Ice cream is so popular worldwide that so many countries have created their unique styles and flavors. This global bias gives ice cream an edge over any other dessert! Plus, in a world of Ice cream, the flavors and the types are endless! From frozen yogurt to Falooda, the choices are teeming and spilling.
We, at Tasty Ice Cream, can’t decide which one to settle on. Perhaps, you can pick your favorite from the following and try it out!
Having an affair with a Gelato is one of its kind! This rich, creamy ice cream stems from Italian roots and takes one to the windy streets of Rome. Gelato is created from a fluffy mixture of whole milk instead of cream. This makes Gelato creamier with a lower milk fat percentage. Just imagine, no cream, eggs, or stabilizers are required to churn this beauty at a slow speed. All this gives it a rich, thick texture. And it comes in so many flavors! From chocolate to pistachio—the choices are endless.
It may be far less creamy than your traditional ice cream. However, it’s not the one to disappoint. Sherbet is a fruity icy delicacy developed with a mixture of cream or milk, egg whites, fruit juice, and gelatin. Due to its low milk fat percentage and a delicious fruity kick to it, Sherbet is healthy. Its flavors include lemon, lime, orange, and strawberry. It’s perfect for a hot summer day!
This south Asian dessert is a must-have! Perfect for any weather, Falooda is a creative, surprising mixture of vermicelli, rose syrup, basil seeds, fruit jelly, ice cream, and milk. One can eat it with a spoon or drink it with a straw. It quenches any kind of sweet thirst!
Rolled Ice Cream
This sweetened frozen dessert comes in a unique shape— rolls! With its root deeply embedded in Thailand, it is also called stir-fried ice cream. It is made cold and uses cream, sugar, milk, and other ingredients like berry or nuts. It doesn’t taste different from regular ice cream. However, its vertical shape gives it a photo-worthy look.
This Chinese shaved ice cream, Tsua bing, is perfect for ice-lovers of all ages. Baobing contains shaved ice topped with traditional ingredients like taro cubes, red beans paste, and grass jelly. If the traditional flavors are new, you can top baobing with sugar water and condensed milk. Seasonal fruits like grapes, mango, strawberries, and even pineapple make this frozen dessert an attraction worth the wait.
The Mughal era in the Indian subcontinent gave birth to this milk-based frozen dessert on a stick. Kulfi is made from milk or condensed milk, spices, nuts, whipped cream, and sugar and frozen into a cone-shaped mold. It comes in various flavors like saffron, mango, chocolate, pistachio, and cardamom.
Who doesn’t love a good, juicy popsicle?! This ice pop, freezer pop dessert takes anyone back to their good old days of summery childhood. It is basically milk-based or, if you prefer, non-dairy, then water, frozen on a stick to birth a big chunk of ice. Flavors include orange, berries, apple, lemon, and pineapple. A classic if you ask us.
Originating from Maraş, Turkey—-Dondurma is unique, creamy, and a treat for the taste buds. This mastic ice cream uses a special orchid root from Turkey known as salep. Salep is then mixed with mastic, sugar, whipped cream, and cream. The mixture is then churned continuously to give it a dense, flexible texture. Dondurma can be topped or mixed with fruits or nuts and any flavor of your choice. It is a must-have!
This Korean ice cream took the internet by storm with its long, swirly shape and a taste to die for. First introduced in Insta-Dong, South Korea, Jipangi is an ice cream wrapped in hollow cane-shaped puffed corn. Also known as J-cone, it is filled with great ice cream and topped with fruits or any topping. From chocolate to coffee, the flavors of this frozen treat attract customers of all ages.
Sweet, airy ice cream, soft serve literally serves! Its fluffy, swirly texture is all thanks to milk and sugar, churned at high speed with lots of air. It doesn’t contain eggs or hard matter like nuts, oreo, or chocolate chips. The goal is to keep it as soft and airy as its name. It comes in many different flavors ranging from chocolate to strawberry.
Have you ever considered turning sweetened water an ice cream? Sorbet is an icy treat made with no milk or cream. Just whisk frozen fruit, juice, honey, or wine with sweetened water and let it freeze. And voila! Sorbet is ready. Just one bite of sorbet is perfect for combating any summer day. Its sweet, icy, melty texture gives it a melt-in-your-feel. Although some may consider it vegan, sometimes, sorbet is made from egg whites to support the ice cream structure. It comes in all flavors, from lime to lavender!
True to its name, frozen yogurt is a chilled dessert made from dairy or non-dairy ingredients and yogurt. It is made without milk and cream; it is super healthy and can be flavored with any kind of fruit. It’s a summer-favorite and perfect for days when one needs a healthy frozen dessert. Triple Berry, chocolate, mango, strawberry, coffee– the flavors are endless.
This Japanese ice cream is adorable with its small size and a core loaded with creamy ice cream. It is made from rice, pounded into a paste then folded into the desired shape. All this gives mochi a sweet, chewy texture. This combo of rice dumplings with ice cream is ethereal and is perfect for all seasons. Mochi can be made even healthier by adding seaweed to the rice mixture. It attracts ice cream lovers with tons of flavors ranging from green tea to mint chocolate chip. Yum!