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Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this summary document. Given that the global ice cream industry is worth over 80 billion USD, the economic data and the environmental impact of the sector are also presented.

Physico-chemical structure of ice cream


According to the European Code for edible ices, the term “ice cream” is reserved for a product which (i) complies with the basic definition of edible ices (e.g. foodstu...

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