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Written by: Stephanie Ego
Written on: March 1st, 2017
Tags: health & medicine, food & drink, water, lifestyle, material science, chemical engineering
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Stephanie Ego is a senior studying chemical engineering at the University of Southern California.
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Volume XVIII Issue I > Engineering Ice Cream

Step 5: Enjoy!

The combination of your favorite flavor, creamy texture, and satisfying chill would not be possible without engineering the ingredients and processes that make ice cream what it is today. Making ice cream tackles many challenges including the availability of ingredients, production cost, nutritional value, desired texture and taste, shelf life, presentation, and marketability [12]. In response to changing demands and desires, new technologies and flavors are constantly being developed to satisfy the modern consumers’ ice cream cravings. From the basic ingredients to the spoons of the customers, each step is carefully calculated to create a final product that the consumer enjoys.


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