Cream of Ice History


            The origins of ice cream have been traced to the 4th century B.C. Some of the earliest records of ice cream were of the Roman Emperor, Nero (A.D. 37-68). Nero ordered Ice to be brought back from the mountains and fruit toppings be added to it. Also, King Tang (A.D. 618-97) of Shang, China had a technique of combining ice and milk concoctions. There is evidence that ice most likely was brought from China to the Kings, Emperors, and other leaders in Europe. Once Ice Cream was imported into America, many famous Americans including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Governor Bladen of Maryland, and Dolly Madison. The first Ice cream parlor in the US opened in 1776 in New York. American colonists were the first to use the term "ice cream". The name came from the phrase "iced cream" that was similar to "iced tea". The name was later abbreviated to "ice cream" the name we know today.  Nancy Johnson and William Young both created version of what is currently known as Hand-Cranked Freezers. British chemists created a technique of doubling the amount of air in ice cream creating soft ice cream.
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