Experiments to flavour snow with honey, fruit and nuts first took place in the ancient times in the east, in China and Greece, In 50 AD.
Water ices from asia
The emperor Nero was sending slaves to collect snow to make his sorbets and in the 13th century, Marco Polo brought back recipes for water ices from Asia.
First iced desserts
But the first recorded iced desserts, made by freezing milk, cream, and eggs,
were made in Italy in the 16th century.
The first recipes of ice cream
The recipes were then taken secretly
to the courts of France and England in the 17th century and eaten only by
The most famous italian ice creams
The Italians were the most famous ice cream makers
in Europe, but ice cream was also very popular in the
United States of America.
The first ice cream churn machine
America. In 1843, Nancy Johnson invented the first ice-cream churn (machine), and in 1851 the first factory-made ice cream was produced by American dairyman Jacob Fussel. Immediately, ice cream became cheaper and very popular.
The first ice cream cone
The first ice-cream cone was patented by Italo
Marchioni in New York in 1896.
The chocolate ice cream
The choc-ice was invented by American confectioner Christian K. Nelson. Nelson watched a boy in a shop having problems deciding between ice cream and chocolate. He experimented with ways of combining the two, and in 1921, the first ‘choc ice’ was launched.
Nowadays, there are hundreds of
varieties of ice creams and frozen