Well I confess. I have a very real weakness for ice cream. I've enjoyed it in many countries, although I also have to say that I've slightly become a bit of a snob, and have walked away from ice cream that just doesn't appear that good. I even make my own ice cream, but not the cones !! The origins of ice cream are a bit vague. Some believe it originated in Persia, others the Roman Empire, and others China. It became available in Europe around mid 18th century and popular in England many decades later.