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CLIP 9216

How is ice-cream kept soft in freezing conditions?

How is ice-cream kept soft in freezing conditions?
Key Info
  • How is ice-cream kept soft in freezing conditions?
  • Duration: 5:37
  • Farmer Jimmy Doherty tours the biggest ice cream factory in the world to discover how they manage to keep the ice cream soft to allow them to shape it into desserts. Inside the control room we see how computers monitor and control the manufacture of the ice cream. Jimmy then speaks to an ice cream scientist to discover how small ice crystals, the addition of air and the correct proportion of sugar helps keep the ice cream soft.
  • Subject:

    Design and Technology


    Food Technology: Mass Production

  • Keywords: ice cream, texture, soft, freeze, crystals, sugar, food, foodfactory, chemistry, molecules
Ideas for use in class
  • To generate discussion on food processing and what happens to our food within food factories. To generate discussion on how technology allows us to change raw ingredients. To illustrate a food factory in operation. To illustrate how ICT / Technology is used in controlling food production. To give ideas about new product development. To illustrate functional properties of food – sugar, ice crystals and air in the right proportions change texture.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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