Ice cream is an excellent source of food energy. The fact that its ingredients are almost completely assimilated makes ice cream a desirable food for growing children and for those looking to put on weight. At the same time, the controlled use of ice cream is also suitable for those who need to reduce or do not wish to put on weight.
Very few other foods contribute so much food value in as attractive a form as ice cream does. As in all aspects of healthy eating though, variety and moderation are important.
The first frozen dessert is credited to Emperor Nero of Rome. It was a mixture of snow, nectar, fruit pulp and honey.
Ice cream is a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours. Most varieties contain sugar, although some are made with other sweetners.
The ice cream cone’s invention is said to have begun at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. An ice cream vendor there reportedly didn’t have enough dishes to keep up with demand, so he teamed up with a waffle vendor who rolled his product into “cornucopias.” Thus, the first ice cream cone!
Before the development of the modern refrigerator, ice cream was a luxury reserved for special occasions.