These days, many of the products in the ice cream aisle at your grocery store are ‘frozen desserts’. What is the big difference between an ice cream and a frozen dessert, one may ask? Well, while ice cream is mainly made from milk and milk products, frozen desserts are made with vegetable oils/fats. Generally, a frozen dessert is defined as any type of dessert made by freezing a mixture of liquids, semi-solids, and sometimes even solids. So, ice cream is also a type of frozen dessert – however, all frozen desserts cannot qualify to be ice cream. Ice creams are required to contain greater than 10 per cent milk fat. Consumers must read the nutrition facts table on the label to know which is which.
Know more about the difference between an Ice Cream and a Frozen Dessert.
So, while frozen dessert should be cheaper than ice cream, the fact is that during our study we found that frozen desserts are costlier than ice creams. Read on to know other nutritional facts in comparison with the RDAs and Traffic Light Rating System.
- Cream Bell
- Kwality Wall’s
- London Dairy
- Mother Dairy
We chose seven popular brands of vanilla ice creams and frozen desserts to interpret the nutritional information given on their labels.