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Old 10-24-2017, 12:45 PM   #1
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Why Is There Such a Thing As "Frozen Dairy Dessert"?

Over the weekend I made an apple pie. Can't have apple pie without vanilla ice cream so I asked SO to stop and pick up a carton of vanilla bean ice cream while she was out.

She came home with Breyer's instead of our normal brand as that wasn't available. A closer inspection of the carton revealed she had bought "Extra Creamy Frozen Dairy Dessert".

"What is frozen dairy dessert?", you ask. It's not ice cream. Breyer's (and others) have bastardized their product so much the Federal Government says they can no longer call it ice cream! It has an off putting texture and never freezes hard like ice cream would.

A quick inspection of the label gives us a clue. The ingredients are, listed in order from most to least, MILK, SUGAR, CORN STARCH, CREAM and a whole bunch of less than 2% stuff.

I'm not a fan of fake food.


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Old 10-24-2017, 01:37 PM   #2
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Actually, the primary reason they can't call it ice cream is because they whip air into it to increase the volume. In other words, you're paying for air.

Here's an article that explains it:
Did You Know? Why Some Ice Cream Is a "Frozen Dairy Dessert" | Brand Eating

Maybe they should call it "Frozen AIRY Dessert"
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:54 PM   #3
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Actually, the primary reason they can't call it ice cream is because they whip air into it to increase the volume. In other words, you're paying for air.

Here's an article that explains it:
Did You Know? Why Some Ice Cream Is a "Frozen Dairy Dessert" | Brand Eating

Maybe they should call it "Frozen AIRY Dessert"

Right Steve. Too much air and not enough fat.
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I'm a big Tillamook fan and avoid anything that doesn't actually say Ice Cream. (runs to the freezer to double check the ingredients listing on the half gallon of Tillamook hanging out in there...)


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And in our Topsy Turvey Wrold .... COOL WHIP has dairy it it now!

I hate Cool Whip but made a special dessert for a milk-allergic friend and needed to use it. Got it home and re-read the ingredients and there is was .... cream ...
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And in our Topsy Turvey Wrold .... COOL WHIP has dairy it it now!

I hate Cool Whip but made a special dessert for a milk-allergic friend and needed to use it. Got it home and re-read the ingredients and there is was .... cream ...
Cool Whip is an abomination. I won't use it. I wish I had access to George Carlin's bit on Cool Whip. It says it all.
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And in our Topsy Turvey Wrold .... COOL WHIP has dairy it it now!

I hate Cool Whip but made a special dessert for a milk-allergic friend and needed to use it. Got it home and re-read the ingredients and there is was .... cream ...
Yeap, Cool Whip that sold as "non-dairy" is actually very much so dairy.

As far as ice cream goes, it is not what it once was. Made out of real cream, or whole milk, it tasted so rich and yummy. Nowadays they make it out of milk whey. So it tastes accordingly.
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Yeap, Cool Whip that sold as "non-dairy" is actually very much so dairy.

As far as ice cream goes, it is not what it once was. Made out of real cream, or whole milk, it tasted so rich and yummy. Nowadays they make it out of milk whey. So it tastes accordingly.
Ice cream made of cream is available. It might be hard to find in a small town, though.
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If one wants real ice cream, it's easy enough to make using real ingredients. Okay, it does require a special piece of equipment, but a small ice cream maker isn't prohibitively expensive. And the results taste much better - or at least I think so - than what you buy at the store.
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If one wants real ice cream, it's easy enough to make using real ingredients. Okay, it does require a special piece of equipment, but a small ice cream maker isn't prohibitively expensive. And the results taste much better - or at least I think so - than what you buy at the store.
Yes, and beside the point. I can get real ice cream at the store or make it in my own home, which I do. I was just commenting on the existence of a 'fake' ice cream.
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