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History of Ice Cream

Growing up, I heard stories from my grandmother

how as a child , she and her family made Ice cream

at home in the province.

It is for personal use

and not for commercial purposes

It's hard to believe the story

How did she make ice cream

when in her youth,

there was no refrigeration

in their province

But I know my grandmother's stories were true

Because it was she herself who told me so

History of Ice cream:

Fun Ice cream info:

  • "The first ice cream parlor in America opened in New York City in 1776. American colonists were the first to use the term "ice cream." The name came from the phrase "iced cream," which was similar to "iced tea." The name was later abbreviated to "ice cream," the name we know today." source: ThoughtCo.

  • Augustus Jackson was a candy confectioner from Philadelphia who created several ice cream recipes and invented an improved method of manufacturing ice cream. And while he didn't technically invent ice cream, Jackson is considered by many to be the modern day "Father of Ice Cream."

  • Small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezers were invented in England by Agnes Marshall and in America by Nancy Johnson in the 1840s

  • Who brought ice to the United States first is unknown. Confectioners sold ice cream at their shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era. Ben Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson were known to have regularly eaten and served ice cream. Records, kept by a merchant from Catham street, New York, show George Washington spending approximately $200 on ice cream in the summer of 1790. The same records show president Thomas Jefferson having an 18-step recipe for ice cream. First LadyDolley Madison, wife of U.S. President James Madison, served ice cream at her husband's Inaugural Ball in 1813

  • the emperors of Tang Dynasty ( 618-907AD) enjoyed a chilled dessert made with flour, camphor, and water buffalo milk.

  • A Roman cookbook dating back to the 1st century includes recipes for sweet desserts that are sprinkled with snow.

  • There are Persian records from the second century for sweetened drinks chilled with ice

  • Kakigori is a Japanese dessert made with ice and flavoured syrup.

  • The technique of "freezing" is not known from any European sources prior to the 16th century. During the sixteenth century, authors made reference to the refrigerant effect that happened when salt was added to ice causing it to freeze. But it was not until the latter part of the seventeenth century that sorbets and ice creams were made using this process.

  • Source ( Wikipedia, PBS, ThoughtCO.)

I like varied flavors of Ice cream . Since I am on vacation in the tropics, Here are some tropical flavors I enjoy

Mango Ice cream


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