Summer is synonymous with ice cream. This month in 1904, according to some historical accounts, Charles E. Menches conceived of the concept of “filling a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream” or, the ice cream cone.
He’s not the only one to claim this honor. Ernest Hamwi, Abe Doumar, Albert and Nick Kabbaz, Arnold Fornachou, and David Avayou all have been celebrated as the inventor(s). All these ice cream aficionados all have one thing in common: they made and sold the confections at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, or the St. Louis World’s Fair, according to the Library of Congress.
While the origins of ice cream can be traced back as far as the second century B.C., a Baltimore Company first produced and marketed wholesale ice cream in 1851.