We All Scream for Ice Cream!: The Scoop on America's Favorite Dessert

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HarperCollins, Jun 30, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages
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We eat it in cups or cones. We drink it in sodas or shakes. We like it slathered in hot fudge sauce, wallowing in whipped cream, or balancing atop a slice of pie. We love it all year round.

Ice cream was once so rare and expensive that it was considered the dessert of kings. So, how did this treat for the elite become America's favorite sweet?

  • When did people begin eating ice cream in cones?

  • What mysterious woman invented the ice cream freezer?

  • What is the story behind the Eskimo Pie?

  • Who is the ice cream man with the million-dollar tastebuds?

This flavorful history of everyone's favorite dessert begins in ancient Greece and travels all the way to ice-cream loving, modern-day America. From fun-loving inventors to far-out flavors, you'll discover hundreds of frosty facts--plus how to make your own ice cream, cones, and fudge sauce!

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Ice Cream in Ancient History
Dessert of Kings and Queens
Section TwoIce Cream in the New World

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About the author (2000)

Lee Wardlaw is the award-winning author of 20 books for young readers, including Bubblemania: The Chewy History of Bubble Gum and 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

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