So as the story goes, Alexander the Great was eating snow and ice flavored with Honey all the way back in the second century. Yada Yada Yada, a couple few years go by and now it's 16th century Italy. Catherine de Medici ( you know that name because she's from Florence - and we all know she LOVED spinach so much that a'la florentine means - with Spinach - I did a report about Catherine de Medici in school so I could go on and on, but I digress ) married King Henry II of France in 1553 and brought the creamy dessert for the elite to France. Then King Charles in England caught wind of the dessert he referred to as "Cream Ice". A few more, and then a few more after that years, it's 1777 in New York City, and ice cream starts appearing in advertisements. 1851 brings Industrial Revolution and all of its neat design and the spread of ice cream is born! Today, the annual production is 1.6 Billion (with a B) gallons of Ice Cream, with Vanilla still being the fav! With all of these fun little tidbits I throw out there every week.. y'all should be winning some awesome bar bets!
Ok, so fun time is over - I legit have to work at some point today :)
I have 3 Ice Cream recipe for you today. The first is a No Churn and Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream. Second is an Indian version of Ice Cream that's more of a custard. It's called a Kulfi. And the third is a nostalgic, bring you back to your 7th grade summer, Butterfinger Ice Cream. Time to get chilly with it!