During the 5th century BC, ancient Greeks ate snow mixed with honey and fruit in the markets of Athens. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, encouraged his Ancient Greek patients to eat ice "as it livens the life-juices and increases the well-being”.
That was one of the first known references to what we now call ice cream. It was a long time ago of course, and ice cream treats have definitely evolved, but we can all agree that ice cream still "livens the life-juices and increases the well-being”, right?
July is National Ice Cream Month so check out this tasty assortment of books about our favorite summer treat and see how ice cream can increase your well-being!