Some Ice Cream Trivia.
Ice cream was made available to the general public for the first
time in France at a cafe in 1670. (France also gave us bon-bons and crepe suzette amongst other
In 1700 the delectable treat was historically documented as being
enjoyed in America. This date was in a letter written by a guest of William
Bladen, Maryland’s governerat the time. However, Ice
cream was enjoyed in the Far East and Europe for over a thousand years, before
the U.S. even existed. A popular legend is that, in the first century, a Roman
emperor commanded his slaves to run up to the mountains to collect ice and snow.
The flavored ices supposedly preceded the ice cream we know and love today.
The average number of licks it takes to polish off one single-scoop
on an ice cream cone is about fifty.
In 1904, a New York City ice cream seller is reported to have
invented the cone. He ran out of serving cups, so he asked a nearby waffle
vendor to make some thin waffles to wrap around his scoops of ice cream. In 1903
he patented his cone idea and they were a big hit at the World’s Fair the