Frozen Dessert and Ice Cream History
Persian Empire invented it, Roman Empire embraced it, Muslim chemists revolutionized it, Renaissance Europe popularized it, and modern day industry enabled everyone to experience it. This is the journey of ice cream through our history.
History of the ice cream spans the period of last two and a half thousand years, during which they managed to push the boundaries of technological knowledge, fashion and culinary finesse.
Ice cream timeline covers the entire span of the modern human civilization. They first appeared in ancient Persian Empire, traveled to Rome, China, received massive advancement in 10th century Middle East, returned to Renaissance Europe and from them conquered entire world. And that was just the beginning.
Italian made Gelato today represents one of the most popular ice cream types in the world. Here you can find out more about its origins, the way it is made, and how it managed to capture imagination of Italian public.
19th century was a turning point in the history of Ice cream, a time when the falling price of this frozen desert finally enabled spreading of ice cream across entire world. One type of ice cream was especially responsible for this expansion, and this is its story.
As first ice cream that was ever created, Sorbet is regarded the most important frozen desert ever made and a starting point of the ice cream industry that we know today. Find out more about its long journey through history here.