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How much do you really know about your favorite summer treat?

You might not be surprised to learn that vanilla is America’s favorite ice cream flavor or that chocolate syrup is the country’s most-popular topping, but we’ve rounded up some other fun facts you may not know about ice cream.

Ice Cream in World History

  • Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) is known to have loved snow flavored with nectar and honey.
  • The Roman Emperor Nero (54-68 A.D.) had ice and snow brought to him from the mountains, which he stored in special rooms under his palace so that he could top it with fruit to enjoy.
  • Marco Polo (1254-1324) tried ice cream while exploring China and brought the idea back to his native Italy.
  • Ice cream became available to the general population in France in 1660.

July 17, 2014 This post was written by Categories: Information Message No comments yet

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