In the second century B.C., when Alexander the Great was discovering snow flavored with honey and nectar, he probably could not have predicted that his rudimentary dessert was destined to be one of the most significant in the world — a dessert for the ages and one so popular that former President Ronald Reagan designated July National Ice Cream Month.
The incredible popularity of the mixture that would become ice cream took a while to catch on, but once it did, it spread through countries and continents like wildfire. More than a thousand years later, as the website of the International Dairy Foods Association explains, Marco Polo returned to Italy from the East with a recipe for sherbet, which took hold in England and France by the 16th century.
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