Sometimes the only way to cool off is with some tasty Frozen Treats. (And ice cream is my favorite dessert! Yummy!)
Ahhhh, summer. Sun, heat, breezes, long days. Well, it hasn’t been too hot in my little corner of SoCal, but, I’m sure that the heat will come back with a vengeance, and it’ll probably feel like 100 degrees for the rest of the year.
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Ice cream tip
If you seal your ice cream container in an airtight plastic bag in the freezer it will result in fewer ice crystals and better flavor due to the ice cream not absorbing other food odors.
Different types of frozen desserts
If wanted to know what sorbet is, as opposed to ice cream (or, even if you hadn’t wondered before), here’s a list of different treats and what they are:
made from yogurt and resembles soft-serve ice cream, has less cream and more milk than ice cream. The freezing process can kill off the live yogurt cultures, so be sure to read the label if you are looking for these health benefits.
Italian ice cream that doesn’t contain as much butterfat or air as regular ice cream, so it has a denser texture.
Italian Ice (called granite in France) is a frozen mixture of water, sugar and liquid flavorings, and usually has a slightly granular texture.
Some ice creams that I’ve made include: Dark Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream with Toasted Almonds, Honey Rosemary Ice Cream, Baseball Nut, Classic Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Eggnog Ice Cream, and Oatmeal Crunch Ice Cream.
Ice cream is a mixture of cream, milk, sugar, and flavoring. It may also contain eggs or egg yolks to make the custard base. To be called ice cream, it must contain at least 10% butterfat (but many versions have more than 10%). Air is whipped into the mixture to make the texture creamy.
like ice cream except that it has less butterfat and milk solids. It has a lighter less creamy texture and fewer calories than ice cream.
frozen mixture of sweetened fruit juice (or wine), milk, water, and sugar. It may also contain egg whites or gelatin, so if you’re vegetarian, be sure to read the labels. Sherbet is lighter than ice cream but richer than granita.
French word for sherbet (Italians call it sorbetto), and is made from fruit or fruit juice and sugar, should be dairy free, and has a softer consistency than sherbet.
Other types of ice creams you may see at the store
Light ice cream
made with more milk than regular ice cream & has at least 50% less total fat, or 33% fewer calories than the original product.
Lowfat ice cream
a standard label, meaning the ice cream has a maximum of 3 grams total fat per serving.
Nonfat ice cream
also a standard label; this one means that it has less than 0.5 grams of total fat per serving.
Premium ice cream
often has up to 20% butterfat.
Reduced fat ice cream
has at least 25% less total fat than the “original product”.
some sauces you can drizzle on
Sauces make the ice cream come alive, and it’s always fun to have a sundae or ice cream social.
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