Barneblad: Ice Cream, a 17th of May Tradition

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway One of the best things about the 17th of May is that you are allowed to eat as much ice cream (is/iskrem) as you like, no questions asked. Usually it is ice cream you can hold in your hand, in a cone or on a stick. But scooping it into a bowl is also allowed. Why not try a bit of both? Although the history of ice cream can go back to the fourth century B.C., it didn’t come to Norway until the early 1900s. It didn’t take long for this frozen treat to catch on, and by the 1920s ice cream factories were popping up all over Norway. Three of the biggest ice cream suppliers in Norway are Hennig-Olsen Is, Diplom-Is, and Isbjørn Is. You
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