Ice-cream Meaning, Types & Flavours

what is ice cream meaning ?

Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. It is usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours. It is typically sweetened with sugar or sugar substitutes. Typically, flavourings and colourings are added in addition to stabiliser.

The mixture is stirred to incorporate air spaces and cooled below the freezing point of water to prevent detectable ice crystals from forming. The result is a smooth, semi-solid foam that is solid at very low temperatures (< 2 °C or 35 °F). It becomes more malleable as its temperature increases.

Ice cream may be served in dishes, for eating with a spoon, or in cones, which are licked. Ice cream may be served with other desserts, such as apple pie. Ice cream is used to prepare other desserts, including ice cream floats, sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream cakes and even baked items, such as Baked Alaska.

Types of Ice Cream

Ice cream is a sweet, creamy cold treat that has been around for centuries. It has inspired songs, had Anne of Green Gables (the heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famed novels) dreaming for days in anticipation of tasting it for the very first time and is always popular at birthday parties and family gatherings. But never, have the options been so varied! Today, you can find a world of flavours and an ice cream to suit every taste…

Hard Ice Cream

Traditional or regular ice cream made with cream and/or milk, sugar, and may contain eggs, stabilizers and other flavouring ingredients such as vanilla, chocolate, fruit and many other add-ins…the options seem endless.

French Ice Cream

Traditional ice cream made with a custard base containing cream and/or milk, egg yolks or whole eggs, sugar, stabilizers and other flavourings.

Soft Ice Cream

Ice cream made with milk and/or cream, sugar, stabilizers and flavourings that is frozen at a higher temperature in a special machine that keeps the mixture smooth, creamy and soft while it’s being frozen. It is stored in the machine as a liquid ice cream mix and frozen as it’s served in a cone or bowl. This is available at restaurants and specialty ice cream shops.

Light Ice Cream

Traditional ice cream made with milk ingredients, sugar, stabilizers and other flavourings that contains at least 25% less milk fat than regular hard ice cream.

Reduced Fat Ice Cream

Made with lower fat milk ingredients, sugar, stabilizers and other flavourings. The amount of fat can vary and is declared on the label.

Fat-free Frozen Dairy Dessert

Made with modified milk ingredients, sugar or artificial or natural sweeteners and stabilizers, this ice cream contains about 0.1% fat or 0.5 g fat per serving.

No Sugar Added Ice Cream or Frozen Dairy Dessert

Similar to ice cream, generally made with milk ingredients and stabilizers as well as artificial sweeteners or natural sugar substitutes and other flavourings. These desserts are often lower in fat than regular ice cream.

Lactose-free Ice Cream

Ice cream made with added lactase enzyme and therefore contains no detectable lactose making it more easily digestible for people with lactose intolerance.

Gluten-Free Ice Cream

Since some stabilizers and other ingredients added to ice cream production may contain gluten, it is important to read the ingredients list to make sure the ice cream is gluten-free. Some brands include a “gluten-free” logo on the label.

Organic Ice Cream

Any type of ice cream made with organically produced milk and other ingredients.

Italian-style Gelato

A dense ice cream generally made with more milk than cream (making it lower in fat), egg yolks, sugar or other sweeteners and flavourings. Gelato has a more intense flavour than traditional ice cream and less air.

List of ice cream flavours

This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.

  • Black walnut ice cream
  • Blueberry ice cream
  • Blue Moon – an ice cream flavour with bright blue colouring, available in the Upper Midwest of the United States
  • Brown bread ice cream – ice cream with Grape-Nuts breakfast cereal
  • Butterbeer ice cream – Butterbeer is a fictional drink in the world of Harry Potter. The ice cream is sold at LA and Osaka Universal Studios in the Harry Potter-themed areas.
  • Butter Brickle was the registered trademark of a toffee ice cream flavouring and of a toffee-centred chocolate-covered candy bar similar to the Heath bar, introduced to the world by the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska in the 1920s.
  • Butter Pecan is a smooth vanilla ice cream with a slight buttery flavour, with pecans added; manufactured by many major ice cream brands.
  • Charcoal ice cream – This ice cream flavour, which is made by using the key ingredient of activated charcoal, gives the flavour a black-coloured appearance. It is most notable for being served with a black cone and is a staple for the ice cream shop Little Damage in Los Angeles as well as the Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream in New York. The charcoal flavour is paired with other ingredients such as horchata, almond, and coconut in order to mask the taste of the charcoal. Although not confirmed by researchers, the activated charcoal is said to offer health benefits such as detoxification. This ice cream flavour also produces the effect of leaving the person who consumes it with black lips and teeth.
  • Cherry ice cream
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
  • Chocolate ice cream
  • Coconut milk ice cream or ice cream combined with coconut flesh. It is a traditional ice cream in Indonesia known as Es Puter (stirred ice cream).
  • Coffee ice cream – Popular in the New England area of the US
  • Coffee and Cookie ice cream
  • Cookies and Cream
  • Cookie dough
  • Cotton Candy
  • Crab ice cream – a Japanese creation, it is described as having a sweet taste; the island of HokkaidoJapan, is known for manufacturing it
  • Durian ice cream – Durian grows in many areas of southeast Asia. It is often not allowed on public transport due to its pungent odour. Some find the flesh of the fruit to be a delicacy, while others despise it.
  • English toffee ice cream
  • French vanilla ice cream
  • Fudge ripple ice cream
  • Garlic ice cream
  • Ginger ice cream
  • Grape ice cream
  • Grape nut ice cream
  • Green tea ice cream
  • Halva ice cream
  • Hokey pokey – a flavour of ice cream in New Zealand, consisting of plain vanilla ice cream with small, solid lumps of honeycomb toffee
  • Jik Jak ice cream – a blend of chocolate ice cream, fudge, malt, cinnamon and almonds
  • Lemon custard ice cream
  • Lucuma ice cream – a popular Peruvian ice cream flavour with an orange colour and a sweet nutty taste.
  • Mamey ice cream
  • Mango ice cream
  • Maple walnut ice cream
  • Mint chocolate chip – composed of mint ice cream with small chocolate chips; in some cases, the liqueur crème de menthe is used to provide the mint flavour, but in most cases, peppermint or spearmint flavouring is used
  • Moon Mist is a blend of grape, banana and bubblegum flavours popular in Atlantic Canada.
  • Moose Tracks
  • Neapolitan ice cream
  • Oyster ice cream
  • Peanut Butter ice cream
  • Peppermint ice cream
  • Pistachio ice cream – also referred to as pistachio nut ice cream, it is an ice cream flavour made with pistachio nuts or flavouring
  • Pralines and cream ice cream
  • Raspberry Ripple
  • Rice ice cream
  • Rocky road – although there are variations from the original flavour, it is traditionally composed of chocolate ice cream, nuts, and whole or diced marshmallows.
  • Spumoni
  • Squid ink ice cream
  • Stracciatella – a variety of gelato, consisting of milk-based ice cream filled with fine, irregular chips of chocolate
  • Strawberry ice cream
  • Superman ice cream
  • Teaberry ice cream – a flavour particular to Pennsylvania, with a flavour similar to wintergreen
  • Tiger tail ice cream
  • Tutti-frutti
  • Vanilla ice cream

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