Ice Cream Cone at 106

Thomas Jefferson's Recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream (Library of Congress)

In one of a number of competing accounts, today is the anniversary of the day, 106 years ago, that the ice cream cone debuted at the St. Louis World’s Fair. (Importantly, nearly all the competing accounts also place the invention of the ice cream cone at that same Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in July of 1904). The story is that Charles E. Menches rolled a waffle pastry into a cone shape, filled it with two scoops of ice cream, and the ice cream cone was born.

Delightful.

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