Mrs. Mary Eales of London, known as confectioner to her late Majesty Queen Anne, publishes the first recipe for ice cream in 1718. Sorbets, puddings and other concoctions, some with snow as an ingredient, were enjoyed for centuries. But after Mary Eales’s instruction on how to “ice cream,” the dessert was from then on referred to as ice cream. Yum.

In 1924, Ruth Wakefield owner of the Toll House Inn, accidentally creates the chocolate chip cookie when she substitutes a cut up semi-sweet chocolate bar, a gift from Andrew Nestle of the Nestle chocolate company, for baker’s chocolate in a butter cookie recipe. Mr. Nestle and she struck a deal: he would print her recipe on his packages of chocolate chips and she would receive a lifetime supply of the semi-sweet morsels. Sweet deal.

Richard LaMotta of Englewood, New Jersey, invents the “Chipwich,” a four ounce hunk of vanilla ice cream studded with chocolate morsels between two ample chocolate chip cookies. A billion were sold for $1.00 each by pushcart vendors in New York City. Mmm… num num, cookie and ice cream goodness.

Tune in next time when we find out the answer to the age-old question: Where does jello come from?

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