For our next special selection this month, we feature a large variety of ice cream bowls! This perfect summertime collection includes ice cream bowls from patterns like Happy Birthday, Sunburst, Evening Sun, Rainforest and others from companies like Certified International, Sango, Pfaltzgraff, and Joseph Abboud. Prices for these beautiful and versatile bowls range from just $3.99 to $13.99!
Now (and especially appropriate for this summertime newsletter), a brief history of ice cream: Legend has it that in the 1st century A.D., Roman Emperor Nero would send runners to gather snow from the mountains, then enjoy his frozen treat topped with fresh fruit. It wasn’t until the 17th century, however, that ice cream is thought to have become a dairy product. King Charles I of England (well before his beheading and the rule of Oliver Cromwell and the puritanical Roundheads,) indulged himself and members of his court with a secret dessert prepared by his chef.
After Charles I was executed in 1649, his chef astutely gave up the recipe, and soon nobility in Europe were enjoying “creme ice,” that is, ice cream. Although it was a delicacy available primarily for the rich in Europe and England, the popularity of ice cream soon spread to the Colonies. Thomas Jefferson had a special recipe for vanilla ice cream, George Washington is said to have paid a handsome sum for a specific recipe, and James and Dolley Madison served the treat at their second inaugural ball in 1813. Because of the amount of work involved in making it (ice had to be cut from frozen rivers and ponds and stored, not to mention the elbow grease required to make the frozen confection by hand), ice cream remained a delicacy available primarily to those who could afford to pay servants to make it for them.
That changed in 1843, when a woman named Nancy Johnson filed for a U.S. patent for her “hand-cranked freezer.” Johnson sold the rights to her patent to William Young, and other individuals quickly introduced improvements. The new hand-cranked ice cream churn made smoother ice cream much more quickly than previous methods. And it made the treat available to a broad range of households. Small businesses sprang up to sell ice cream locally. But it was Jacob Fussell of Baltimore, MD, who was the first to manufacture and distribute ice cream on a large scale. His first factory opened in Seven Valleys, PA, in 1851. Two years later, he moved the facility to Baltimore. Later he opened factories in other cities. With Fussell’s efforts and the work of other producers, the cost of ice cream was reduced, spreading its popularity and creating a treat enjoyed the world over.
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