Monday, April 11, 2011

I is for Ice Cream....

   On my recipe blog Grandmom's Recipes. Today I have a Ice cream recipe. So to go along with the Ice Cream theme and the fact that the high temprature is suppose to be 88°. So did I just sleep through spring and wake up in summer????   But I digress...What I was going to say is, it seems like the perfect time to share a time line of the History of Ice Cream.

So grab an ice cream cone, sit back and enjoy...

The History of Ice Cream

1000 B.C. The Emperors of China enjoy snow ice cream.

62 A.D.   Roman Emperor Nero sends slaves to get snow for his
                ice cream.
1295      Marco Polo gives Italy a new snow ice cream.

1533      Catherine de Medici takes ice cream to France.

1600      Charles I takes a recipe for ice cream to England.

1700      Governor Bladen of Maryland, who was from England, 
                served ice cream at his home in the colonies.

1776      First ice cream palor in America opens in New York City.

1812      Dolly Madison served ice cream to White House Guests.

1843      Nancy Johnston invents the hand cranked ice cream freezer.

1903      Italo Marchinony invents the ice cream cone.

1904      Ernest Hamwi makes waffle cones at the St.Louis World Fair.

1919      Christian Kent Nelson invents the "I-Scream Bar". Mrs. Stover
               wife of Russell Stover the local chocolate producer suggested 
               the name "Eskimo Pie"

1922      The Good Humor Bar is invented. It was the first Ice Cream Bar 
               on a stick. It was originally known as
               "Good Humor Ice Cream Suckers"

1946      The first Baskin-Robbins ice cream store opens in California.

1983      Cookies 'N Cream is invented.


Stephanie V said...

Thanks for the good info! I'm not a big ice cream fan but I do like sorbets and even shave ice. Guess I'm still back there in time with the snow cones.

Arlee Bird said...

Yay ice cream. Best "I" word so far. Never realized that Baskin-Robbins had been around so long.

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Theres just life said...

Hi Stephanie, I like sorbets and snow cones myself. I even bought a ice cream maker just to make sorbets.
Hi Arlee, Nice to see you here. Baskin-Robbins has been around since there was single didget flavors.

Lauracea said...

Oh naughty girl. I just adore ice-cream and that picture at the end has me reaching for my purse and heading off to the shopping centre. And I'm on a diet!
Great post and happy A-Z.

Rhonda@laugh-quotes said...

Wow, ice cream has been around for more than 1000 years. Pretty cool.

Theres just life said...

Hi Lauracea, Sorry but parking at the back of the lot and walking in will burn off some of the calories.
Hi Rhonda it just goes to show you the good things always last.

nutschell said...

hi there new follower here!
first of all, what an informative post! secondly, thanks for making me drool! that picture just makes me crave for ice cream right about now. great meeting you through the a-z

Matthew Vanacore said...

Who knew ice cream had such a long and unique history. Great job pointing this out to me, as now I have an insatiable craving for ice cream! The picture really sealed my fate. The frozen section of the grocery store will be my next stop!

Laura Eno said...

Of course, the most important date there is when Cookies n Cream was invented... ;)