Facts About Ice Cream
Claire Miles - July 7, 2022

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

We all love ice creams all year round but have we ever questioned how the recipe came into existence. You can always have ice creams during the summer heat while you can also experience the chill during the winter cold. Today the ice cream companies have curated a flavor for each one of you. It all started in China in 3000 BCE.

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The idea of ice cream originated in China where people crushed ice and added topics over it. This was the simplest form of ice cream yet loved by people from around the world. Initially, it was just formed over the Saharan Desert when temperatures dropped so Chinese people thought that it was a local dessert. However, when the Greeks learned about it, they added a twist by incorporating wine and honey to sweeten the ice which meant step 2 in ice cream production. The Persians were the beginners in adding cream and milk to ice cream in 400 BC. They added vermicelli and milk with ice to form a more dense yet better ice cream flavor.

Royals were introduced to saffron and vermicelli ice cream which became a staple there. However, we all know that Italy’s ice cream has been one of the most popular and wanted desserts. How did it ever reach there? All thanks to Marco polo when he decided to travel around the world. He got so inspired by the Chinese way of making ice cream that he took the recipe to Italy where Italians refined the recipe. Initially, the ice cream was more of a royal thing where only kings and queens were allowed to taste the elite dessert. However, when it reached Italy many locals copied the idea.