DailyDirt: We All Scream For Ice Cream

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Frozen desserts aren't usually enjoyed as much around this time of year (unless you're reading this from Australia, then they most certainly are). But if you like ice cream and other cold treats, here are just a few recipes and projects that might interest you. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 13th, 2012 @ 6:25pm

    At my former company we made ice cream with liquid nitrogen. Someone would bring in a very powerful (610in-lbs) cordless drill and someone else the ice cream mixture. They'd start mixing while someone else adds, a little at a time, the liquid nitrogen.

    By freezing the mixture with nitrogen you bypass the usual slow process with your home freezer. The slow process allows moisture to form ice crystals and your ice cream becomes... non-homogeneous, or "low quality" or not-so-smooth, if you will.

    Freezing with liquid nitrogen virtually instantly freezes the cream/sugar mixture and damn that ice cream is so smooth, very consistent, very good!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 14th, 2012 @ 7:01am

    So all I gotta do is go to my local Wal-Mart and pick up some cream, sugar, eggs, salt, and liquid nitrogen. Awesome!

     

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    Chris Ball (profile), Jan 14th, 2012 @ 7:13am

    "Not all frozen desserts are ice cream, but all ice creams are frozen desserts."
    What about that astronaut ice cream stuff? It's a non-frozen ice cream dessert.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 14th, 2012 @ 5:03pm

    HowStuffWorks covers the history of ice cream and notes that about 8% of all milk produced in the US ends up as a frozen dessert. Not all frozen desserts are ice cream, but all ice creams are frozen desserts. [url]

    I lave these claims of "fact",

    "all ice creams are frozen desserts" !!!! really, what you cannot think of anything that uses ice cream that is not in a dessert ?

    what about in a beverage ? is a beverage a desert ?
    So it is always a dessert, unless it is a beverage or a confectionery !! or something else.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jan 16th, 2012 @ 2:41pm

    Re:

    Dry ice is a bit easier to obtain than liquid nitrogen, but I don't know if people think it produces ice cream that is as smooth....

     

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