phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

A la mode

Posted by Debora on March 25, 2001

Hello, I am trying to help a friend out with a French homework question. We know the that "a la mode" is French for in the style or fashion of, but the teacher will give extra credit if anyone can track down how it came to mean "with ice cream" in English. Any ideas or resources would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!