Ice Cream: A Closer Look


Lily Sanders

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream is the world-wide favorite dessert that can be enjoyed any day, but do you know the science behind this tasty, frozen treat? Let’s take a closer look. 

Ice cream is a sweet dessert that is made from milk, cream, flavorings, and sometimes condensed milk. It is perfect to eat on a hot day to cool down and has a sweet flavor that can satisfy anyone anytime. The flavor possibilities are endless, ranging from plain vanilla to cookies and cream. 

“I love birthday cake and chocolate chip cookie dough,” said Chayse Huhnke, 7. “I have always loved them, and everywhere I go I get those two flavors. I also love the sweet flavor and chunks of dessert I get in both birthday cake and chocolate chip cookie dough.”

Now, take a closer look at the nutrition facts on this carton of yummy ice cream. Well, if you didn’t know already, hate to break it to you, but ice cream isn’t very healthy. It has very high amounts of sugar and fat, low in nutrients, and might have artificial flavors, according to But if you don’t have it frequently, it can still be a nice treat to have now and then.

We’ve all seen that kid with a three-scoop ice cream cone, licking it joyfully and mischievously,  and starts crying when it collapses before their very eyes. But what makes ice cream so attractive? 

According to, ice cream is scientifically proven to cheer you up when you’re feeling down, almost like a guilty pleasure, and is also proven to help with sore throats. Ice cream can go with practically anything and taste good, and with the millions of flavors out there, what’s not to love?

“Ice cream’s really refreshing to have in the summer and there are many varieties of ice cream,” said Zahara Abedin, 7. 

Overall, ice cream is a sweet treat that people all over the world can enjoy. Whether you have a vanilla soft serve or a three-scoop neapolitan, people can assure you that its delicious no matter how you eat it!