Ice Cream

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Ice Cream

  1. 1. ICE CREAM the coolest part of American culture
  2. 2. History <ul><li>4 th Century BCE: Roman emperor Nero served ice from the Apennine mountains with honey and fruit on top </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Century CE: King Tang of Shang adds milk to concoction </li></ul><ul><li>10 th Century CE: Arabs add sugar to the mix (thank Allah!) </li></ul><ul><li>Italy & France perfected recipes for sherbets, gelato, and ice milks over time </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly served by George Washington & Thomas Jefferson to guests </li></ul><ul><li>The first ice cream parlor in America opened in New York City in 1776. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Global Confection Connections Ice cream Kulfi Gelato Sorbet Dulce de leche helado Mochi Mavrodaphne Ais kacang Faloodeh … although ice cream is American, it definitely has its global counterparts!
  4. 4. American Fun Facts <ul><li>America ranks #1 in the top 10 countries for global consumption, as well as production. </li></ul><ul><li>1.55 billion gallons were produced in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Each American consumes a yearly average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream </li></ul><ul><li>The Northern Central states have the highest per capita consumption of ice cream at 41.7 quarts. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, California once again produced the most ice cream, followed by Texas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Minnesota. </li></ul><ul><li>90 percent of all American households purchase ice cream. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Oh, the Possibilities Here’s another taste of American culture: http://youtube.com/watch?v=3pn78rq24OU <ul><li>My personal favorites: </li></ul><ul><li>dulce de leche </li></ul><ul><li>stracciatella gelato </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ice Cream Now… <ul><li>Ice Cream of the Future… Now? </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own confections: </li></ul>
  7. 7. Recipe Book <ul><li>Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream recipe </li></ul><ul><li>1/2 pint (250ml) single/light cream </li></ul><ul><li>8 oz can of condensed milk </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract </li></ul><ul><li>Pour all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth. Transfer the whole mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Join in a cultural phenomenon and get some ice cream TODAY!

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