The American Dream Of Ice Cream
It started with…snow
It seems that ice cream had humble beginnings. In fact, the first form of ice cream may have been sweetened snow. Alexander the Great was a fan of this icy creation, and added honey and other natural sweeteners to his snow to enjoy. In Roman times, Nero Claudius Caesar preferred fruit juice on his snow. This evolved over the years into what we now know as sorbet, which Marco Polo helped create. Around the 16th century sorbet gave way to ice cream, which was actually christened “cream ice.” Finally, in the 1600s, cream ice was no longer reserved for royals. Everyone got a taste of the goodness when it went on sale to the public in cafes. The cream ice was made with fresh milk, butter, and eggs, and served to cafe patrons in Paris, France. Of course, something as good as ice cream can’t be kept quiet for long, so the idea migrated to the United States in 1744. George Washington was a fan of ice cream and had it made fresh at Mount Vernon. Later on, Thomas Jefferson showed a keen interest in what we know today as Baked Alaska. Presidents weren’t the only fans of ice cream. By the 1850s, everyone got in on the creamy craze when technology allowed the storage and creation of ice cream in bulk.
So why are we so attached to ice cream? For many people, it’s the memories that come along with the dessert that fill us with a truly warm feeling. Remember the era of soda fountains? There weren’t too many things better than sharing an ice cream soda with that special someone.
A trip to the ice cream shop was always a treat. What fun it was to check out the numerous flavors behind the glass. The hardest part was picking the one that looked the most amazing. Finally, you got to enjoy the firm, cold texture of the treat on a hot day. Sometimes two scoops were needed if you couldn’t decide on one. Other times a brownie sundae with whipped cream and a cherry on top turned a bad day around.
Ice cream is equated with self comfort, happiness, and indulgence. Special occasions, such as birthdays and holidays, and even summertime in general make us clammer for the rich, creamy dessert.
We all scream…
Most parents know that a trip to the ice cream shop can serve to reward a child. Countless times have good behavior, good grades or a kind deed been acknowledged with ice cream. Some of us simply associate ice cream with one on one time with Mom or Dad, sharing a few precious moments.
Kids’ eyes practically light up when they see the rows of flavors, toppings, and syrups they have to choose from. These days, ice cream is a whole different ball game from the days of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Ice cream comes in gourmet, inventive flavors, such as Scout’s Honor Mint Cookie, Moose Tracks, and Galaxy Chocolate. Gorgeous, jaw-dropping cakes and pies can be created with ice cream. Specialty cones are served encrusted with candy, sprinkles, and nuts. The choices are unlimited.
Ice cream connects people. No matter what age you are, where you’re from, or what your favorite flavor is, there’s an ice cream just for you. Whether it’s a single scoop of vanilla on a cone, or a chocolate peanut butter cookie dough explosion with fudge sauce and brownies, it’s universal love.
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