Invented Who Invented Ice Cream?
origins of ice cream go way back to the 4th century B.C.
when the Roman emperor Nero ordered ice to be brought from
the mountains and combined it with fruit toppings. In the
13th century, Marco Polo learned of the Chinese method of
creating ice and milk mixtures and brought it back to
Europe. Over time, people created recipes for ices,
sherbets, and milk ices.
a fashionable treat in Italy and France, and once imported
to the United States, ice cream was served by George
Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Dolley Madison.
Jefferson's favorite flavor was vanilla. Whatever flavor
ice cream you can make it by mixing cream, sugar, and
flavorings and then carefully lowering the mixture's
temperature until it sets.
discovery of using salt to control the temperature of the
ingredients, along with the invention of the wooden bucket
freezer with rotary paddles, were major breakthroughs in
the creation of ice cream as we know it. A Baltimore
company was the first to sell it to stores in 1851.
Finally, with the introduction of refrigerator-freezers
came the ice cream shop, which has become a symbol of
Congress Local Legacies Project
time it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry
pie in Kansas.
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