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ice cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Berries

Crème glacée or ice cream is usually just called glace (ice). Glaçage is icing; glaçons are ice cubes.

French ice cream is delicious and comes in a hundred flavours, especially at a glacier (ice cream parlour). Invented in Italy for a Medici feast by the great 16th-century Florentine Mannerist architect and engineer, Bernardo Buontalenti, ice cream was first served in France by the Italian chef Francesco Procopio at Procope’s, the oldest restaurant in Paris, in 1686.

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