Next to chocolate, I think the next thing that would actually come into mind would be the sweet, yummy ice cream which is so perfect for summer under the hot sunny weather. From the term ‘iced cream’ and ‘cream ice‘; derived the term ice cream which is usually made from dairy products. Nowadays, aside from cow’s milk, there are also ice creams made from coconut milk, soy milk and other milk which are said to be healthier but when it comes to taste, the one made from cow’s milk is definitely the best. Half of the content of an ice cream is air. Having milk as the second major ingredient for ice cream, you can already assume some of the nutrients you can acquire from it are same as milk such as carbohydrates, fats and protein. For USA, an average ice cream would contain around 10-16% milk fat, 9-12% non-fat milk solids such as protein, caseins and carbohydrates particularly lactose which is present in milk, 12-16% sweeteners which comes in combination of sucrose and glucose based corn syrup, 0.2-0.5% stabilizers and emulsifiers and 55-64% water. You can assume that percentage for the ice cream mixture in which air is reduced. Contents may differ especially in different countries in which innovations can be made and the materials and quality of their ingredients may differ from one another.
Right now, ice cream comes in different flavors and with different additives. Flavors may basically be in chocolate, vanilla, mocha, and in different fruit flavors. Right now, there are new types of ice cream available in different places around the world in which listing would take too much time and space on this article. Indeed, ice cream is now made to satisfy ones taste. Whatever flavor you may think of, you can have or even create it yourself.
If you are really an ice cream fan, you might be aware of the most expensive ice cream in the world which actually cost $1000.00! If you are actually looking for indulgence, this might be the ice cream you’ve been looking for. The ice cream is called the GRAND OPULENCE which is created by year 2004 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Manhattan restaurant Serendipity 3. This was created to astound people for the anniversary, and for publicity, and much to their success even became the record holder in the Guiness Book of World Record as the most expensive ice cream ever made. What makes it so expensive? It is made up of 5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, infused with Madagascar vanilla covered in a 23K edible gold leaf, drizzled with Amedei Porceleana which is the most expensive chocolate, covered with chunks of rare Chuao Chocolate, suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragnets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries, tapped with tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar which is an exclusive dessert caviar made of salt-free American golden caviar known for its sparkling golden color, sweetened and infused fresh passion fruit and orange Armagnae. Is it really worth the cost and the taste? Definitely. If you are looking for something new in ice cream, I recommend you to try this. Just make sure you order earlier since it takes some time to create this $1000-worth of ice cream. I would love to try it if money permits! 🙂