was NOT named after this man.
I know I should be embarrassed that I never processed this fact after 21.5 years of eating dessert on this earth... but instead I am just astonished.
According to Wikipedia, "Neapolitan" refers to the City of Naples- or rather, the Italian immigrants who (bless them) brought their expertise in ice cream to Staten Island in the 1800s.
I had no idea.
I always presumed the combination of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate was some kind of deep metaphor for failing to conquer Russia... something they taught you in AP European History.
But I never took that class. So it never made much sense to me.