Is frozen custard healthier than ice cream?

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It all depends on what you have in it, but it's relatively close to ice cream. Frozen custard differs from ice cream in that it typically contains 1.4% egg yolk and it's also usually made at the location where it's sold, rather than premade and packaged/shipped. Both ice cream and frozen custard use at least 10% butterfat (milkfat), although it's a common misconception that ice cream uses less. In the US, ice cream must have a minimum of 10% butterfat because of USDA regulations. Premium ice cream usually has 15-18% butterfat. It all depends on how you define "healthy", but in my book, since the fat/calories/sugars are usually pretty close together, I would judge frozen custard as "healthier" simply because of it's freshness. "All natural" ice creams don't contain preservatives but they're usually categorized as "premium" which means they will most likely have a higher butterfat content making them more fattening than a "regular" frozen custard. Frozen custard doesn't need to up the ... more
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