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Everything you wanted to know about Italian Ice Cream

Ice Cream Is An International Matter

Throughout my blog I’ve talked about Italian ice cream,but I think it would be interesting to see if there are similar products in other countries. Here what I was able to find:

INDIA

In Indian subcontinent we have Kulfi or Qulfi,a popular flavored frozen dessert made from milk. Unlike other ice cream, kulfi takes a very long time to melt. It comes in various flavours, including pistachio, malai, raspberry, rose, mango, cardamom (elaichi), saffron (kesar) or Zafran, the more traditional flavours, as well as newer variations like apple, orange, peanut, and avocado. Unlike Western ice creams, Kulfi is not whipped, resulting in a solid, dense frozen dessert similar to traditional custard based ice cream. Thus, it is usually considered a distinct category of frozen dairy-based dessert.

SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA

In these countries ice cream is called ais krim potong,which means cut-out ice cream. It probably got its name from the way it’s served. The ice cream is molded into a large block. When served, the ice cream seller would cut it up into smaller rectangular pieces and insert between wafers or bread.

ARABIC COUNTRIES

Arabic ice cream (or bouzat haleeb) is a much different affair than the rich custardy treats popular in the Western countries. Simultaneously light and creamy, the ice cream has a bit of an elastic quality because it’s thickened with sahlab, an orchid tuber extract typical throughout the Middle East. Flavored with rose and orange blossom, the ice cream is floral without tasting soapy.

FRIED ICE CREAM

There are Mexican and Asian variants. The dessert is commonly made by taking a scoop of ice cream frozen well below the temperature at which ice cream is generally kept, possibly coating it in raw egg, rolling it in cornflakes or cookie crumbs, and briefly deep frying it. The extremely low temperature of the ice cream prevents it from melting while being fried. It may be sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and a touch of peppermint, though whipped cream or honey may be used as well. If fried ice cream is coated in raw egg prior to deep frying, the egg may remain uncooked due to the low temperature of the ice cream. The Asian recipe usually uses tempura batter. Mexican versions use corn flakes, nuts or cookie crumbs for coating. In addition the Mexican recipe starts with a large ice cream ball, resulting in a colder core than the Asian variants. Common flavors in Asian restaurants are green tea, vanilla, and red bean; Coconut may also be used.

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