Food & Drink What’s The Difference Between Ice Cream And Gelato? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Your Fave Frozen Treats

18:11  14 june  2018
18:11  14 june  2018 Source:   chatelaine.com

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We're entering high season for frozen treats ! Truthfully, we'll eat most of these no matter what name they go by, but is there really a difference between ice cream and gelato ? Or is gelato just a fancier name for regular ole' ice cream ?

I always scream for ice cream. And if you’re anything like me, you know there’s nothing better than a cold scoop on a hot summer’s day. While ice cream might be a simple pleasure, it seems like there are now an endless number of sub-zero treats to choose from.

Nine ice cream scoops on marble table: Nine scoops, please! Photo, Erik Putz. © Used with permission of / © Rogers Media Inc. 2018. Nine scoops, please! Photo, Erik Putz.

The options in grocery store freezer aisles are growing, and I understand it might be confusing when you get to the front of the line at your city’s hot new ice cream joint. So how do you navigate this new world of frozen, creamy goodness? Here’s everything you need to know about all the different types of ice cream.

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What ’ s The Difference Between Ice Cream And Gelato ? Here ’ s Everything You Need To Know About Your Fave Frozen Treats .

What ’ s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato . Aside from, “ what ’ s your favorite ice cream flavor?” the first question everyone asks me is, “what is the difference between ice cream and gelato ?”

Ice Cream

If you’re heading to a scoop shop (or a popular chain like Baskin Robbins) you’ll get hard ice cream. According to David Lebovitz’s best-selling, and recently revised cookbook The Perfect Scoop, there are two main types of classic ice cream: French and Philadelphia-style. French-style ice cream has a yolky custard base, while Philadelphia-style is a mixture of milk or cream, sugar and flavourful ingredients, like fruit, chocolate or vanilla beans—you typically get Philadelphia-style at classic scoop shops. But if you’re wondering what makes vanilla different from French vanilla, it’s the egg yolks!


This Italian-style ice cream uses more milk than cream and rarely contains egg yolks. It’s churned at a slower rate than ice cream, which gives it that dense, almost sticky mouthfeel. It’s chilled and served a few degrees warmer than hard ice cream.

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  Heavy and Whipping Cream Are the Same Thing . . . Right? To those of you who've been forced to choose between heavy and whipping cream at the supermarket, you've probably pondered it yourself: isn't all cream more or less the same thing? Related: What Is Ginger Beer, Anyway? Not exactly. There are differences in milk-fat content. All cream contains at least 18 percent milk fat: "whipping cream" is made up of 30 percent, while cartons labeled "heavy cream" or "heavy whipping cream" must contain 36 percent or more. Whipping cream, heavy cream, or heavy whipping cream all work for recipes that incorporate whisked air, but don't reach for that half-and-half; at 10.5 to 18 percent milk fat, it simply won't cut it. The more fat content a cream contains, the more stable it's likely to be in a whipped state. Check out our honey whipped topping recipe for guaranteed success.

What ' s The Difference Between Ice Cream , Gelato , and All the Others? Sure, there' s the ever-familiar " ice cream ", but what the hell is this " gelato " stuff that your Mom keeps swearing by, really? And how is it different from frozen custard?

Is there really any difference between gelato and ice cream ? To find out, I asked Alon Balshan, owner of Alon' s Bakery and Market in Atlanta, whose own gelato is quickly becoming a favorite among frozen - treat connoisseurs there.

Three ice cream scoops in waffle cone.: When you can’t choose just one. Photo, Roberto Caruso. © Used with permission of / © Rogers Media Inc. 2018. When you can’t choose just one. Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Once relegated only to fast-food restaurants and ice cream trucks, soft-serve ice cream has now become a gourmet treat thanks to chains like the Toronto-based Sweet Jesus, Milk Bar and countless upscale eateries. Soft-serve ice cream has much more air whipped into it then hard ice cream (it can be up to 60 percent air!) But despite it’s airiness, it’s the perfect base for sundaes since it doesn’t have mix-ins like hard ice cream.

Sherbet vs. Sorbet

These two words are not interchangeable! Sorbet refers to a dessert made with fruit and sugar, churned like ice cream, while sherbet is made with fruit, sugar, and a little bit of dairy or cream (between 1 to 2 percent milkfat, as per FDA regulations south of the border).

Nice Cream

When frozen bananas meet a high-powered blender or food processor, they transform into a rich, velvety soup with a similar texture to soft-serve. But since this icy dairy-free treat is basically a fruit salad, it gets the name “nice cream.” You can easily make it at home, though Toronto’s home to Nanashake, a nice cream parlour, and Canadian brand Chimp Treats sells banana-based pints across the country.

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Frozen Yogurt

Fro-yo usually contains less fat than traditional ice cream because it’s made with milk and yogurt instead of cream. The good stuff usually has an irresistible tang (but the stuff pouring out of the machines ubiquitous DIY fro-yo sundae bars hits the spot, too). But even though froyo is lower in fat than traditional ice cream, it’s still loaded with sugar.

Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Plant-based diets and veganism are growing in popularity, and so too are dairy-free ice cream options. Find alternatives to the milk-and-cream-laden classic at most major grocery stores made with soy, coconuts, almonds and cashews from big brands like President’s Choice, Ben and Jerry’s and Breyers.

Halo Top Ice Cream

Instead of being sweetened with sugar, Halo Top uses stevia to create pints of ice cream that clock in at around 300 calories each. Breyers Delights and Canadian brand CoolWay (sweetened with a sugar alcohol) also have low-cal, low-sugar pints available in supermarkets across the country.

This Magical Mango Ice Cream Is No-Churn, No-Cook, No-Problem .
Everyone knows that tossing frozen ripe banana pieces into a food processor will get you an amazing dish of one-ingredient “ice cream”—perfect soft serve right from the processor. Nothing (and I mean nothing) else needs to be added. But then again, you could customize by adding a little peanut or almond butter (or tahini!) or chocolate or cocoa or you name it. Bananas are magical this way because of their sugar, fiber, and starch content—these components prevent them from freezing rock solid and produce a creamy (but cream-free!) texture when blended in a food processor. The Kitchn's One-Ingredient Ice Cream by Kristen Miglore Then come mangoes. Compared with bananas, they contain more sugar but less fiber and no starch. But I really thought they could be the next one-ingredient ice cream. I bought a load of Adolpho mangoes at a good price. I peeled and sliced them off of their pits, whacked them into chunks and froze them in a bag. I treated myself to the extra flesh clinging to the pits and waited. A few hours later, I tossed some frozen chunks into the food processer. The resulting “ice cream” had the texture of the creamiest fruit sorbet! I was dead right on that score. But when I tasted, I wanted to add the tiniest pinch of salt. Then I wanted some lime juice. And then some of the lime zest… Where ripe bananas are good enough to not need ANYTHING, mangoes may need just a little something.

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