Ice Cream Sweet Summer Treat
History • Mesopotamia has the earliest icehouses in existence, 4,000 years ago, beside the Euphrates River, where the wealthy stored items to keep them cold. • In 400 BC, Persians invented a special chilled pudding-like dish, made of rose water and vermicelli which was served to royalty during summers. • In 62 AD, the Roman emperor Nero sent slaves to the Apennine mountains to collect snow to be flavored with honey and nuts. • In the sixteenth century, the Mughal emperors used relays of horsemen to bring ice from the Hindu Kush to Delhi where it was used in fruit sorbets. • The first recipe for flavored ices in French appears in 1674, in Nicholas Lemery’sRecueil de curiositézrares et nouvelles de plus admirableseffets de la nature. • Ice cream recipes first appear in 18th century England and America. A recipe for ice cream was published in Mrs. Mary Eales's Receipts in London 1718.
Modern Ice Cream • Ice cream recipes first appear in 18th century England and America. A recipe for ice cream was published in Mrs. Mary Eales's Receipts in London 1718. • Ice cream was introduced to the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them. Confectioners sold ice cream at their shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.
Ice Cream Soda • The invention of the ice cream soda gave Americans a new treat, adding to ice cream's popularity. This cold treat was probably invented by Robert Green in 1874, although there is no conclusive evidence to prove his claim.
Ice Cream Sundae • The ice cream sundae originated in the late 19th century. Several men claimed to have created the first sundae, but there is no conclusive evidence to back up any of their stories. • Towns claiming to be the birthplace of the sundae include Buffalo, New York; Two Rivers, Wisconsin; Ithaca, New York; and Evanston, Illinois.
20th Century Companies • Howard Johnson • Baskin-Robbins • Dairy Queen • Carvel • Tastee-Freez • Ben & Jerry's • Häagen-Dazs
Around the World • Argentina – Helado • Ghana – FanMilk • India – Kulfi • Italy – Gelato • Philippines – Sorbetes • Turkey - Dondurma
How to Make Ice Cream • Put the ice cream ingredients in a bowl. • Put the bowl in a tub filled with ice and salt. • Mix the ingredients of the bowl vigorously.
New Inventions • Liquid Nitrogen • Dippin’ Dots • The preparation results in a column of white condensed water vapor cloud, reminiscent of popular depictions of witches' cauldrons. The ice cream, dangerous to eat while still "steaming," is allowed to rest until the liquid nitrogen is completely vaporized.
Top 10 Flavors • 1. Vanilla, 29%2. Chocolate, 8.9%3. Butter pecan, 5.3%4. Strawberry, 5.3%5. Neapolitan, 4.2%6. Chocolate chip, 3.9%7. French vanilla, 3.8%8. Cookies and cream, 3.6%9. Vanilla fudge ripple, 2.6%10. Praline pecan, 1.7%