Even though ice cream (or a form of it) has been around for over 4000 years, people never tire of coming up with new flavors or new ways of perfecting it. That is one of the great things about ice cream — that and the fact that it’s just a joy to eat.
Chill is a love letter to our favorite dessert. Beyond that, doing the research, coming up with the flavors, writing, and photographing was just the type of challenge we were looking for. Not to mention, it was also a lot of fun. In the end, I think we came up with about 40 different flavors and had to make most of them multiple times to get them right. That's a lot of ice cream and we became very popular with the neighbors.
Get the PDF version of Chill for free!Download
"I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream."
— Heywood Broun
In the 1920s, the immigrants that arrived at Ellis Island were given ice cream as part of a “Welcome to America” meal. Many of them tried to spread it on bread because they thought it was frozen butter.
Some say the ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 when an ice cream vendor named Arnold Fornachou ran out of dishes. Another vendor, Ernest Hamwi, gave him some thin waffle-type pastries to serve his ice cream in. Others say it was Italo Marciony, a street vendor who sold homemade lemon ice on Wall Street in New York. He was losing money because he was serving his ice cream in glasses which people would either break or walk off with. He came out with the idea of making edible containers and was granted a patent in 1903.