Sunday, July 4, 2021

First ice cream business in United States

The first official account of ice cream in the New World comes from a letter written in 1744 by a guest of Maryland Governor William Bladen. The guest who was British colonists wrote about the delicious strawberry flavored ice cream he had while dining there.

Philip Lenzi, a confectioner, make an announcement in a New York newspaper that he had had just arrived from London and would be offering for sale various confections, including ice cream.

He made an ice cream and advertised it for sale in New York beginning in 1774. Ice cream remained an expensive delicacy, available only in confectionaries and caf├ęs, for many years.

He created the first advertisement for ice cream which appeared in New York Gazette on May 12, 1777, when he announced that ice cream was available "almost every day" at his shop.

It was not until 1851 that ice cream became available on the wholesale market. Jacob Fussell of Baltimore added ice cream, to his line of wholesale dairy products, built the first ice cream manufacturing plant in Baltimore, and later expanded his business to Washington, D.C., New York and Boston.
First ice cream business in United States

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