State Symbols of Missouri

Ice Cream

The State Dessert

The ice cream cone became the state of Missouri's official dessert on August 28, 2008. The 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis was the birthplace of the treat and has become a staple at many community events across the state, such as the State Fair. The University of Missouri-Columbia has played a large role in the development of ice cream products for over a century. Missouri presently ranks tenth in ice cream production. (RSMo 10.180)