Sherbet? Sorbet? Who’s To Say? — Happy National Ice Cream Month!
It’s a no-brainer. Who DOESN’T love ice cream and a reason to eat more of it? And, with new dairy-free and keto options, you’ve got no excuse!
Plus, did you know that most ice cream companies are still family owned and have been in operation for more than 50 years? Moreover, ice cream companies contribute more than $39.0 billion to the national economy and created more than 188,000 jobs in communities across the country. That’s something to celebrate! Finally, ever wonder what the difference is between gelato and ice cream? Sorbet and Granita? Well, you’re not alone! Our foodies have outlined the qualities that distinguish one frozen dessert from another, so we’ll be left out in the cold no longer!
- Premium Ice Cream — between 11% and 15% butterfat. Richer, denser and higher in calories. Usually sold in smaller containers in gourmet flavors.
- Regular ice cream — 10% to 11% butterfat. Sold typically in quarts and half gallons in standard flavors. Ideal for milkshakes.
- Economy ice cream — 10% butterfat by law. No frills.
- Light ice cream — either 50% less fat or 33% fewer calories than the regular ice cream produced by a particular company. Light versions of premium brands may have more fat and calories than regular versions of other brands.
- Reduced fat ice cream — required by law to have 25% less fat than a company's regular version.
Ice Cream — a frozen dessert made from cream, and sometimes milk, other flavorings and sweeteners. Up to 60% air, which gives it its light and fluffy texture. Ice cream subcategories are based on the amount of butterfat they contain:
Frozen Yogurt — Generally lower in fat than ice cream and has a more tart taste with live bacterial cultures. The star of a frozen yogurt dessert is often the toppings!
Gelato — Italian-style ice cream with only 20% air whipped in for a denser, more intensely flavored dessert.
Glace — French-style ice cream made with a custard base that includes egg yolks. Rich and silky.
Granita — similar to sorbet but not whipped. Contains ice crystals that give it a more granular appearance and crunchy texture.
Ice Milk — contains less than 10% milk fat, but has the same sweetener content as ice cream.
Sherbet — a fruit-based dessert with milk added for creaminess. Contains no more than 2% butterfat.
Sorbet — a frozen dessert made from fruit purée and whipped to lighten its texture. Contains no dairy products.
And now, there’s Killer Creamery Keto Ice Cream!
Get your spoons out and dig into these pints of totally Keto ice cream! Available in five mouthwatering flavors, each pint contains C8 MCT oil sourced from coconut, no added sugar, and only 2 to 3 net carbs.
Indulge in every rich, decadent spoonful whenever you’re craving something sweet, knowing you’re eating a delicious low-carb ice cream with the nutritional value you seek and the taste and texture you love. Available in Peanut Blubber, Caramels Back, Brownie Points, No Judge Mint and Raspberry Jam Session
Don't Forget the Cone! Try the Konery!
- It's the classic waffle cone with a flavorful twist and modern identity facilitating delightfully cosmopolitan ice cream eating. These are delicious, fresh, and ingredient-driven waffle cones that represent an innovation on the traditional cone, encouraging one to consider as part of the total combined ice cream experience. Find them in everything from the traditional French Vanilla and Cinnamon Brown Sugar to Birthday Cake and Dark Chocolate. Oh, and don't forget the Toasted Coconut. Love this with lime sherbet.