The Science of Ice Cream

by Chris Clarke

The Science of Ice Cream Synopsis

Ice cream as we recognize it today has been in existence for at least 300 years, though its origins probably go much further back in time. Before the development of refrigeration, ice cream was a luxury reserved for special occasions but its advance to commercial manufacture was helped by the first ice cream making machine patented by Nancy Johnson in Philadelphia in the 1840s. The second edition of The Science of Ice Cream has been fully revised and updated with new material. The book still begins with the history of ice cream, subsequent chapters looking at the link between the microscopic and macroscopic properties and how these relate to the ultimate texture of the product you eat. Information on nutritional aspects and developments in new products and processes for making ice cream have been added and the books is completed with some suggestions for experiments relating to ice cream and how to make it at home or in a school laboratory. The book has authenticity and immediacy, being written by an active industrial practitioner, and is ideal for undergraduate food science students as well as those working in the food industry. It is also accessible to the general reader who has studied science to A-level and provides teachers with ideas for using ice cream to illustrate scientific principles.

The Science of Ice Cream Press Reviews

The presentation throughout is clear and easy to follow This book provides good value and will be of interest to those involved in the technical aspects of ice cream production. It will also be of use to science teachers wishing to provide examples of the application of scientific principles to a product that we can all associate with. -- Andrew Wilbey * Chemistry World June 2013 * This book, a 2nd edition, deals with the science of ice cream and in particular the link between the microscopic structure and the macroscopic properties of this food. The 2nd Edition has been fully revised and updated with new material, including information on nutritional aspects and developments in new products and processes for making ice cream. It is aimed at undergraduate food science students as well as those working in the food industry. * Food Science and Technology Abstracts Vol 44 (9) 2012 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849731270
Publication date: 3rd May 2012
Author: Chris Clarke
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 234 pages
Categories: Food & beverage technology, Popular science, Chemistry,

About Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke is a patent attorney at Unilever R and D in Bedford. He was previously a research scientist and project leader in the Ice Cream Group at Unilever, where he worked on colloidal and crystallisation phenomena in ice cream.

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