What is the difference between ice cream, gelato, and sorbet? They look different, but are they made differently?
First of all, the names vary a bit from country to country, or the ingredients do. I'll explain the most common names/ingredients.
The main difference is in the ingredients used. Sorbet is basically water + sugar + fruit, while ice cream and gelato is milk/cream + sugar + fruit. So the last two are more 'creamy', while sorbet is more 'icy'.
You can say that ice cream is a type of gelato, but there still is a difference. More sugar in gelato, more butterfat (the percentage of fat in the milk/cream) in ice cream.
You can read quite a lot about ice cream on wikipedia.
1) Custard ice-cream with eggs milk and cream.(Quite a high portion of eggs) 2) Ice-cream (dairy) 10% upwards of milk fat (milk & cream) 3) Gelato less than 10% butter fat but upwards of 16% sugar (needed to balance recipe) 4) Sorbet fruit, water and some milk to give it body 5) Water ice fruit water and sugar
Gelato is kind of Italian icecream, which has more sugar & Fat content .