Ice cream trivia quiz with answers about the food ice cream
Ice Cream Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What is ice cream?
A: Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert.
It is usually made from what?
A: Dairy products, such as milk and cream.
It is often combined with what?
A: Fruits or other ingredients and flavors.
It is typically sweetened with what?
A: Sugar or sugar substitutes.
Typically, flavorings and colorings are added in addition to what?
The mixture is stirred to incorporate air spaces and cooled below the freezing point of water to prevent what?
A: Detectable ice crystals from forming.
In some countries, such as the United States, the phrase "ice cream" applies only to a specific variety, and most governments regulate the commercial use of the various terms according to the relative quantities of the main ingredients, notably the amount of what?
Products that do not meet the criteria to be called ice cream are labeled what?
A: "Frozen dairy dessert" .
Analogues made from dairy alternatives, such as goat's or sheep's milk, or milk substitutes (e.g., soy milk or tofu), are available for those who are what?
A: Lactose intolerant, allergic to dairy protein, or
Ice cream may be served in dishes, for eating with a spoon, or in what?
A: Cones, which are licked.
Ice cream may be served with other desserts, such as apple what?
Ice cream is used to prepare other desserts, including what?
A: Ice cream floats, sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream cakes and even baked items, such as Baked Alaska.
History of ice creams probably begun around what year in the Achaemenid Empire with ice combined with flavors to produce summertime treats?
A: 500 BC.
In 400 BC, the Persians invented a special chilled food, made of what?
A: Rose water and vermicelli, which was served to royalty during summers.
The ice was mixed with what?
A: Saffron, fruits, and various other flavors.
During the 5th century BC, ancient Greeks ate snow mixed with what?
A: Honey and fruit in the markets of Athens.
Why did the father of modern
medicine, Hippocrates, encourage his Ancient
Greek patients to eat ice?
A: "It livens the life-juices and increases the well-being."
A frozen mixture of milk and what was used in China around 200 BC?
What Roman Emperor had ice brought from the mountains and combined it with fruit toppings to create chilled delicacies?
A: Nero (37–68 AD).
In the sixteenth century, the Mughal emperors from the Indian subcontinent used relays of horsemen to bring ice from the Hindu Kush to Delhi, where it was used in what?
A: Fruit sorbets.
Kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert from the Indian subcontinent and is often described as what?
A: "Traditional Indian ice cream."
Who was credited with introducing ice cream to France in the 16th century?
A: Italian duchess Catherine de' Medici.
When Italian duchess Catherine de' Medici married the Duke of Orléans (Henry II of France) in 1533, she is said to have brought what with her to
A: Some Italian chefs who had recipes for flavored ices or sorbets.
One hundred years later, Charles I of England was, it was reported, so impressed by the "frozen snow" that he offered his own ice cream maker what in return for keeping the formula secret, so that ice cream could be a royal prerogative?
A: A lifetime pension.
Ice cream recipes first appeared in England in what century?
A: The 18th.
The 1751 edition of The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy by Hannah Glasse features a recipe for what?
A: Ice cream.
What colonists introduced ice cream to the United States, bringing their ice cream recipes with them?
A: The Quakers.
Where did confectioners sell their ice cream during the colonial era?
A: At their shops in New York
City and other cities
Small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezers were
invented in England by whom?
A: Agnes Marshall and in America by Nancy Johnson in the 1840s.
The most popular flavors of ice cream in North America (based on consumer surveys) are what?
A: Vanilla and chocolate.
In the Mediterranean, ice cream appears to have been accessible to ordinary people by when?
A: The mid-eighteenth century.
Ice cream became popular and inexpensive in England in the mid-nineteenth century, when what took place?
A: When Swiss émigré Carlo Gatti set up the first stand outside Charing Cross station in 1851.
He sold scoops in shells for how much?
A: One penny.
Prior to this, ice cream was an expensive treat confined to whom?
A: Those with access to an ice house.
Gatti built an 'ice well' to store ice that he cut from where?
A: Regent's Canal under a contract with the Regent's Canal Company.
By 1860, he expanded the business and began importing ice on a large scale from where?
Agnes Marshall, regarded as the "queen of ices" in England, did much to popularize ice cream recipes and make its consumption into a what?
A: A fashionable middle-class pursuit.
What four books did she write?
A: Ices Plain and Fancy: The Book of Ices (1885), Mrs. A.B. Marshall's Book of Cookery (1888), Mrs. A.B. Marshall's Larger Cookery Book of Extra Recipes (1891) and Fancy Ices (1894).
She even suggested using what to make ice cream?
A: Liquid nitrogen.
When was ice cream soda invented?
A: In the 1870s, adding to ice cream's popularity.
The invention of this cold treat is attributed to whom?
A: American Robert Green in 1874, although there is no conclusive evidence to prove his claim.
When did the ice cream sundae originate?
A: In the late 19th century.
Some sources say that the sundae was invented to circumvent what?
A: Blue laws, which forbade serving sodas on Sunday.
What towns claim to be the birthplace of the sundae?
A: Buffalo, Two Rivers, Ithaca, and Evanston.
When did both the ice cream cone and banana split become popular?
A: In the early 20th century.
Where is the first mention of the cone being used as an edible receptacle for ice cream?
A: In Mrs. A.B. Marshall's Book of Cookery of 1888.
Where was the ice cream cone popularized in the US in 1904?
A: At the World's Fair in St. Louis, MO.
During the American Prohibition, the soda fountain to some extent replaced the outlawed alcohol establishments such as what?
A: Bars and saloons.
Ice cream became popular throughout the world in the second half of the 20th century after what became common?
A: Cheap refrigeration.
What did Howard Johnson's restaurants advertise?
A: "A world of 28 flavors".
Baskin-Robbins made its 31 flavors ("one for every day of the month") the what?
A: The cornerstone of its marketing strategy.
The company now boasts that it has developed how many varieties?
A: Over 1000.
One important development in the 20th century was the introduction of what kind of ice cream?
A: Soft ice cream, which has more air mixed in thereby reducing costs.
It made possible the soft ice cream machine in which a cone is what?
A: Filled beneath a spigot on order.
In the United States, Dairy Queen, Carvel, and Tastee-Freez pioneered in establishing chains of what?
A: Soft-serve ice cream outlets while Baskin-Robbins became a worldwide chain later.