Augustus Jackson – Ice Cream Maker
While Jackson was not the inventor of ice cream, nor the first person to serve it in the US, he is referred to as the “Father of Ice Cream” because he pioneered the products’ modern manufacturing methods. While being a confectioner at the white house during the 1820’s, Jackson discovered techniques to control the custard while it freezes, like adding salt to the ice. While he did not patent any of his original recipes or techniques, he did develop new flavors and his own brand and distributed them to stores around Philadelphia. Making him one of the wealthiest residents in the area at the time.