Cream -> Scoop Ice Cream
Scoop Ice Cream
The Super Bowl Sundae is quite
huge. The dish, big as a birdbath, holds eight scoops
of ice cream cradled between the bananas, with gooey
toppings and nuts filling in the cracks, topped with flavored
whipped creams, as many as you want, then heaped with jimmies,
sprinkles and also with few outrageous decorations.
Generously scooped ice
cream cones are normally stuck with the mini pinwheel.
Paper umbrellas are jabbed in the Tin Ceiling Sundaes, and
gold coins tumble above the banana splits. Oars and paddles
decorate the floats and hot pink palm trees with a monkey
on a stick top of tropical sherbets.
Have you ever heard about
Ice Cream Cone Controversy? It has the folks in St. Louis
hopping mad – and also more than a little embarrassed.
After several decades of boasting that, like the hotdog bun
and the great hamburger, the ice cream cone was invented at
the St. Louis Fair in the year 1904, it turns out that a New
Yorker named Italy Marching had a U.S. patent on just such
an item several months before the fair opened. Marching had
been selling lemon
ice cream in the cones from his pushcart since
1896, and was issued a patent on his mold on December 13,
in the year 1903, after having applied for the patent in September
of that year. In his application he described his invention
as being "like a waffle iron and producing several small
pastry cups with sloping sides." Sounds like an ice
cream cone to me.
However, on a hot day the
following summer at the St. Louis Fair, Ernest M. Hemi, a
pastry baker of Syrian origin, rolled up some of his Zalabia
pastry and sold the cones to an ice cream concessionaire who
was running out of dishes. But -- uh oh -- a man named Abe
Dormer claimed that he invented the ice cream cone in a very
similar way at the Fair, making a cornucopia of a waffle,
filling it with a good scoop of ice cream,
and selling it nightly during 6 p.m. where the concessionaires
gathered in the entertainment area of the Fair. Meanwhile,
the Turkish native named David Avaya, who had owned several
ice cream shops in the New Jersey, claimed that he started
selling edible cones at the St. Louis Fair because he'd long
known about the French ice cream cones of pastry, or even
of paper or metal.
It has been noted that there
were around fifty ice
cream stands at that Fair in St. Louis and a
large number of waffle shops. Doubtless, in the year 1904
Fair was the place where the cone became popular. They called
it the "World's Fair Cornucopia." Nice touch. And,
in case you hadn't noticed, it caught on.