Top 10 Delicious Ice-Cream Flavours
Cones, cups, bowls, bricks and bars, it comes in all shapes and sizes. Mouth watering, taste at its best! Think of summers and the ice cream comes up in your minds complimentary. Ice cream is a frozen dessert usually made out of dairy products, often combined with fruits and other condiments to enhance its flavours. Being kids’ and elders’ favourite alike, ice cream is one of the most loved desserts worldwide. It is mostly consists of milk and sugar, but artificial sweetners and honey are also used widely for the health conscious ice cream fanatics. Called by the names of ice cream, cream ice, iced cream, gelato, it is a heartthrobe of millions, rather gazillions of food lovers all over the globe. Kwality Walls, Gelato Italiano, Amul, Mother Dairy, Baskin Robbins along with a few others constitute the ice cream industry around the globe. Handmade or machinemade, anyways it is desired and enjoyed by all.
We all love to have a serving or two of our favourite flavours of ice cream whether it is summers or winters, our happy times and the celebrations and dinner parties are so incomplete without our most desired desserts. So let’s have a look at what kind of ice cream does the majority love.
10. Praline pecan
Made with a blend of cream, brown sugar, praline pecans and corn syrup caramel sauce, it carries a heavenly taste worth being savoured by your taste buds. In-spite of being high in calories, this dessert resides in the hearts of the ice cream lovers. It has a buttery maple texture with a gooey caramel ripple and loads of crunchy candy-coated pecans. The praline pecan is a delicious ice cream and tastes best with pecan pie or hot fudge topping.
9. Vanilla fudge ripple
Vanilla fudge ripple ice cream is nothing but vanilla ice cream layered with fudge or chocolate sauce and is known for taking the vanilla’s exquisitely fantastic taste to a yet another level. The taste is divine, leaving its eaters speechless. Being simple, it is also very popular among all the age groups, especially children. The texture and the beyond perfectly distinctive lines between the two flavours is a delight to your visual senses and subsequently enhances its taste manifolds.
8. Cookies and cream
Consisting of a base ice cream, usually vanilla, and chocolate cookies, is often called the “King Kong of Ice Creams.” Its has a rich flavour and ones tasted, lasts in the memory of its lovers for a lifetime. Though it is basically made by combining vanilla ice cream and chocolate cookies, the delicacy is also available in chocolate, coffee and mint cream flavors.
7. French vanilla
Inspite of being a bit more complicated than the parent vanilla, french vanilla is much more creamier than it too. It is made by firstly preparing a custard by cooking eggs and sweet cream, and later adding the vanilla seeds to the mixture. It has whole vanilla seeds intact unlike the regular vanilla. It can be best enjoyed with Belgian waffles, French toast, pancakes and other breakfast style desserts, or as a part of a parfait.
6. Chocolate chip
A step ahead to the traditional vanilla, chocolate chip ice cream is made by adding unbaked chocolate chips to it and is an extravagant dessert that enlivens the taste buds of its fans. Originating in 1984 in Massachusetts in the US. the chocolate chips give an exciting twist to its predecessor vanilla flavor. Loaded with small chunks of melt-in-the-mouth chocolate, the chocolate chip ice cream is a ‘must have’ part of a food lover’s dream dessert banquet.
Originated in Italy, neapolitan ice cream was historically made to represent the Italian flag having three distinct colours, that is green from pistachio or almond flavoured ice cream, white from vanilla and red from cheery or strawberry. Its later variation, the contemporary Neapolitan ice cream consists of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice creams and thus serve as the temptation for the lovers of all the three flavours in one go. Usually made by a mix of only these three major constituents, neapolitan is often made out of more than just three layers and can carry lemon, coffee, pistachio, orange, pineapple and several other variants.
Coloured pink or light red, strawberry flavoured ice cream is a little girl’s princess dream come alive. Extracting its flavour from strawberries, strawberry ice cream is made by blending strawberry essence with the staple vaniila base. It’s very much cherished by kids, especially girls, because of the sweet and soft aroma it generates. Strawberry ice cream forms the base for a number of other famous ice cream flavours like the neapolitan, rose, strawberry cheesecake ice cream and strawberry ripple ice cream containing just a hint or ribbon of strawberry icecream or syrup. Its delicate taste allows it to be mingled with other horizontals making it a yet another favourite.
3. Butter pecan
What better could be made of the plain, old flavour of butter! Butter pecan ice cream butter pecan flavour is used widely in cakes and cookies as well. The major ingredients of butter pecan ice cream are roasted pecans, butter and vanilla. Butter pecan ice cream is a smooth vanilla ice cream with a slight buttery flavor, with pecans added. Available in other variants like butter almond, which has pecans replaced with almonds, butter pecan is an exquisite loved a lot of the dessertaholics.
A treat to your olfactory senses, chocolate is amongst the most appreciated condiments in the world. And when it comes to blending it with our all time favourite dessert, ice cream, it forms an amazing duo to dance to! Chocolate derives its exquisite flavour and the to-crave-for colour from cocoa powder and is made by a blending it with vanilla ice cream. It forms the base for many other types of ice cream as well, like chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip and rocky road. Apart from cocoa powder, cocoa liquor is also used occasionally to improve its taste and texture. And it’s very easily available too. You can enjoy chocolate ice cream at any and every place of your choice.
Topping the dessert lovers’ cones, vanilla is the most savoured ice cream flavour of grown ups and kids alike. Having derived its flavour from the compound vanillin, extracted from vanilla beans which is a member of the orchid family is the main ingredient responsible for its exotic flavour and aroma, vanilla flavoured ice cream is used equally popularly in shakes and ice cream sandwiches for those who like to bring a twist to the traditional serving methods. Vanilla ice cream forms the base for a number of other ice cream flavours such as butterscotch, chocolate, blueberry, black current, strawberry, tuty fruity and coffee. It is thus many a times referred to as the “default” or the “ plain” flavour. Vanilla was initially propagated in the Europe after the conquest of Aztecs and later the French used it to flavor various foodstuffs including ice creams. Inspite of being centuries old, vanilla ice cream yet continues to rule the hearts of dessert lovers. The “I scream, you scream. We all scream for ice cream” quote comes true when it comes to out all time favourite vanilla!