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Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition

Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition

Keep cool this weekend with new ice cream treats from HotChocolate

Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition (HotChocolate)

Weekend Planner: Ice Cream Edition (HotChocolate)

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HotChocolate Fudge-sicles on The 606. Ice Cream Edition

With the Dog Days of Summer upon us, there’s never been a better time to hit The 606 and cool off with Fudge-sicles by none other than Mindy Segal. The owner of nearby HotChocolate, which is just off the elevated trail on Damen in Bucktown, just rolled out a new frozen treats cart on the 606 on weekends and evenings. Not just any fudge-sicles, these are her frozen hot chocolate fudge-sicles, doled out from a custom built tricycle in seasonally inspired flavors like strawberries and cream and peanut butter and jam. They cost $4 each, and you can find out where the “IceTrike” will be by following HotChocolate on Twitter at @MindySegal.

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Scream for Ice Cream at The Publican

In other ice cream news, pastry chef Dana Cree couldn’t have picked a better time to christen her new ice cream menu at The Publican. Featuring recipes from her upcoming book, Hello My Name Is Ice Cream, she’s whipped up a slew of new flavors for the dessert menu, including chocolate peanut butter brownie crunch, caramel popcorn chunk, and black raspberry supreme.

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Boozy Milkshakes at Bub City Rosemont

For a little booze with your ice cream, Bub City’s Rosemont location recently rolled out a bevy of boozy shakes infused with the likes of dark rum and bourbon. The perfect summery dessert/cocktail hybrid, these indulgent creations are available in flavors like cookies ’n’ cream with cream cheese frosting and an Oreos rim, cold-brew coffee with caramel and chocolate-covered espresso beans, chocolate-peanut butter-banana with chocolate ganache, and strawberry with cream cheese frosting and both fresh and dried strawberries.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Ice cream (disambiguation).

Ice cream (derived from earlier iced cream or cream ice[1]) is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. It is usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours. It is typically sweetened with sucrose, corn syrup, cane sugar, beet sugar, and/or other sweeteners. Typically, flavourings and colourings are added in addition to stabilizers. The mixture is stirred to incorporate air spaces and cooled below the freezing point of water to prevent detectable ice crystals from forming. The result is a smooth, semi-solid foam that is solid at very low temperatures (<35 °F / 2 °C). It becomes more malleable as its temperature increases.

The meaning of the phrase “ice cream” varies from one country to another. Phrases such as “frozen custard”, “frozen yogurt”, “sorbet”, “gelato” and others are used to distinguish different varieties and styles. 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 cream.[2]Products that do not meet the criteria to be called ice cream are labelled “frozen dairy dessert” instead.[3] In other countries, such as Italy and Argentina, one word is used for all variants. Analogues made from dairy alternatives, such asgoat’s or sheep’s milk, or milk substitutes (e.g., soy milk or tofu), are available for those who are lactose intolerant, allergic to dairy protein, or vegan.

Ice cream may be served in dishes, for eating with a spoon, or in cones, which are licked. Ice cream may be served with other desserts, such as apple pie. Ice cream is used to prepare other desserts, including ice cream floats, sundaes,milkshakes and even baked items, such as the Baked Alaska.