The earliest frozen chocolate recipes were published in Naples, Italy in 1692 in Antonio Latini's The Modern Steward. Chocolate was one of the first ice cream flavors, created before vanilla, as common drinks such as hot chocolate, coffee, and tea were the first food items to be turned into frozen desserts. Hot chocolate had become a popular drink in seventeenth-century Europe, alongside coffee and tea, and all three beverages were used to make frozen and unfrozen desserts. Latini produced two recipes for ices based on the drink, both of which contained only chocolate and sugar. In 1775, Italian doctor Filippo Baldini wrote a treatise entitled De sorbetti, in which he recommended chocolate ice cream as a remedy for various medical conditions, including gout and scurvy.
Chocolate ice cream became popular in the United States in the late nineteenth century
Very Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
Since frozen hot chocolate was the first known chocolate ice cream why not try it? It is DELICIOUS!
Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate (perhaps the most famous frozen hot chocolate around)
If you are in New York City and on or near the Upper East Side, visit Serendipity (I highly recommend making a reservation) or bring it into your own home!
Have a movie night and indulge in Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate or some good chocolate ice cream and watch Serendipity.
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