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‘The History of Ice Cream in New York w/ DIY Ice Cream Making Demo’ Webinar

July 19, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Can’t make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week!
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! From satisfying the sweet tooth of our first Commander in Chief to its role during Prohibition, ice cream and America go hand-in-cone — especially when it comes to New York City. Are you ready for the inside scoop on one of America’s favorite desserts, and how it took the country — and New York City — for a churn?

Join New York Adventure Club on National Ice Cream Day as we explore New York City’s extensive role in the history of ice cream, and the ways in which this sweet treat evolved from a delicacy for the wealthy in colonial America into a staple of American culture.

Led by Educator Meg Lynch from the Morris-Jumel Mansion — Manhattan’s oldest surviving residence and site of George Washington’s 1790 cabinet dinner — our virtual experience surrounding this creamy confection will include:

  • Ice cream in early America, including different recipes, ice cream making processes, and fun facts about past U.S. Presidents who enjoyed the delicacy
  • New York City’s role in the story of ice cream, from the site of the first American ice cream parlor to commercializing the summer treat
  • Improvements in technology and transportation that allowed the ice cream industry to grow
  • NYC and ice cream today, from famous brands with New York origins to the evolution of dairy-free ice cream
  • A DIY ice cream making demonstration, which you can follow along with — feel free to prepare strawberries, cookies, or whatever mix-in flavorings your sweet tooth desires

Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Meg — any and all questions about ice cream in New York City are welcomed and encouraged!

Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

DIY Ice Cream Making Demo Ingredient List (optional)

  • 1 gallon-sized freezer bag OR a round, empty coffee can with top
  • 2 sandwich-sized ziplock freezer bags
  • Ice (about 2-3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons kosher or rock salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mix-ins – 1/2 cup of any of your favorite toppings (such as chocolate chips, chopped strawberries, blueberries, other fruits, or pre-crushed cookies)
  • Looking for a dairy-free option? Try substituting the milk for almond, oat or soy milk and the heavy cream for a coconut milk or creamer


“I really enjoyed this talk! I am a true lover of ice cream. I have always taken it for what it is – a delicious treat. This webinar taught me so much I didn’t know about the interesting history of ice cream, as well as its darker side.” -Lindsay

“Learned a lot about ice cream I did not know. Great slideshow and oral presentation.” -Barry

“This was a delightful talk. I especially enjoyed the dip into presidential history, the vintage photographs and watching the host prepare ice cream. A fun combination of activities.” -Phyllis

“So many fun facts!” -Lindsay

“I love the historical context, photos and timeline to today.” -Maggie

“I liked all of the details the stories the controversies the actual how to make ice cream.” -Sharon

“I liked the knowledge and passion of presenter. Also loved the interactive ice cream making…” -Lisa


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