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Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Tell Me Why |

When Was Ice Cream Invented?

When Was Ice Cream Invented?

Ice cream isn’t a new treat. We know that Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. Biblical references also show that King Solomon was fond of iced drinks during harvesting.

In ancient Rome, the Emperor Nero sent runners into the mountains for snow, which his chefs mixed with honey, fruit and juices for his frozen desserts.

When Marco Polo returned from his famous journey to the Orient at the end of the thirteenth century, he brought with him a recipe for a kind of sherbet made from fruit juices and milk.

It was said that people there had been eating it for thousands of years. Centuries later, European chefs experimented with ice-cream recipes to invent the dairy Ice Cream we eat and enjoy today.

Content for this question contributed by Ray Crossgrove, resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA