Creaders reported an ice cream trial conducted by a netizen. He placed three ice creams of Chinese brands, Menglong, Baxi, and Zhong Xuegao, in a room at the temperature of 31 °C (88 ºF). After 1 hour, he found that Zhong Zue Gao’s flavored sea salt and coconut ice cream had not completely melted.
This result causes netizens to question the quality of Zhong Xuegao’s frozen products.
Some comment they don’t dare to eat such ice cream.
A representative from Zhong Zuegao says in addition to milk, cream, coconut milk, and other ingredients, carrageenan is also added to improve the consistency of the ice cream. Therefore, it would not disperse like water after melting. The ice cream has softened but is relatively viscous and still formed
China is a food-lover’s paradise, and ice cream is one of the favorites. Many companies invest in frozen foods and experiment to find more attractive frozen treats.
There is a wide range of flavors, such as watermelon, black sesame, passion fruit, beer, and pineapple with peppercorn.
Some companies come up with ideas of adopting usual ingredients to generate unique tastes for customers.
Gelato Dal Cuore in Shanghai adopted scallion noodle gelato. They combine sweetness from sugar and umami from soy sauce to generate a sweet and savory taste that is totally different from traditional ice cream.
Companies also update many shapes to attract more customers, such as popsicles shaped like the Great Wall of China, some replicas of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, or Mogao Caves in Gansu Province in western China.
According to SEO China Agency, the ice cream market in China is booming with a more than 20% increase yearly, making it the top of its kind worldwide.
Renub Research reported that this industry’s market size was just over 23 billion dollars, which is expected to reach more than 40 billion dollars in 2027.