What Is The Origin Of Ice Cream Essay

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Ice cream is said to have started in many time periods and places. However, the funny thing is due to it starting in many places, it means that there is not just one creator of ice cream but many reaching as far back as the second century B.C. Alexander the Great was said to have, at one point in time, enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. There have also been some biblical references which say that King Solomon was fond of ice drinks during harvest time. Later on, during 54-68 A.D., it is said that during the Roman Empires time, Nero Claudius Caesar sent runners or slaves to the top of the mountains to fetch snow which was then mixed with nectar, fruit pulp, honey or wine. This was probably closer to the Italian ice we have today, rather than ice cream as we know it. A few years later, sometime between 618 and 907 A.D., during…show more content…
This was invented by the Italians and the English around the same time, so neither of the two can make any strong claims as to who was first. During the 17th century, cream ice was gaining a lot of popularity in England, as it appeared regularly at the table of King Charles the 1st. Soon, it started showing up in France, along with other sweet frozen delights sometime in 1553 thanks to an Italian named Catherine de Medici, who became the wife of Henry the 2nd of France. Around the year 1660, ice cream was finally made available to the general public and not just royalty; however, it still wasn’t available to the lower class and only to the elite. Eventually, a Sicilian named Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli came up with a new recipe for cream ice which is now called ice cream, included blending milk, cream, butter, and eggs together. This was first sold in a place called café Procope, which was the first café in Paris. (International Dairy Food Association)
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