Ice cream is a frozen dessert made from a mixture of cream, sugar, and flavorings, typically churned at a low temperature to create a smooth and creamy texture. It can be served in a cone or dish and is a popular treat worldwide. Frozen custard and French-type ice creams also contain eggs. Hundreds of flavors have been devised, the most popular being vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
How to came ice cream in the world?
Iced desserts were introduced into Europe from the East. Marco Polo brought back descriptions of fruit ice from his travels in China. Italian cooks developed recipes and techniques for making water and milk ices; Buontalenti, one of the cooks taken to France by Catherine de Medici, first prepared such treats for the French court. In 1686 a Sicilian, Francesco Procopio, opened a café in Paris and began to sell ices and sherbets, which became so popular that numerous other ice makers soon opened in the capital. Tortoni, the owner of a café in late-18th-century Paris, is credited with developing cream ices. In the United States, ice cream was served by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Dolley Madison. Philadelphia became the hub of ice cream manufacture in the United States; ice cream soda was invented there in 1874. The ice cream cone, portable and self-contained, originated at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Production of ice cream
ice creams are produced by two methods:
commercial ice cream and homemade ice cream.
- Commercial ice cream is made by combining, under constant agitation, the liquid ingredients (milk, cream, syrups, etc.). These liquids are heated and combined with dry ingredients (sugar, stabilizers, dried eggs, or milk) to form a mix, which is then pasteurized and homogenized. The mix is ripened for several hours in a refrigerated vat, then combined with finely chopped fruit, nuts, or other solids. The mix is agitated while being frozen in order to incorporate air and control the size of the ice crystals that are formed. The partially frozen ice cream is drawn off into packages and frozen solid, or “hardened.” So-called soft-service ice cream was invented in 1939; it is served directly from the freezing machine without being allowed to harden.
- Homemade ice cream is often made with a base of boiled custard. The mix, with flavorings, is poured into a canister surrounded with ice and salt or a refrigerator unit. The contents of the canister are agitated by means of a hand crank or electric motor until the ice cream is softly frozen. The ice cream is usually allowed to harden further in a freezer.
Facts about Ice Cream
- Before milk-based ice creams were introduced in the 10th century, this summer treat was indeed made from ice.
- Industrial production of ice cream began in 1851 in Boston, United States.
- The spreading of American-made ice cream for military troops during World War II was a moment when the entire world accepted ice cream as a perfect summer-time treat.
- The largest worldwide consumption of ice cream is in the United States. There, one average person consumes 48 pints of ice cream per year.
- 90% of American households eat ice cream.
- The biggest ice cream sundae was created in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1988. It weighed 24 tons.
- Ice cream recipe came to North America 250 years after it was discovered by Christopher Columbus.
- The most popular flavor of ice cream is vanilla after it comes chocolates, strawberries, cookies n’ cream, and others.
- Ice cream cones were invented during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis when great demand forced ice cream vendors to find help from nearby waffle vendors. Together they made history.
- One of the most unusual ice cream flavors is hot dog flavored ice cream that was created in Arizona, US.
- Over her entire lifetime, one dairy cow can produce enough milk for 9,000 gallons of ice cream!
- Most profitable day for ice cream sellers is almost always Sunday.
- Continental Europe was introduced with ice cream in the late 13th century with Marko Polo returning to Italy with his tales of travel in China.
- Larges ice cream cake weighed 12,096 pounds.
- The United States produces most ice cream in the world.
- Historians remember that Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) loved to eat snow flavored with nectar and honey.
- Hawaii is home to an “ice cream bean”, a fruit that tastes like vanilla ice cream.
- In the United States, July is deemed to be “National Ice Cream Month”.
- Market analysts confirmed that ice cream sales often increase during a recession or war.
- Most favorite ice cream topping is chocolate syrup.
- One cone of ice cream can be finished off in 50 licks.
- California is the larger producer of ice cream in the United States. In 2003 they alone made 121 million gallons of this cold treat.
- Standard ice cream machines have 3 levers. Two for flavors and one for twisting.
- The French population started eating ice cream openly in 1660.
- It takes 12 gallons of milk to create one gallon of ice cream.
- The Ice cream industry moves over $21 billion dollars in the United States alone.
- Ice cream’s “Brain Freeze” effect is triggered when cold ice touches the roof of your mouth, which causes blood vessels in the head to dilate.
- End of the World War II was celebrated by eating ice cream.
- There are 273 calories in one cup of vanilla ice cream.
- Ice cream can be made in many types – ordinary ice cream, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, reduced-fat ice cream, sherbet, gelato, and others.
Some healthy facts about ice cream
- Some ice cream brands offer lower-fat and sugar options.
- Some ice cream can be made with non-dairy milk, such as almond or coconut milk.
- Some ice cream contains probiotics, which may have health benefits.
- Sorbet is a type of ice cream that is typically lower in calories and fat.
- Adding fruits and nuts to ice cream can add nutrients and fiber to the treat.
TYPES OF ICE CREAM