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Published on May 27th, 2016 | by Burrito Recipes0
Summer is here and that means one thing: it’s ice cream season. Indeed, while 90% of households across the United States regularly indulge in the creamy, dreamy dessert treat, June is actually the month when most ice cream is produced.
Perhaps one of the best thing about ice cream is its versatility in both flavor and style. Innovators across the country and world at large come up with creative ways to fill up ice cream cups and cones on a daily basis.
Interested in learning more about the different types of ice cream out there? Read on to find out!
Gelato is an Italian rendition of ice cream, known for its dense, custard-like velvety texture. Gelato gets its thick creaminess from its unique churning process. Unlike ice cream, which contains up to 50% more air after the churning process, gelato contains 25 to 30% air. This reduction in air significantly changes the texture and flavor, making it less icy and far more creamy. In fact, gelato is at times so dense that it requires its own special shovel-like spoon to consume it!
This tart and tangy iteration got its big start in the 80s, when the lowfat craze first kicked off. Frozen yogurt is popular for its low fat and calorie content. Plus, many frozen yogurt establishments have a fairly extensive topping bar, allowing you to customize your frozen dessert in any way you please.
Perfect for a hot summer day on the beach, Italian ice is a sweetened frozen dessert that is either made with fruit, cream, or other natural or artifical food flavorings. This is also a low-calorie choice, allowing you to scoop as many flavors as you want into your ice cream cup!
What’s your favorite ice cream and how do you like to enjoy it? Let us know in the comments below!
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