It does not matter if it is winter or summer, there is no one who is able to refuse a scoop of their favorite ice cream flavor. We are very accustomed to eating ice cream but many of us might not know that its invention dates back to the time of Alexander the Great, who loved ice flavored with honey and nectar.
The discussion of the origin of ice cream has caused many historians to butt heads as some do not agree on the time of its invention, however, the first time the word ‘ice cream’ was written is believed to have been at a feast of King Charles II of England.
What was the first flavor of ice cream invented?
King Charles used to offer a sweet dish called ‘iced cream‘ at his meetings, whose recipe is a lot like what we understand today by ice cream. For the monarch, the ice cream recipe was a state secret, but when transcribing the recipe with the intention of adding orange water, the secret was leaked.
Orange ice cream was the first popular flavor
With time, the ice crossed the pond, and the first announcements of ice cream were in New York in May 1777. They say that President George Washington spent over$ 200 that summer on ice cream.
Ice cream recipe was already known by all, and in many household homemade ice cream was made. Even in schools pupils were taught how to make their own ice cream.
Without a doubt, ice cream is one of the favorite desserts regardless of age or race, but it was not until 1874 when this was popular and became the success that it is today. Now there are ice creams in all flavors imaginable and each time, surprise us with new flavors, although they are not very palatable (trout), they call for attention.