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Madagascar Vanilla Shortage Could Raise Ice Cream Costs

Vanilla ice cream
Vanilla ice cream

If the main favorite in your ice cream parlor is still vanilla, perhaps it is time to pull off a price increase. A bad harvest in Madagascar has led to a price surge for its most prized crop, vanilla beans, reports The Guardian. This could lead to a rising tide of ice cream prices around the world. Continue reading Madagascar Vanilla Shortage Could Raise Ice Cream Costs

Top 10 Peculiar Ice Cream Flavors

Peculiar Ice Cream Flavors
Peculiar Ice Cream Flavors

Top 10 Peculiar Ice Cream Flavors

10. Parmesan Ice Cream

Parmesan Ice Cream
Parmesan Ice Cream

Are you tired of the same old cheese course to round out your fancy dinner parties? Serve up this salty cheese ice cream and watch your friends never come back to your place to bum a meal. Still, cheese is dairy, unlike the rest of the contenders in this list- therefore, parmesan ice cream, as disturbing as it sounds, bottoms out this list.

9. Beer Ice Cream

Beer Ice Cream
Beer Ice Cream

Having an ice-cold beer in a hot summer day is great, what about beer ice cream. Transform the everyday creamy cone into craft beer ice cream. What a wonderful idea!
8. Squid Ink Ice Cream

Squid Ink Ice Cream
Squid Ink Ice Cream

It have a dark charcoal color. I’ve no idea what squid ink would taste like. Maybe, you can have a try.
7. Ox Tongue Ice Cream

Ox Tongue Ice Cream
Ox Tongue Ice Cream

Beef tongue is actually quite good. But I do not know what does the ox tongue ice cream taste like. The packaging is so cute. Look at the ox sticking out its tongue!

6. Oyster Ice Cream

Oyster Ice Cream
Oyster Ice Cream

Some people blame the Japanese for this one, but apparently the upper classes of colonial America enjoyed it.

5. Fish Ice Cream

Fish Ice Cream
Fish Ice Cream

Look at the packaging. Apparently it is a mix of brandy and saury, a salt water fish that is popular in Japan.

4. Pit Viper Ice Cream

Pit Viper Ice Cream
Pit Viper Ice Cream

What can I say. It comes from Japan.

3. Astronaut Ice Cream

Astronaut Ice Cream
Astronaut Ice Cream

Developed for astronauts because NASA hates astronauts, freeze-dried ice cream is solely responsible for every failed space mission ever. It’s a top seller at “science museums.” Science museums.

2. “Cold Sweat” Ice Cream

"Cold Sweat" Ice Cream
“Cold Sweat” Ice Cream

Also known as, “The Ice Cream From Hell.” Created by some dude in North Carolina. This stuff is made with three kinds of hot peppers and two kinds of hot sauce, and apparently will burn not just your mouth, but your fingers as well.

1. Raw Horseflesh Ice Cream

Raw Horseflesh Ice Cream
Raw Horseflesh Ice Cream

The top 10 peculiar ice cream flavors, number one, Raw Horseflesh Ice Cream. You read that right. “Basashi” means “raw horse meat.” It is based on a regional Japanese specialty: Raw horse sushi.

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Ice Cream Molds

ice cream molds
ice cream molds

Ice cream has different shapes. A rabbit shape, a spaceship shape, even a corn shape. Most of ice cream molds are made of special alloys (for example Stainless Steel) that have good heat transfer capacity, mechanical durability, resistance to brine, and resistant to corrosion from cleaning and sanitizing. Some ice cream molds can also be made from plastics which have particular advantages in threedimensional effects. Generally, molds are 0.75 in (0.22 mm) thick, and volumes of molds vary from 1.8 fl oz (50 mL) to 2.8 fl oz (75 mL). Continue reading Ice Cream Molds

the Temptation of Sweetness-Sweetener

the Temptation of Sweetness-ice cream
the Temptation of Sweetness-ice cream

Sweetness is one of the five basic tastes and is universally regarded as a pleasurable experience. Ice cream and similar products have a characteristic sweet taste that is critical to product quality. Traditionally the major sweetener used was sucrose. Other sweeteners including glucose, glucose or corn syrups, fructose syrups, fructose, in addition to honey and maple syrup are also used. These sweeteners are referred to as nutritive sweeteners. Other non-nutritive sweeteners e.g. aspartame may also be used. What is sweetness? How is it measured? How can it be controlled? Continue reading the Temptation of Sweetness-Sweetener

Who was the First Man Popularised Ice Cream

Carlo Gatti
Carlo Gatti

It may be Carlo Gatti(1817-1878). In the Mediterranean, ice cream appears to have been accessible to ordinary people by the mid-eighteenth century. Ice cream became popular and inexpensive in England in the mid-nineteenth century, due to the efforts of a Swiss emigre Carlo Gatti. Carlo Gatti was a Swiss entrepreneur in the Victorian era.  In 1851, he set up the first stall outside Charing Cross station, selling scoops of ice cream in shells for one penny to the public, previously, ice cream was an expensive treat confined to rich people with access to an ice house. He built a large “ice well” for storage of the ice that he took from Regent’s Canal under a contract with the Regent’s Canal Company. By 1860, with a rapidly expanding business, he began importing ice on a large scale from Norway.

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Who introduced ice cream into Europe

Catherine de' Medici
Catherine de’ Medici

Ice cream has been introduced into Europe by Italian duchess Catherine de’ Medici in the 16th century. When she married the Duke of Orléans (Henry II of France) in 1533, she is said to have brought with her to France some Italian chefs who had recipes for flavoured ices or sorbets. Continue reading Who introduced ice cream into Europe