Mount Vernon, VA (July 27, 2014) – George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, welcomes visitors to learn more about a fascinating side to culinary life in the 18th century through chocolate-ice cream making demonstrations every Saturday in August from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Visitors can watch as costumed staff provides a glimpse into the making of one of George Washington’s favorite desserts! Mount Vernon’s team will explain the fascinating process and use reproduction period equipment to demonstrate how ice cream was made in the 18th century.
Visitors to Mount Vernon’s ice cream making demonstrations will receive an adapted 18th century recipe for ice cream that they can make at home using plastic bags. For those who don’t want to wait to indulge, ice cream is available for sale at Mount Vernon’s food court.
The ice cream demonstrations are included in regular Estate admission: adults, $18; children ages 6-11, $9; and children under 5 are admitted free. (Receive a one dollar discount by purchasing your ticket online) For more information and to use a helpful trip planner, please visit MountVernon.org.