Do You Know Who Invented Soft Serve Ice Cream?

Do You Know Who Invented Soft Serve Ice Cream?

Sarah Rae Smith
May 24, 2012

We don't often think of celebrities being inventive, let alone coming up with the idea for a summertime staple like soft serve ice cream, but that's exactly what happened. Can you guess which political celebrity invented everyone's favorite hot weather treat?

Margaret Thatcher!

Before Ms. Thatcher was all that she was a graduate from Oxford with a degree in chemistry and tasked with figuring out a way to whip extra air into ice cream. Her work resulted in what we know as soft serve today. It was first served from Mr. Whippy trucks in Great Britain before it spread around the world. Since you very rarely see photos of Margaret smiling it's funny to think of her as the mastermind behind such a joyous treat!

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(Image:, Daily Herald)

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