The most iconic dessert to have at the end of every meal
In fact, each dessert is an iconic dessert in its own right, each for its own reasons. But let’s start by asking ourselves: should we even end every meal on a sweet note? I would say yes, of course, but it depends on how we define this candy. Many might say that it’s not always a good idea to add extra calories to a satisfying meal. That said, there is also studies showing that eating desserts at the end of a meal also aids digestion, generating heat and also increases serotonin, making you calmer and happier. Now, don’t we all need a bit of that, especially at night, to get a good nap?
From a simple chocolate bar to an elaborate sundae, the universe of desserts is vast, exhaustive and constantly expanding. But what is the most emblematic dessert? What is this thing that everyone loves, universally, and has loved for centuries? It’s ice cream of course! For starters, it’s historic, more than anything, and has been a part of food history before any other popular sweet dish we know of today.
The earliest dish closest to the modern ice-cream-like dish was invented in 618 CE in China during the Tang Dynasty and was made from flour, buffalo milk, and camphor. Of course, it was a far cry from what we have today as a frozen dessert, which, on the other hand, became a commonly produced thing in 19th century America.
Why is ice cream an iconic dessert?
Ice cream is perhaps the most consumed dessert in the world. It’s fast, convenient and versatile. It’s ready to serve, saving you time preparing it, requires no prep time, and you can eat just about anything with it: fruits, granola, nuts, chocolates, cakes, pies, pastries, and even jellies. . So, we could also say that in a way, ice cream is also a holistic dessert, which you can enjoy as a base ingredient or as a final dish. For example, you can make ice cream floats with your favorite sodas or cocktails, serve a scoop (or two or three) with pies and sponge cakes, or a dollop over a bowl of fruit; and for the most eccentric (including yours truly), a bowl of fries on the side!
More importantly, ice cream can easily be made with other alternative ingredients, other than traditional milk and cream. Many modern versions of this delicious frozen delicacy use soy milk, coconut milk, or nut milk such as cashew or almond, and others. herbal Ingredients. What else? Ice cream is also one of the few desserts that lasts longer (sometimes we even forget that it has been in the freezer for months!). So when you put all the hallmarks of ice cream together, there is no doubt that this is indeed an iconic dessert that will definitely end your meal on a happy and hearty note.