Everyone Has a Type… of Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! July is National Ice Cream Month, so we kicked off this month-long holiday by scooping up information of the different types of ice cream. Did you know that there are so many different ways to enjoy one of America’s favorite desserts? From ordinary ice cream to lactose-free, there’s an ice cream out there for everyone. We’ve compiled a list of options for one of your favorite treats:

  • Ordinary (hard) ice cream: composed of milk, sweeteners, cream, sugar, eggs and stabilizers
  • Frozen custard: contains at least 10% milk fat and 1.5% egg yolk that has a small amount of air in the final mix
  • Frozen yogurt: made up of low-fat or non-fat yogurt ingredients also includes sweeteners, gelatin, corn syrup and flavoring.
  • Gelato: A popular Italian frozen dessert that is typically less sweet, but is denser than ordinary ice cream
  • Gluten-free ice cream: contains no gluten, this type of ice cream is made for people who cannot process gluten
  • Lactose-free ice cream: contains no detectable lactose: people who cannot digest this enzyme are able to eat lactose-free ice cream.
  • Organic ice cream: comes from organically fed cows and other organic products
  • Semifreddo: another popular Italian treat that means “half cold” and is a variation of ice cream or frozen custard that has been frozen in a loaf pan and sliced.
  • Sherbet: a smooth ice cream variation that is very sweet and is composed of fruit juice, sugar and wine or water.
  • Sorbet: similar to sherbet, but is considered to be a palate cleanser between courses or as a lovely, fresh and light dessert; true sorbet is considered to be vegan.

And to make things easy to understand, we also created this fun infographic for you to check out and share! What’s your favorite type of ice cream? Take the poll and let us know!




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