Ice cream is the world’s most loved and craved frozen desserts.
Stressed when spelled backwards is Desserts and what could be a better stress buster than everyone’s all-time favourite— Ice cream! Ice creams are a saviour for people, whether you have had a hectic day at work or want to celebrate a promotion, a self-pampering phase after a heartbreak or for a happy new beginning. Ice creams are a perfect way to complete dinner and are the ultimate source of joy.
Ice creams are such iconic desserts; they are savoured all around the globe and every country has its own version of this frozen dessert. Here’s a rundown of different types of ice creams people are savouring all around the world.
Japan – Mochi and Honey toast
Being so rich in gastronomic curiosities, Japan has to have at least more than one variety of ice creams on the palate.
Mochi is prepared and served all over the Land of the Rising Sun. When you first look at it, it is pretty normal to confuse these small scoops of ice cream with the French macarons. Mochi is one such type of ice cream that is covered in rice paste to prevent it from melting after being shaped in small circles.
Honey toast is a Japanese dessert that also goes by different names like Toast Shibuya, Toast Brick and Hanito. It originated precisely in the Shibuya district. It is prepared from a loaf of bread that has to be dug and cut into cubes. Then, the outer crust and cubes are caramelized in the oven with honey and butter and filled with ingredients like fruit, nuts, syrups or whipped cream. And finally, it is either topped with a scoop of ice cream or accompanied by one.
New Zealand – Hokey Pokey Ice Cream
New Zealand’s typical ice cream is called Hokey Pokey; it consists of a simple vanilla ice cream mixed with crumbled honeycomb toffee flakes, i.e. a type of crunchy biscuit. It is usually crumbled on ice cream to add a pleasant crunchy note.
Singapore – The Ice Cream Sandwich
Singapore has adopted the change like no other cities when it comes to absorbing and learning from the incoming cultures. Hence, it comes as no surprise that one of the most popular street foods is actually the ice cream sandwich.
Singapore serves its scoop of ice cream in a slice, two slices of soft bread or wafer containing a slice of ice cream makes the Ice Cream sandwich.
Turkey – Dondurma
Dondurma is, without a doubt, one of the most peculiar ice creams in the world; it is made of whipped cream, salep cream (a type of flour), sugar and mastic. The ingredients make it very pasty, giving it a dense and naturally ‘stringy’ consistency. Witnessing its preparation is like a treat to the eyes, especially the kneading.
Thailand – Thai rolled ice cream
The land of beautiful and uncontaminated beaches and natural escapes, Thailand, also popular for its warm and humid climate, which is constant all year round. To cool down from the climate, it must sound like a great idea to try the curious “rolled ice creams,” also known as ‘I Tim Pad’.
This ice cream is not just a dessert; it’s one of the most popular street foods to eat on the go. There goes a specific technique to its preparation where the ice cream makers do not whip the ice cream but freeze it quickly, creating a thin frozen disk that is then scraped into small ice cream rolls. The garnish of fruits and various flavoured syrups add to the deliciousness of this frozen dessert.
India – Kulfi
Kulfi is the traditional Indian ice cream that dates back to the 16th century. This Indian frozen dessert is similar to ice cream in taste and appearance but more creamy and dense in texture. Kulfi is not whipped like what generally ice creams are, and that is why kulfi results in a solid and thick frozen dessert.
Kulfi’s denser consistency makes it take longer to melt than western ice creams, which makes it an easier dessert to serve in a restaurant.
This no-churn Indian ice cream is perfumed with saffron, cardamom and rosewater. Just like conventional ice creams, even kulfi comes in different flavours like rose, mango, cardamom, saffron, and pistachio. We at Sula have developed fragrant and nutty Indian-flavoured kulfi ice cream for your ultimate experience of this traditional delight. Try Gourmet kulfi ice cream in Vancouver exclusively at Sula Indian restaurant, from the traditional flavours of Pistachio and Cardamom Rose to the exotic flavours like Chai Whiskey Walnut, Coconut Passionfruit.
Nothing can be compared to the pleasure of having the sweet, creamy and chilled ice cream after a long day. Try one of these delicious frozen dairy desserts that originated in the Indian subcontinent at Sula Indian Restaurant in Vancouver.
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