September 12, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Food Network’s “Crave,” a TV show focused on the perfection of foods host Troy Johnson craves, shed a spotlight on the “ultimate scoop” of ice cream tonight on the new episode.
Johnson traveled to places in Pennsylvania, San Francisco and Brooklyn during the course of the half-hour episode. One of these featured was Penn State’s very own Berkey Creamery.
Johnson's original list included high milk fat, homemade cone and saltiness, but low overrun was added to list when he went to the Creamery.
Johnson found out a number of things about how to make the Creamery’s delicious Strawberry flavor, but he learned that the “overrun” is the amount of air used to make soft serve.
The Creamery uses 35 percent overrun when making its ice cream.
Along the way, Johnson also found the oldest recipe for ice cream at Bassetts Ice Cream in Philadelphia, as well as a soda fountain parlor in Brooklyn.
An interesting fact during the show was that 10 percent of any ice cream made has to be milk fat. Any less, the ice cream would be considered “low fat.”
Needless to say, if you don’t have some ice cream in your freezer, you’ll probably be craving some by the time you’re done watching “Crave.”
If you missed tonight’s episode, you can catch it again at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning or 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 on the Food Network channel.