Take a look with us under the hood of the history of ice cream - a sweet refreshment that is an integral part of summer. Frozen delicacies, which in the past were the prerogative of only kings and nobility, but now everyone can afford it.
History on ice
One of the first signs of this refreshing frozen dessert dates back to ancient Rome, when Emperor Nero ruled. At that time, it was snow brought by slaves from the mountains, which was drizzled with sweet syrup or honey. Some sources state that Marco Polo brought the recipe for the first ice cream to Europe from his travels in the Far East. In ancient Mongolia, sweetened drinks made of camel and goat's milk were prepared and frozen in the cold conditions there.
Let's skip the time to 1790 when Nancy Johnson invented the first ice cream maker in America, and then 100 years later this invention was patented. At that time, ice cream was made from egg yolks whipped with sugar and cream, and even then various fruits, cocoa, chocolate or vanilla were added to it. Jakob Fussel, a Baltimore milkman, can proudly consider himself the first founder of an ice cream factory. Lack of demand decided to revive the production of ice cream.
Several years have passed and the first ice cream cone, which was presented at the World's Fair in St. Petersburg, also saw the light of day. Luis by the Italian inventor Marcioni. The first ice cream on a wooden spatula, called popsicle, was made in 1921, and from there it was not far to sell frozen cream as we know it today. The machine, which produced ice cream on a stick automatically, was not built until 1936.
Commercial ice cream
The basic raw materials for the production of ice cream are milk, cream, butter, eggs, sugar and fruit. Unfortunately, nowadays some ice cream vendors want to save work and wallet and are preparing this refreshing delicacy from an ice cream mix. It is a powder or paste to which solid ingredients such as chocolate, pieces of fruit and nuts are added. However, the powder mixture has a very negative effect on the ice cream and, compared to honest ice cream, it has no chance. Fortunately, today, many small factories are being set up that make their ice cream honestly and not from powder.