Chinese offered gelato to the food & beverage business – Fritz Gelato
The Fritz Gelato franchise describes the history of gelato. The story of gelato dates back to 3000 years ago, when the emperors of China developed a taste for frozen delicacies of fruit, wine and honey flavoured snow, says the food & beverage business. It is believed that the Chinese unfolded the combination of syrups and snow to the Arab traders. The combination spread from the Arabs to Venetians and Romans, reports the dessert business.
It is said that Alexander the Great is a lover of iced beverages. Centuries ago, the Roman emperor Nero reportedly sent slaves to the Apennine Mountains to gather snow and ice and mixed them with nectar, fruit pulp and honey. The earliest trace of milk based gelato has been found in the Tang period in China. A combination of grounded rice and milk from buffalo, cow and goat was heated and allowed to ferment. Flour and honey were added to give thickness and sweet to the combination. King Tang of Shang employed 94 people in this duty.
Catherine de Medici of Florence brought the formula of gelato to France, when she married Henry II. During the 17th Century, Charles I of England is said to have bought the formula for “frozen milk” from a French chef.