Gourmet Glossary: I

Gourmet Glossary: I

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Ice Cream: A frozen dessert made from cream, or a mixture of cream, milk, sugar, and usually eggs. It can also be made from combination of milk products (usually cream combined with fresh, condensed or dry milk), a sweetening agent (sugar, honey, corn syrup or an artificial sweetener) and flavorings such as pieces of chocolate, nuts, fruit, etc. Ice cream contains air, the more the air the lighter it will be.

Icing Sugar: Granulated sugar that has been milled to produce a very fine powder.

Indian Taco: Originally known as Navajo Tacos, but since Indian tribes other than the Navajo Nation have also adopted these as their own, they obtained the universal name of Indian Taco. Indian Tacos are a combination of beans or ground beef, chopped lettuce, sliced tomato, shredded cheddar cheese, and an optional green chile sitting atop plate-sized rounds of crispy Navajo or Indian Fry Bread.

Infuse: To extract flavors from herbs, spices, tea or coffee using boiling water and allowing to stand or cool.

Irish Coffee: Black coffee with sugar and Irish whiskey, topped with fresh cream.

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