My husband and I love ice cream. Almost every night, we’ll have half a mugful in those lingering hours after dinner and before bedtime. It was after we purchased a couple of containers that I noticed something odd: some of the containers said “ice cream” and some said “frozen dessert.” Here’s an example of what I mean.
On the left is a picture of the Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream. On the right is a picture of Breyers Vanilla Frozen Dessert:
I’m not sure it’s a regulation or not, but it seems that in Canada, your ice cream must be made with 100% Canadian milk in order to earn the title of “ice cream.”
I don’t believe there is such a name distinction in the States. Everything I’ve ever had is called “ice cream,” and you have to read the label to find out what’s in it.
There is one other difference between the two: the price! Frozen Dessert, as you can probably guess, tends to be much cheaper!
So what’s in our freezer? Nothing right now, so I’m off to the market to get something cool and creamy, whether it be “ice cream” or “frozen dessert.”