As of 2014, McDonald's indicates that its ice cream is made of milk, sugar, cream, nonfat milk solids, corn syrup solids and artificial vanilla flavor. It also includes mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, dextrose, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, carrageenan, disodium phosphate, cellulose gum and vitamin A palmitate.Know More
The ice cream is available in a cone serving, which has 170 calories, 4.5 grams of fat and 27 grams of carbohydrates. This serving has 150 milligrams of calcium, which is about 15 percent of the recommended daily value.
McDonald's also uses the ice cream in its McCafé shake, along with a flavored shake syrup, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The McCafé shakes are available in vanilla, chocolate or strawberry.Learn more about Food Facts
According to the University of California - Santa Barbra, ice cream will melt at about 31 degrees Fahrenheit or -3 degrees Celsius. The freezing point of water is about 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but the ice cream is affected by the salt content. Adding salt to a liquid lowers the freezing point of the substance.Full Answer >
While some dogs can eat ice cream without experiencing any issues, other dogs are lactose intolerant. These dogs may experience gas, diarrhea or vomiting after consuming ice cream.Full Answer >
Sherbet ice cream is an ice cream that is made with milk, sugar and a mixture of sweetened fruit juice. The inclusion of fruit juice creates a texture that is a cross between traditional ice cream and sorbet.Full Answer >
The main differences between ice cream and gelato are the amount of air in the mixture, fat content, serving temperature, flavor and texture. Ice cream typically uses much more heavy cream and eggs than gelato, which relies more on whole milk and rarely contains eggs. This makes gelato less fatty than ice cream and allows the flavors to be more pronounced rather than subdued by cream.Full Answer >