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History of Ice cream
Transcript of History of Ice cream
History of Ice cream
500 BC-400 BC
No one knows the exact date for when ice cream was invented. In the past, ice cream used to be a luxury where only the rich and royal were able to eat. There's a saying that the people of the Persian Empire were the first to start making ice cream. It was said that they would pour grape juice over snow and eat it during hot summers. After a few years of pouring grape juice over snow, the Persians came up with other recipes for ice cream. It consisted of ice, rose water, vermicelli, saffron, fruits and other sweet flavors. All these ice creams were mostly served for the royal families.
It has been told by a myth that Roman Emperor Nero sent his slaves on top of mountains to fetch snow to mix with many sweet treats such as nectar and honey. As we can all see, ice cream wasn't made by things that we use today, but instead made by the things that they could find. When people think of the words "ice cream", they may think of snow, but they probably didn't know that people literally used snow to make ice cream in the past.
200 AD - 1100s
As many people know, rice is one of China's staples. At the time, rice and milk were mixed together with ice to make ice cream that were consumed as summer treats. People used to use bowls and put all the ingredients in there and mix them all together without using any types of machines. This was the way ancient ice cream was made. In the 1100s, as economy started to develop and grow more and more, ice cream was sold around many places in China. Only the very wealthy could get to taste ice cream as well as royal families.
Marco Polo returns with a recipe and a tale for Ice cream, and Italy becomes very fascinated with his findings from the Middle East and Asia and starts the Age of Renaissance. Italy is credited for inventing the most original and popular flavor of all time: vanilla. They would take one vanilla bean and boil it in hot milk, then they would add sugar and cream, and freeze it until it became a smooth mixture called ice cream.
Although ice cream was widely consumed among the wealthy in China, only the wealthy could eat it so it wasn't a very popular food in China. On the other hand, Italy was one of the only places where ice cream remained popular among all people. When Catherine de'Medici married Henry II of France married, ice cream was then introduced to France. Slowly after ice cream was becoming popular in France, it started to spread all around Europe.
In 1744, American colonists brought ice cream and recipes from Europe and spreaded the recipes around America. On May 19, 1744, a group of VIP's dined at the home of Maryland Governor Thomas Bladen. There was a Scottish colonist present, who described "Dessert...Among the Rarities of which is was Compos'd, was some fine Ice Cream which, with the Strawberries and Milk, eat most deliciously." This is the first written account of ice cream consumption in the new colonies.
Up until September 9th, 1843, ice cream was made by a very ancient method, but it came to an nd when a new way was invented. People used to use the "pot freezer" method, but on this day, Nancy M. Johnson got her "artificial freezer" patented, which included things such as a tub, a cylinder, and a lid.
Grocery stores didn't start selling ice cream until the 1930's. Also, by the time of WWII, ice cream had become so popular that it turned into some type of an American symbol. Many factories are meant to produce and make ice cream through machines nowadays, and they sell them basically everywhere. There are many ice cream brands that have made there ways to the top by varieties of flavor and the good quality. Some included Haagen Dazs, Cold stone, and Movenpick.