Ice cream and summertime go together like kids and puppies.
Ice cream showed up in the Archaemenid Empire around 500 BCE. The Persians came up with their version of ice cream as a chilled concoction of rose water and vermicelli (for royalty). Ancient Greeks ate snow mixed with honey and fruit. Frozen milk and rice was the sweet treat in China. The Roman Emperor Nero ordered ice from the mountains brought to him and he ate it with fruit toppings. From there, ice cream became a popular dessert of the European aristocracy, including Catherine de’ Medici and Charles 1 of England.
Ice cream recipes became increasingly popular in England in the 18th century. This is a recipe for making ice cream that was published in ‘Mrs. Mary Eales’s Receipt’ (London, 1718)…
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