How Ice Cream is Made
In its most basic form, ice cream is a mixture of cream and/or milk, sugar and sometimes eggs that is frozen while being churned to create a frozen product. In commercial ice-cream making, stabilizers, such as plant gums, are usually added and the mixture is pasteurized and homogenized. The mixture may have flavourings added, from something as simple as vanilla to fruit or other flavours and pieces of candy.
The mixture is then frozen in special machines that agitate it, using paddles or dashers, combining air to keep the ice crystals small and freeze it at the perfect rate to create a smooth, creamy-textured ice cream.
To be sure you’re buying ice cream, check the label for the 100% Canadian milk symbol. It highlights ice cream made from 100% Canadian milk, which may include ingredients derived from milk.