There are a number of frozen desserts inspired by Ice cream. Let’s know about the desserts that followed the ice cream…
•Ais kacang from Malaysia is made from shaved ice, syrup, and boiled red bean and topped with chocolate sauce and evaporated milk. Sometimes, raspberries and durians are added too.
•Dondurma is Turkish ice cream, made of starchy flour of the tuber of orchids.
•Semifreddo from Italy is frozen custard of milk fat and egg yolk with air beaten into it. Frozen yogurt is a healthier option to ice cream.
•Gelato is an Italian frozen dessert having a lower milk fat content than ice cream and stabilized with ingredients such as eggs.
•Ice milk, more popular as low fat ice cream in the US, has less than 10% milk fat and lower sweetening content.
•Ice pops or lollies or candy is frozen fruit puree, fruit juice, or flavoured sugar water on a stick.
•Kulfi, the rich frozen dessert made with condensed milk, has its origins in Arabian and Mediterranean cultures.Now it is more popular as an Indian Mughlai dessert.
•Sorbet is frozen fruit puree with no dairy products.
•Snow balls, made from balls of crushed ice topped with sweet syrup served on a stick are common to see at fairs and amusement parks.
•Some classic ice cream desserts are famous around the world; I would like to mention the Arctic Roll which is a British dessert made of ice cream wrapped in sponge cake to form a roll, often with jam between the sponge and the ice cream.
•Another is Baked Alaska, a dessert made of ice cream straight from the freezer placed in a pie dish lined with slices of sponge cake and topped with meringue. The entire dessert if then placed in an extremely hot oven just long enough to firm the meringue. The meringue is an effective insulator, and in the short cooking time needed, it prevents the heat getting through to the ice cream.
Ice-creams now come in a mind-boggling variety of flavours. Personally, I like the natural flavours likechocolate or vanilla. Fresh and dried fruits can be used to great advantage which can make the ice creams more nutrients dense. Try making Mango Ice-cream, Plum Ice-cream or totally irresistible Tender Coconut Ice Cream.
Many people also like ice cream sundaes, with ice cream, hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream, cherries and other toppings of their choice. My favourite one is Mocha Nut Sundae - scoops of vanilla and coffee ice-cream topped with cut fruits, chocolate sauce and wafer biscuit.