Agnes Marshall

Arts & Culture

The 19th-century entrepreneur who pioneered modern ice cream

You might think we’re living in a golden age of ice cream innovation. In plenty of US cities, you don’t have to look hard to find made-for-Instagram flavors like charcoal or Thai tea. Concoctions like liquid nitrogen ice cream blanket the internet. But Agnes B. Marshall, a 19th-century culinary entrepreneur, probably would have found our