ICE CREAM – A Very Cold History

ICE CREAM – A Very Cold History

The origins of ice cream can be traced back to at least the 4th century B.C. Early references of the Roman emperor Nero suggest that he ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings. King Tang of China had a method of creating ice and milk concoctions. Ice cream was likely brought from China back to Europe when over time, recipes for ices, sherbets, and milk ices evolved and served in the fashionable Italian and French royal courts.

After the dessert was imported to the United States, it was served by several famous Americans. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson served it to their guests. The first ice cream parlor in America opened in New York City in 1776. American colonists were the first to use the term “ice cream”. The name came from the phrase “iced cream” that was similar to “iced tea”. The name was later abbreviated to “ice cream” the name we know today.

Age: 5-12

Date: August 24th 2011

Time: 10-12 PM 

Admission: $10 Per child

The final stage of our Taste of History Adventures, The History of Ice Cream. We will discouver the early versions of ice cream, go on a ice cream taste test scavenger hunt and then have a go at making our own ice cream treats. Call now at 506-455-6041 and fill out the registration form at http://yorksunburymuseum.com/content/218155for your chance to discover, a taste of history! This elaborate history deserves celebrating!

About frederictonregionmuseum

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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