We played Cranium the other night and I got asked this question, "Who is credited with creating the first frozen dessert?"
Eskimos, I wondered immediately?
Here were the multiple choice answers:
a) Emperor Nero
b) Arthur Sorbet
d) the Eskimos
Believe it or not, Eskimos is not the correct answer, according to Cranium. Personally, I think they were making igloo pops long before anyone else came close to inventing frozen dessert.
Cranium's answer is Emperor Nero. Nero's dessert was a mixture of fruit pulp, nectar, honey and snow. His Roman slaves retrieved the snow from the mountains.
Silly, I know, but hey this is sugarless dessert history. Gotta know this stuff.