Cool History: Ice Cream, Gelato and Sorbet

Join author Francine Segan to discover the fascinating stories behind our favorite frozen treats—ice cream cones, banana splits, root beer floats, pie a la mode, Baked Alaska and more.

We’ll trace sweets history back centuries to the cool treats enjoyed by Emperor Nero, who allegedly invented the first slushy when he sent runners to mountain tops to harvest glistening snow which he ate flavored with fruit. Did you know that vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in the USA, accounting for over 25% of sales, with chocolate a distant second or Hawaii has an “ice cream bean” that tastes just like vanilla ice cream? Discover who invented the ice cream cone, why and the fascinating roles Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan played in ice cream history.











When: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $15
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Join author Francine Segan to discover the fascinating stories behind our favorite frozen treats—ice cream cones, banana splits, root beer floats, pie a la mode, Baked Alaska and more.

We’ll trace sweets history back centuries to the cool treats enjoyed by Emperor Nero, who allegedly invented the first slushy when he sent runners to mountain tops to harvest glistening snow which he ate flavored with fruit. Did you know that vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in the USA, accounting for over 25% of sales, with chocolate a distant second or Hawaii has an “ice cream bean” that tastes just like vanilla ice cream? Discover who invented the ice cream cone, why and the fascinating roles Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan played in ice cream history.

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