The Secret of How Ice Cream Cones Were Invented


It is not entirely clear who invented the ice cream cone, or how it came to be. However, there is a fascinating story behind it.

The history of the ice cream cone dates back to the late nineteenth century. The first known instance of the ice cream cone being served was in a French restaurant in 1825. This ice cream cone was made from baked wafers that were shaped in a cone shape and filled with a sweet cream.

The ice cream cone as we know it today, however, was popularized at the World’s Fair in St Louis, Missouri in 1904. It is here that two vendors, Ernest A. Hamwi and Italo Marchiony, began to popularize the ice cream cone.

Hamwi, an immigrant from Syria, created a waffle-like pastry known as a zalabia. The zalabia were popular at World’s Fair, and Hamwi began to sell them to vendors who wanted to serve ice cream. Hamwi realized that the zalabia could be folded into a cone shape and filled with ice cream, creating an easy way to serve the popular treat.

Marchiony, an Italian immigrant, had been selling ice cream in New York City for years. He had the idea of molding a pastry piece into a cup shape and filling it with ice cream. He was granted a patent on the ice cream cup in December 1903.

At the World’s Fair in 1904, Hamwi and Marchiony began to serve the ice cream in their own ways. Hamwi’s invention of the cone was more popular, however, and soon it became the preferred way to serve ice cream.

The popularity of the ice cream cone spread from the United States to Europe, where it is still popular today. The ice cream cone has remained a popular treat for over a century, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

So, whether it was Hamwi or Marchiony who invented the ice cream cone, we may never know. But what we do know is that the ice cream cone is a delightful treat that has been enjoyed by millions for over a century.

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