Who is Miss Mary?
Mary Drake spent her life working to improve the lives of those less fortunate in the Roswell GA community. The Drake House was named after her to recognize her work, and Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ was established as a way to raise funds for this short-term crisis center for homeless mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta. Mary always loved a good ice cream social!
Ice Cream Trivia
The first ice cream parlor in America opened in New York City in 1776. American colonists were the first to use the term “ice cream”. The name came from the phrase “iced cream” that was similar to “iced tea”. The name was later abbreviated to “ice cream” the name we know today.
In 1846, Nancy Johnson patented a hand-cranked freezer that established the basic method of making ice cream still used today. William Young patented the similar “Johnson Patent Ice-Cream Freezer” in 1848.