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Brownie Experiment-Along

Hi! Great that you’d like to join us in our brownie experiment-along! Here we can gather your results and input, discuss your findings and share new ideas. It’s a work in progress, so if you have any ideas on how…

Recipe Calculations

Before we can dive into actual ice cream making, there’s one more bit of math and theory that we need to cover: recipes. You can write down your ice cream recipe in any way you like. However, to make it…

Exploring Ice Cream Types

So far we’ve focused on discussing the ingredients, the science, and the individual process steps of ice cream. It’s about time we bring it all together into actual ice creams. There are literally countless ways in which you can combine…

Emulsifiers

We’ve mentioned it a few times already: water and fats don’t mix well. As a matter of fact, even if you’d mix them, they’ll automatically separate again over time. However, in ice cream we do need them both and we…

Lab Exercises

That brings us to the very last set of exercises. In these exercises, we’ll encourage you to design your own ice creams, using all that you learned in the past few weeks. As usual, you can choose from a few…

Further Learning

Want to learn more about the science behind ice cream? Here are some resources that we’ve used for developing this course which you can use to learn more.

Ice Cream Wrap Up

And that’s a wrap for this course on the science behind ice cream! We’ve covered a lot of ground. We’ve discussed a few key theoretical concepts, discussed the role of several key ingredients, and discussed all the core steps of…

Lab Exercises

Let’s put all of this freezing knowledge into practice. We’ve again put together a few ‘lab exercises’ that will help you translate all that you learned into the real world. You can do all exercises, or opt to choose just…

Sugars

Remember that so far, we’ve only been discussing very simple ice creams. Popsicles. Ice cream made with just sugar and water, and maybe some alcohol or salt. These ice creams are simple because all the ingredients we’re adding to the…