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Scoop School: Sugar in the Mix

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The custard, ice cream, Gelato, and/or frozen yogurt mix you receive from the manufacturer has likely undergone some sort of process of being sweetened already. It's important to understand sugar does not freeze so be careful when adding more sugar to your recipes. What happens if you add too much sugar to your ice cream? Well, a standard base of custard has about 14% sugar. The substance is almost that of sweetened milk before mixing. Once you add in juices, purees, flavors, extracts, (and probably more sugar), you create a very sweet product that can very easily be over-sugared. You'll...

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