French vanilla ice cream is a classic dessert for summer.
It was served on Titanic in 1st Class. Cooks on Titanic were lucky to have electric driven ice cream makers to make the freezing process less labour intensive. They also would have had freezer compartments to store ice cream. Most homes in this period did not have refrigeration, so you had to make and eat the ice cream right away.
If you did not have servants, you would take turns at the crank, as after dinner conversation, until the ice cream set.