sk any American when summer starts and you will likely hear "Memorial Day" even though summer doesn't officially start until June 21. Summer conjures up memories of melting ice-cream cones, gooey banana splits, foamy root beer floats, and decadent hot fudge sundaes. Ice cream is and has been a favorite summer treat. And, wherever you may travel this summer, you're likely to find a version of it. In Italy, there's gelato. In India, there's kulfi. In Japan, it's mochi.
Although icy frozen treats have been around since ancient times according to biblical references in King Solomon's time, and historical references in Alexander the Great's day, it was actually the emperors of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD) who were credited with being the first to eat a frozen milk-like confection made with milk and flour. It wasn't until 1660 that ice cream became available to the general public when a Sicilian was credited with blending milk, cream, butter and eggs in a café in Paris.
he first ice-cream store opened in New York in 1790 and during that same summer George Washington became the first of a long line of US Presidents to clamor for its summer sweetness. Now, 9% of all US milk production is dedicated to ice cream. Are you ready to enjoy a summer scoop?
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