Ice Cream Cone
Creator Agnes Bertha Marshall
Agnes Bertha Marshall
Born24 August 1855
Walthamstow London
Died29 July 1905 | Age 49

Agnes Marshall in 1888

The first recipe for an edible cone used to serve ice cream was in Mrs Marshall's Cookery Book printed in 1888.

Marshall was an English culinary entrepreneur and pioneer. She became a leading cookery writer in the Victorian period, and was dubbed the "Queen of Ices".
Marshall's patent freezer
Marshall's patent freezer

Cornets with Cream

Marshall's cookery book included a recipe for "Cornets with Cream". After making the ice cream and freezing she then explains how to make the cones using:

Ice Cream Cone
Ice Cream Cone
  • 4oz (110g) caster or ultra-fine sugar
  • 4oz (110g) plain flour
  • 8oz (225g) ground almonds
  • 4 medium eggs
  • Half a tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp rose-water

Ahead of her Time
Agnes began to selling her hand-held, edible ice cream cone and they would soon go on to replace the unhygienic glass 'licks' that ice cream street vendors used at the time.

She also gave public lectures on cooking, ran an agency for domestic staff and was granted a patent for an improved ice cream machine that could freeze a pint of ice cream in five minutes. She also suggested using liquid nitrogen to make ice cream, now the in-thing.

She fell from a horse in 1904 and never fully recovered. She died in Pinner and was cremated at Golders Green .
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