Ice Cream, the Great American Dessert

Ice cream, America’s favorite treat, has been around for a very long time. It may be America’s favorite treat, but ice cream did not originate in the United States. Ice cream has evolved throughout a history that goes back over 2000 years to around 200 B.C. In the 1st Century, Nero, the fifth and last Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (A.D. 37 – 68), ordered his slaves to bring ice back to him from the mountains. The ice which was used to make an iced mixture with his favorite…

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