history of ice cream

The history of ice cream is the story of one of the greatest gastronomic successes of all time

The history of ice cream it is quite long and complex.

You know where this specialty spread widely and found wide acclaim from the public?

A Naples, naturally.

The rest, as known, gastronomy has always been an important part of Neapolitan culture and ice cream, which from the beginning represented a tasty and refreshing delicacy capable of conquering young and old, he found fertile ground for his success in the alleys and squares of the city of Campania.

Ciò accadde nel corso del eighteenth century.

Il grande scrittore tedesco Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832), nel suo celebre Viaggio in Italia, ci ha lasciato un meraviglioso affresco della Napoli dell’epoca e dei venditori di sorbetti che la popolavano.

L’artista narra degli ambulanti che si potevano incontrare ai bordi delle strade, the so-called acquaioli, which, muniti dell’immancabile sorbettiera piena di ghiaccio, con un mestolo versavano il gelato in piccole coppe che gli avventori acquistavano.

In this way you could comfortably enjoy the sorbet while walking.

There are numerous prints eighteenth-century that wonderfully attest to this happy phase in the history of ice cream.

And the Neapolitan one, not that it amazes us, it must have been very good if it could conquer even Goethe's refined palate! (photo: lavocedimaruggio.it).