Today, we have a look at a rundown of the different kinds of ice cream. From French ice cream to sorbet, there are some important differences between all the different desserts we tend to lump into the category of "ice cream."
Ice Cream: has at least 10 percent milk fat. "Premium" ice cream has 13-17 percent. Yum.
French Ice Cream: contains eggs and is cooked first, like a custard.
Gelato: has less air whipped into it than ice cream, so it has a denser consistency.
Sherbet: contains more sugar but less fat than ice cream and is usually flavored with fruit.
Sorbet: same as sherbet, but without the dairy.
(Thanks to the June issue of Everyday Food for the inspiration.)