Ice cream facts

Ice cream is the dessert which is made from sugar, cream and ice. It is considered as the complete and rich food. It is a great source of energy. It contains protein, vitamin B and calcium. We could find ice cream in various flavors.

Name Ice cream
Native The origin of ice cream was traced back to 4th century B.C. Roman emperor Nero brought ice from mountains and mixed with the toppings of fruit. King Tang produced the concoctions of milk and ice. It was brought from China. It was consumed by Americans when it was imported to US. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington served it to the guests.
Name in Other Languages Albanian: akullore;
Basque:  izozkia;
Belarusian: maroziva (марозіва);
Bosnian: sladoled;
Bulgarian: marozíva (сладолед);
Catalan: gelat;
Croatian: sladoled;
Czech: zmrzlina;
Danish: is;
Dutch: ijsje;
Estonian: jäätis;
Finnish: jäätelö;
French: crème glacée;
Galician: Xeado;
German: Eis;
Greek: sladoled (παγωτό);
Hungarian: jégkrém;
Icelandic: rjómaís;
Irish: uachtar reoite;
Italian: gelato;
Latvian: saldējums;
Lithuanian: ledai;
Maltese: ġelat;
Norwegian: iskrem;
Polish: lody;
Portuguese: sorvete;
Romanian: inghetata;
Russian: morozhennoye (мороженное);
Serbian: Sladoled (Сладолед);
Slovak: zmrzlina;
Slovenian: sladoled;
Spanish: helado;
Swedish: glass;
Ukrainian: morozyvo (морозиво);
Welsh: hufen ia;
Armenian: paghpaghak (պաղպաղակ);
Azerbaijani: dondurma;
Bengali: Ā’isakrima (আইসক্রিম);
Chinese: bīng qí lín (冰淇淋);
Georgian: naqini (ნაყინი);
Gujarati: Ā’īskrīma (આઈસ્ક્રીમ);
Hindi: aais kreem (आइस क्रीम);
Hmong: mis nyuj khov;
Japanese: Aisukurīmu (アイスクリーム);
Kannada: Ais krīm (ಐಸ್ ಕ್ರೀಮ್);
Kazakh: balmuzdaq (балмұздақ);
Khmer: karem (ការ៉េម);
Korean: aiseukeulim (아이스크림);
Lao: ka aelm (ກະແລ້ມ);
Malayalam: aiskrīṁ (ഐസ്ക്രീം);
Marathi: Ā’īsakrīma (आईसक्रीम);
Mongolian: zairmagny (зайрмагны);
Myanmar (Burmese): ray hkell mu an (ရေခဲမုန့်);
Nepali: Ā’isakrima (आइसक्रिम);
Sinhala: ayis krīm (අයිස් ක්රීම්);
Tajik: jaxmos (яхмос);
Tamil: Ais kirīm (ஐஸ் கிரீம்);
Telugu: Ais krīṁ (ఐస్ క్రీం);
Thai: Xịṣ̄krīm (ไอศกรีม);
Uzbek: muzqaymoq;
Vietnamese: kem;
Turkish: dondurma;
Afrikaans: roomys;
Chichewa: ayisi kirimu;
Hausa: ice cream;
Igbo: ihe nracha;
Sesotho:  ice cream;
Somali: jalaato;
Swahili: aiskrimu;
Yoruba: wara didi;
Zulu: ukhilimu oyiqhwa;
Cebuano: ice cream;
Filipino: sorbetes;
Indonesian: es krim;
Javanese: es krim;
Malagasy: gilasy;
Malay: ais krim;
Maori: ice cream;
Esperanto: glaciaĵo;
Haitian: Creole   Krèm;
Latin: glacies cremor
Food type Sweetened frozen, semi-solid foam, smooth
  • Hard Ice Cream
  • French Ice Cream
  • Soft Ice Cream
  • Light Ice Cream
  • Reduced Fat Ice Cream
  • Fat-free Frozen Dairy Dessert
  • No Sugar Added Ice Cream or Frozen Dairy Dessert
  • Lactose-free Ice Cream
  • Gluten-Free Ice Cream
  • Organic Ice Cream
  • Italian-style Gelato
Major Nutritions Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) 5 IU (33.33%)
Total Fat (lipid) 7.26 g (20.74%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.158 mg (12.15%)
Carbohydrate 15.58 g (11.98%)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 10.2 mg (11.33%)
Vitamin A, RAE 78 µg (11.14%)
Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamine) 0.26 µg (10.83%)
Phosphorus, P 69 mg (9.86%)
Calcium, Ca 84 mg (8.40%)
Isoleucine 0.129 g (7.72%)
Health Benefits
  • Source of Vitamins
  • Provides energy
  • Presence of minerals
  • Mood swings
Calories in 1 serving 1/2 cup (66 g) 137 Kcal.
  • It might increase cholesterol in blood and blood pressure.
  • It could lead to weight gain.
  • It is not useful for the lactose intolerant people.
  • It might lead to constipation, poor appetite, kidney pain, nausea, frequent urination, excessive thirst, apathy, muscle twitches, irritability and depression.
How to Eat
  • It is mostly used as a snack or dessert.
  • It could be put in cones or consumed with spoons.
  • It is served with apple pie.
  • It is used to make milkshakes and sundaes.
Other Facts
  • One pound of cream and 5.8 pounds of whole milk is required for making one gallon of ice cream.
  • The strange flavors are: Beer flavored ice cream, Buckwheat ice cream and Parmesan gelato.
  • California produces most of the ice cream.
  • One scoop of ice cream could be finished in 50 licks.
  • Italo Marchiony made the first cone.
  • February is the National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.


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