Ice Cream History

Topics: Ice cream, Ice cream soda, Ice cream cone Pages: 3 (734 words) Published: November 26, 2012
Nick Fri****
Speech 8th
Informational Speech
History of Ice Cream
Welcome everyone, I'm going to be talking to you about the history of ice cream. The beginning of Ice Cream History:
-There was many stories that were told about who created ice cream and when it was created.

-The most popular myth is that a Roman Emperor named Nero had his slaves fetch him snow from the mountains and had honey, or fruit toppings poured over it. However, pouring honey over snow is not actually making ice cream.

-Ice cream was most likely brought from China back to Europe, because of King Tang from China, had a method of creating ice and milk combinations. Over time, recipes for ices, sherbets, and milk ices evolved from the French and the Italians.

-After the dessert was imported to the United States, it was given to a lot of famous people, like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. And it was even recorded that in the 1700's, that the Governor of Maryland served ice cream to his guests.

-The first ice cream parlor in America opened in New York City in 1776. American colonists were the first to use the term “ice cream”. The name came from the term “iced cream” which was similar to “iced tea”. But the name was soon abbreviated to ice cream. (Show Photo 3)

Methods & Technology:
-The method of using ice mixed with salt to lower and control the temperature of ice cream ingredients during its making was a major breakthrough in ice cream technology.

-In 1846, Nancy Johnson created the hand-cranked freezer that established the basic method of making ice cream still used today. (Show Photo 1)

-Before the hand-cranked freezer, Ice cream was made by hand in a large bowl placed inside a tub filled with ice and salt. This was called the pot-freezer method. The hand-cranked freezer of course was better, and it produced smoother ice cream in a much quicker time.

Ice Cream Sodas:
-In the 1870's adding ice cream to soda was...
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