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Nancy Johnson

There are many amazing things we would not have if it weren’t for the work of a woman, and that includes the ice cream maker!

The ice cream maker was invented by a woman named Nancy Johnson from Philadelphia in 1843. During that time, ice cream was a difficult and expensive thing to make so it was hard for many people to get their hands on it. it was reserved for royalty and special occasions. Using the principles of thermodynamics she created a churn that made it possible to freeze the ice cream while it was being made.

The invention revolutionized the ice cream-making process, and quickly the dessert became accessible to the everyday person. This led to the openings of ice cream parlors and the rest is history. While technology has improved the ice cream maker since its invention, the basic mechanics are the same. Thank goodness for Nancy Johnson and her dedication to this creamy, flavorful treat!

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