17th Century: Icy Cream

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Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

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This is the first English ice-cream recipe, written down by Lady Ann Fanshawe’s clerk in her manuscript recipe book around the mid 1660s. Luckily Lady Ann’s contemporary and friend Grace Carteret, Countess Granville, gives more detailed instructions in her near-identical recipe in her manuscript recipe book of 1654–1744. Both ladies instruct to use a lidded silver or tin box, which will make the ice cream into a brick that would be easily portioned. It is very possible that