definitive ice cream recipe! Read more in this article entitled Ice Cream For Jefferson & 4th July and also my US Presidents Enjoy Ice Cream page.
More famous faces and what are understood to be their favorite ice cream flavors:
Movie superstar and modern day philanthropist, Jackie is understood to like chocolate ice cream. In an interview he was once asked what it felt like being in love and he replied "Ice cream!"
Elvis is reported to have had a fondness for 2 ice creams ... Chocolate Milkshake Ice Cream and Peach Ice Cream
Other celebrities with a connection to ice cream include ....
Cesar Millan - a great ambassador for dogs and dog welfare, Cesar also happens to have great taste when it comes to ice cream! Read my Blog Of Ice Cream special feature - Dog Whisperer ice cream
Eddie Murphy - US stand-up comedian and comic actor. Eddie developed a great skit in his stage performance where he does a brilliantly funny impression of himself as a child getting an ice cream cone from his local ice cream truck, only to then drop it on the floor whilst showing off to friends.
Roald Dahl the famous children's writer wrote about his fantasy of an ice cream that never melts in his most famous story 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory'.
Laurel & Hardy used ice cream in several, key comedy scenes including the famous 'Moustachio Ice Cream' sketch from their short movie entitled 'Come Clean' made in 1931. Read the Laurel & Hardy’s Ice Cream Scene
John Wayne worked as a teenager in an ice cream shop.
Phil Hellmuth - The Poker Brat. Phil Hellmuth is one of the best poker tournament players in the world. However, he is most known for his bad temper and for crying out like a little child who just dropped an ice cream on the ground when he loses a pot in a poker game.
Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Former British Prime Minister, also has an interesting connection with ice cream. She was part of a 1950's research team working for a British ice cream manufacturer looking into ways in which ice cream manufacture could be improved and be made more profitable. The team came up with the idea of adding more air into the ice cream which meant that manufacturers would use less ingredients to produce the same amount thus increasing profitability. It wasn't just the ice cream makers that benefited though because the ice cream produced became really popular - a soft serve ice cream which the public loved the texture of.
Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft and possibly the world's most generous philanthropist is reported to occasionally stop for an ice cream bar when travelling from Redmond (Washington) over Rose Hill. There's an interesting anecdote about Microsoft Employees who were treated to free ice cream back in 1990 courtesy of a computer store chain. It was apparently following the shipment of Windows 3.0 which proved a massive success that Egghead (computer store chain) is believed to have sent trucks with free ice cream over to Microsoft's offices so that the employees could all enjoy an ice cream bar to celebrate the success.
Marlon Brando, the legendary actor, was known to love ice cream and at one time is reported to have been seen buying 5 gallons at a time.
There are many connections of ice cream with famous people. Here are some more pages which I wrote:
Ice cream in entertainment ~ Ice cream in movies ~ Movie stars and ice cream ~ Ice cream inspired by celebrities