What's in the Ice Cream Aisle?

Definitions of Frozen Dessert Products

Ice cream and frozen desserts come in many flavors and types that allow the consumer to choose from a host of delicious choices. Whether the flavor is vanilla, chocolate, pumpkin pie or cookie dough, ice cream and its related products share certain basic characteristics that are often unknown to — or misunderstood by — many consumers.

Frozen desserts come in many forms. Each of the following foods has its own definition, and many are standardized by federal regulations: