was used by the ancient civilizations. They used it to preserve food, cool
food, in recipes and deserts. It is worth to mention that first ice stores were
situated in Mesopotamia 4000 years ago. It is
well known that ice was used in various deserts. Old books mention that
pharaohs used their slaves for bringing them ice and snow from mountains. In Greece this
idea was developed further. In their markets they had been selling cones of ice
with honey and fruits in them. Other sources tell that the idea and recipes for
using ice for making deserts came from China long before that.
in processing and storing ice were Persians. They even created refrigerators,
in which ice was stored. They could store ice in them even in the hottest days
of summer. The refrigerator itself was a hole on the ground with special
ventilation, which provided the appropriate temperature.
should mention that west Europe learned for
the ice cream much later (13th century). The man who introduced Europe with this desert was called Marc OPolo. During
one of his travels he met a Mongolian khan who gave him a recipe for making fruit
ice cream. Of course, unknown until that period, this pleasure became very
popular and also became a part of the meal of the European men (in the
beginning only wealthy people and aristocrats could afford it). For around 100
years this desert gained so much popularity that it was written in books with
recipes. Companies which produced ice cream were made. There were even gourmet recipes which were kept as state secrets.
Ice cream recipe
Ice-cream with raisins and rum
Pour the rum upon the raisins and leave
them for one night. Warm the milk up in a small utensil. Beat the eggs with
sugar in separate bowl. Slowly add the warm milk to them(do not stop stirring).
Leave aside to cool down at room temperature. Add cream and freeze. Put soaked
in rum raisins before freezing.