Ice cream is one of those childhood treats we seem to never outgrow. It's creamy, refreshing and the perfect sweet ending to any celebration. Perhaps that's why it's everyone's favorite dessert. That being said, there's still much to discover about ice cream. That's why we've put together the ultimate guide to ice cream which includes everything from homemade recipes and cool facts to nifty inventions inspired by this frozen treat. There's also a fascinating look at the history of ice cream, which can be traced back to Ancient China.
Depending on where you live, ice cream can mean different things. There's the creamy American-style, traditional gelato, sorbets, sherbets, ice pops, snow cones, granita (Italian ice) and countless other incarnations around the world - even a Michelin-starred ice cream-filled grilled sandwich!
Learn all about your favorite frozen concoction by taking a look below. Who knows? Next time you enjoy an ice cream of your choice, it may just taste a little bit sweeter thanks to your newfound knowledge on the subject.
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