A brief history of Gelato in Italy

Jul 29, 2015 1591

by Jonathan Bazzi

Starting from the ancient custom of storing food in the snow, over the centuries a taste developed for sweet drinks and cooled mixtures consumed at the beginning or end of a meal. A key step came with Eastern insights into artificial freezing methods.

With its resounding passion and interest in research from distant lands, Italy played an essential role in this rich series of historical dynamics marked by discovery and rediscovery. From ancient China to mass-produced ice cream, passing through the Renaissance courts and the migration of the early twentieth century, here is the origin of the world's most loved summer sweet: Italian gelato.

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