Many desserts have left immense impacts on the world, ice cream being one of many. Dating back to as far as the second century B.C., it is known that Alexander the Great, king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon, had taken pleasure in an ice cream-like dessert of honey-flavored ice. Several thousands of years later, it was found that Venetian explorer Marco Polo had discovered a recipe similar to the modern-day sherbert, and it was estimated that the recipe evolved into ice cream a good three hundred years later. In the seventeen hundred, cookbook L' Art de Faire des Glacés, The Art of Making Ices, was created, which had consisted of ice cream-like desserts, these recipes making their way to America that very same century. The very first ice cream parlor of the United States had opened in New York City, the year 1776. From there, ice cream began to develop rapidly, with creations such as ice cream sandwiches, soft ice cream, sundaes, and more were created.
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