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A Brief History of Ice-Cream in Italy
Having viewed a few different sources the first type of ice-cream documented in Italy was something Emperor Nero (54-68) enjoyed. He had ice brought down from the mountains, which he flavoured with fruit and honey toppings.
Much later, Marco Polo returned from the Orient with a variation, which was perhaps closer to modern-day sorbet or the Italian 'granita', and apparently this recipe evolved, during the 16th century into ice-cream.
A certain Procopio dei Coltelli from Sicily introduced the blending of milk, cream, butter and eggs into the recipe at Café Procope - the first coffee house in Paris. He was also one of the first people to design and use an ice-cream making machine.
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