Everyone loves to eat ice cream. Its smooth texture, sweet taste and rich flavor makes it a perfect dessert.
Did you know that chemistry plays a great deal in making the ice cream perfect ?
Know the science of making ice cream to make the perfect one
Why ice cream floats in an ice cream soda ?
Ice cream has a lot of ice crystals that float, a lot of fat which floats and a lot of air which for sure floats. Those ingredients all together make ice cream a great floater!
If you refreeze melted ice cream, why is it never as good as it was before?
The liquid ice cream fills up the air pockets, when the ice cream melts. But when it refreezes, there are fewer air pockets and as a result ice cream is less airy and fluffy. The other reason is that when the ice cream melts, the original tiny ice crystals melts off. Refreezing the ice cream makes larger ice crystals which makes the ice cream too crunchy.
Why ice cream tastes overly sweet at room temperature ?
Cold tends to numb the taste buds, because of which they become less sensitive. So more sugar needs to be added to produce the desired effect at the low temperatures in which ice cream is usually served. Hence when you taste ice cream at room temperature it will taste overly sweet.
Why we get head ache while eating ice cream?
It is a kind of short-term headache typically linked to the rapid consumption of ice-cream, ice pops, or very cold drinks. It is also known as Brain freeze. Sensation of brain freeze is caused by a dramatic and sudden increase in blood flow through the brain’s anterior cerebral artery. As soon as the artery comes to normal, the brain-freeze pain sensation goes off.