"Black Cow" Root Beer Float Created on August 19, 1893

On August 19, 1893, Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first root beer float in Cripple Creek, Colorado.  Inspired by the moonlit view of snowcapped Cow Mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the "Black Cow Mountain."  Kids loved it and shortened the name to "Black Cow."  As Paul Harvey might say, "Now you know the rest of the story."  And as a librarian might say, "Stop in and check out some pretty sweet books at your library!"

125 best ice cream recipes / Marilyn Linton and Tanya Linton. 125 Best Ice Cream Recipes / Marilyn Linton.  Nothing quite captures the essence of summer like the frosty pleasure of ice creams, sorbets and gelatos. These delectable and tempting desserts are remarkably easy to make at home year-round.
A passion for ice cream : 95 recipes for fabulous desserts / Emily Luchetti ; photographs by Sheri Giblin. A Passion for Ice  Cream : 95 Recipes for Fabulous Desserts / Emily Luchetti.  This gorgeous cookbook doesn't just have all the crowd-pleasers, it's bursting with flavors you'll never find in the store. Even better, because sometimes a spoon just isn't accompaniment enough, there's a host of beautiful dessert recipes featuring ice cream in all its lusciousness.
Williams-Sonoma sweet treats : 25 delicious recipes that kids can cook / Carolyn Beth Weil Williams-Sonoma Kids in the Kitchen.  "Sweet Treats" focuses on twenty-five delicious, easy, and 'kid favorite' desserts ... from Lemon Bars to Golden Layer Cake; from Chocolate Truffles to Rocky Road Fudge; from Ice Cream Sandwiches to Watermelon Ice Pops.
Gelato! : Italian ice creams, sorbetti & granite / text & recipes by Pamela Sheldon Johns Gelato! / Pamela Sheldon Johns.  The perfect treat for a hot summer day, homemade gelato and its fruit-based cousins, sorbetti and granite, are easy to make and richer than ordinary ice creams and sherbets, yet less fattening. Pamela Sheldon Johns provides 50 recipes for gelato and other icy desserts, along with tasty accompaniments.
Wheat-free, gluten-free dessert cookbook / Connie Sarros. Wheat-Free Gluten-Free Dessert Cookbook / Connie Sarros.  Offers 400 delicious recipes for cakes, tortes, cookies, dessert crepes, pies, fruit desserts, low-calorie desserts, puddings and more. All of them wheat and gluten free, designed specifically for those with wheat allergies or gluten intolerances.
I scream, you scream : a mystery à la mode / Wendy Lyn Watson.
 
I Scream, You Scream / Wendy Lyn Watson.  Finally, for anyone in the mood for a good Ice Cream Mystery -- recently divorced Tallulah Jones is mortified when she's stuck scooping sundaes for her two-timing ex-husband--and his bodacious new girlfriend, Brittanie--at his company luau. But when Brittanie drops dead, Tally is suddenly the prime suspect in her murder investigation. To catch the killer, Tally will have to dip deep into her small Texan town's darkest secrets and churn up stories some would prefer to keep in the past. But can she uncover the real culprit before a murder charge puts her dreams on ice for good?

 

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