Authentic Italian ice cream. Photo: Getty Images
Authentic Italian ice cream. Photo: Getty Images

China vs Italy: forget pasta, which country ‘invented’ ice cream?

  • In the book Ices Italia, author Linda Tubby explores the origin of ice cream – was it ‘invented’ by the Romans or did Marco Polo bring it back from China?
  • Tubby recounts the development of iced sweets in Italy and how frozen desserts grew in popularity to become ‘the world’s favourite comfort food’

Authentic Italian ice cream. Photo: Getty Images
Authentic Italian ice cream. Photo: Getty Images
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