I Scream, You Scream: Ultimate Homemade Ice Cream Quiz
by Staff
Are you sweet on frozen treats? Save yourself a few bucks and the potential for a lot of damage to teeth by making your own reduced- and sugar-free ice creams. Before you get started, see how much you know about this cool concoction that everyone is crazy for.

When did Americans first start eating ice cream?

  • after World War II
  • during the Civil War
  • the beginning of the 1800s

What appliance do you most commonly need to make homemade ice cream?

  • ice cream maker
  • stand mixer
  • food processor

What are two typical ingredients in homemade low- or no-sugar ice cream?

  • sugar-free pudding and milk
  • eggs and cocoa
  • cream and gelatin

Which of the following is an artificial sweetener you can use in homemade ice cream?

  • agave nectar
  • stevia
  • aspartame

How many calories per serving do artificial sweeteners have?

  • zero
  • one
  • five

About how many calories are in a half-cup serving of commercial no-sugar ice cream?

  • 50 calories
  • 75 calories
  • 90 calories

What's the doctor-recommended limit for how much sugar should be in one serving of ice cream?

  • 5 grams
  • 15 grams
  • 25 grams

Does homemade no-sugar ice cream really taste as good as regular ice cream?

  • No, it'll never taste as good as ice cream with real sugar.
  • Yes, it tastes exactly the same.
  • Yes, it can taste just as good, depending on which sugar substitute you use.

Are there texture differences in homemade no-sugar ice cream?

  • none
  • yes
  • maybe

Which of the following is a possible benefit of eating no-sugar ice cream?

  • improved memory
  • better dental health
  • clearer skin

Which of the following does NOT have an effect on tooth decay?

  • how much sugar is in the food
  • how long the sugar is in contact with your teeth
  • how soft the food is

Any time you eat or drink something sugary, your teeth are in danger for how long?

  • 30 minutes
  • 60 minutes
  • one day

How does sugar cause cavities?

  • Its crystals are ground into your teeth and create holes.
  • It melts in your mouth, and the residue dissolves tooth enamel.
  • It reacts with bacteria to form acid that eats your tooth enamel, eventually forming a hole.

The sugar in food isn't always labeled as "sugar." What else might it be called?

  • carbohydrate
  • glucosamine
  • MSG

Do "no added sugar" and "sugar-free" mean the same thing?

  • yes
  • no
  • sometimes

When is it best to eat ice cream, regardless of how much fat or sugar it contains?

  • any time
  • meal time
  • snack time

Which is better for your teeth, low-sugar ice cream or regular ice cream?

  • low sugar
  • regular
  • neither

Do ice cream, ice milk, sherbet and frozen yogurt all have the same amount of sugar in a half-cup serving?

  • yes
  • no
  • only if they're all the same brand name

When is the most important time to brush your teeth?

  • after waking up
  • after lunch
  • before bed

It's possible to make low-sugar ice cream with one ingredient. What is it?

  • skim milk
  • egg
  • banana