Desserts, Frozen

Appears in
Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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desserts, frozen, are compositions with ice cream or frozen yogurt at their core, combined in various ways with other dessert ingredients such as sponge cake, biscuits, nuts, fruits, creams, and sauces. Distinct from desserts individually constructed on the spot from a combination of fresh and frozen ingredients, frozen desserts are built in advance from the components, frozen into a composed whole and presented in their entirety for serving. These creations may be as simple as an ice cream cake or pie, or as extraordinary as a molded and layered bombe in the shape of a ball, a fruit, or an architectural model.