Who Invented Ice Cream?
Can you cite your source relating to Mussolini’s supposed ban on ice cream? I have long been a student of that era of Italian history and have never heard or read anything about that. I do know, however, that gelato (ice cream) was definitely made, advertised and sold in Italy during the 1920s and 1930s.
Hi, Don. Two books that were of great help to us were Ice Cream by Robert T. Marshall and Everybody Loves Ice Cream: The Whole Scoop on America’s Favorite Treat by Shannon Arnold. Neither provides details about ice cream being made in Italy, but that Mussolini declared the treat “too American” and banned it.
Ok, this is VERY ANNOYING! I came here to find out what flavors ice-cream (BESIDES choc & vanilla) were available in the 1930s because Google returned this and of course: NO ANSWERS, just like in the rest of websites this articles copies. UGH! At least I can leave my comment here.
You could try looking up the major manufacturers at that time. In my research, I came across the history of Haagen Dazs and how they first came out with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee ice cream.
First ice cream invented by Persian, Persia or current Iran was a hot country and it was a common eating practice between royals to eat cold things such as ice cream. Even today if you go to cities such as yazd in central Iran you can find some place which they used to store ice. Its a very bad habit when it comes to ancient times just referring anything to Rome or Greece.
The original source is The 2004 Old Farmer’s Almanac, and it later ran in abbreviated form in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids Volume 2. Hope this helps!