How Jane Austen Kept Her Cool

ebook An A to Z history of Georgian Ice Cream · Jane Austen Regency Life

By Maria Grace

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... In the meantime, for elegance and ease and luxury, the Hattons and Milles' dine here to-day, and I shall eat ice and drink French wine, and be above vulgar economy.

~Jane Austen to Cassandra, Godmersham, June 20, 1808

We know Jane Austen ate ice cream. What might her favorite flavors have been? Pride and Pistachios? Sense and Strawberry Cream? Whatever it was, we can be fairly certain it wasn't vanilla—read more to find out why!

Take a romp through period recipes, personalities and polite society and get a taste for the ice cream Jane Austen would have eaten!

How Jane Austen Kept Her Cool