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Ice cream in 1777???


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Ice cream in 1777???

Xavier | Jul 9, 2003 03:25 PM

This line from Ed Levine's as-usual excellent survey of ice cream in New York City contained this line:

"Indeed, the very first ice cream shop in America may have been in New York; on May 12, 1777, Phillip Lenzi placed an advertisement for his Manhattan ice cream shop in the New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury."

Wow. So how were they making ice cream in 1777??? Only in the winter???


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