Alfred L. Cralle from 17 Most influential African Americans in Food (Slideshow)

17 Most influential African Americans in Food (Slideshow)

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Alfred L. Cralle

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Alfred L. Cralle solved a tricky problem that long-vexed ice cream lovers. He used his interest in mechanics to create the “ice cream molder and disher.” His single hand, non-stick ice cream dispenser was patented in 1897 and has affected the world of ice cream ever since.