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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 8:08 p.m. PST

"The first reference to ice cream at Mount Vernon dates to May of 1784, when a "Cream Machine for Ice" was acquired for one pound, thirteen shillings, and three pence.1 Additional utensils for preparing and serving ice cream were purchased by George Washington on several occasions during the presidency, including: two "dble tin Ice Cream moulds" acquired for $2.50 USD in May of 1792 and another was added in June of 1795, at a cost of $7.00 USD. One year later, in June of 1796, the Washingtons spent five shillings for an ice cream spoon.2

Both the mould and spoon were acquired during the presidency, when Martha Washington served ice creams at her weekly levees. Abigail Adams described one of these events, held each Friday evening at 8 o'clock, where the "company" were "entertained with Ice creems & Lemonade."3 A dinner guest at the presidential mansion, Senator William Maclay, recalled that "The dessert was, first Apple pies puddings &ca.; then iced creams Jellies &ca. then Water Melons Musk Melons apples peaches nuts."…"
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Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 5:29 p.m. PST

Very interesting. But then, I love ice cream.

MiniPigs In the TMP Dawghouse23 Feb 2021 6:28 p.m. PST

Those wooden teeth must've finally come in handy!

Two scoops Martha

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 10:20 p.m. PST

I also love ice cream however a $7 USD mold bought in 1795 would cost $199 USD today – that is one expensive ice cream mold.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 11:31 a.m. PST



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