Vanilla Ice Creams and Frozen Desserts

Seven brands tested – some could do bet­ter

Consumer Voice - - Comparative Test -

It must be the com­bi­na­tion of sweet­ness and cold, this in­dul­gence called ice cream. Typ­i­cally eaten as a snack or a dessert, it is usu­ally made from dairy prod­ucts, such as milk and cream, fruc­tose- or glu­cose-based sweet­en­ers, and of­ten com­bined with fruits or other in­gre­di­ents and flavours such as vanilla or choco­late. When this mix­ture freezes, it de­vel­ops the rich, creamy con­sis­tency of ice cream, a food that can af­fect your health in both pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive ways. Although the nu­tri­tional con­tent of ice cream varies among brands and types, in gen­eral it is a good source of en­ergy and sev­eral im­por­tant min­er­als, be­ing par­tic­u­larly rich in cal­cium and phos­pho­rus. For all of that, though, ice cream is a high-fat food – it must con­tain greater than 10 per cent milk fat to be called ice cream. The sugar is there too. What is the big dif­fer­ence from frozen desserts, one may ask. Well, while ice cream is mainly made from milk and dairy fat, frozen desserts are made with veg­etable oil – a find­ing that comes through in the


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