Augustus Jackson was an African-American candy confectioner from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jackson served as a chef in the White House during the 1820s. He left his job in the capital to return to his hometown and establish a successful ice cream business. Around 1832, he not only created multiple ice cream recipes but also invented a superior technique to manufacture ice cream. At that time, many African Americans owned ice cream parlors or were ice cream makers in the Philadelphia area. Augustus Jackson was the most successful and his ice cream flavors were well loved.
Augustus Jackson did not apply for any patents.