Italo Marchiony Invents the Wafer Ice Cream Cup

on December 3, 2006

Italian immigrant Italo Marchiony, who began peddling ice cream in wafer cups from a pushcart in New York City in 1896, received a patent for a device to form the cups in 1903. His wafer cup was the forerunner of today’s ice cream cone.

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