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Quiz about Shiver  International Frozen Treats
Quiz about Shiver  International Frozen Treats

Shiver - International Frozen Treats Quiz


Ice cream, gelato, sorbet - these frozen treats are enough to make you shiver in anticipation! Let's look at some frozen delights from around the world.

A multiple-choice quiz by looney_tunes. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
looney_tunes
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
327,193
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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1. Shaved or crushed ice covered with syrup is a popular treat in many places. Where is the local favorite version, onomatopoeically called shikashika, made from ice carved out of glaciers? Hint

Switzerland
Norway
Peru
Greenland

2. Kakigori is a popular treat of shaved ice and sweet syrup in what Asian country? Hint

China
Thailand
Korea
Japan

3. The traditional Malaysian dessert of ais kacang (sometimes spelled ice kechang), or air batu campur, consists of shaved ice served over what other ingredient? Hint

red beans
rice
fruit
tapioca

4. In the Philippines, shaved ice is placed on top of a mixture of boiled sweet beans and fruit in a tall glass. A sprinkling of sugar and, usually, one or more of leche flan (caramel custard), ube halaya (custard made from purple yam), or ice cream may form the next layer. On serving, condensed or evaporated milk is poured over the dish. What is this frozen delicacy called? Hint

gado-gado
halo-halo
mako-mako
liko-liko

5. The name for this frozen dessert comes to us from Arabic, through Persian and Turkish. What is the name for this dish, often served between courses as a means of cleansing the palate, as well as being a dessert? Hint

sorbet
kulfi
gelato
faloodeh

6. Frozen yogurt is sometimes served as a substitute for ice cream. Which of the following is the most common reason for choosing frozen yogurt over ice cream? Hint

it is lower in fat than ice cream
it has a lower lactose content than ice cream
it has a slightly tarter flavor than ice cream
it has less sugar than ice cream

7. Ice cream is placed in a pie dish that has been lined with slices of sponge cake, and is then topped with meringue. The dish is cooked in an extremely hot oven just long enough to set the meringue. After which American state is this dish named? Hint

Massachusetts
Hawaii
Alaska
California

8. While visiting Hong Kong, I was served a dish that consisted of a ball of ice cream placed inside a sponge cake which was topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Whiskey was poured over the top, and the whole thing was flaming as the waiter brought it to the table. What was this treat called? Hint

Burning love
Chinese chariot of fire
Flame on the iceberg
Hot cream treat

9. Papaya pulp mixed with vanilla ice cream, with crème de cassis poured over the top, was a fad dessert in which South American country during the 1990s? Hint

Mexico
Brazil
Costa Rica
Belize

10. Spaghettieis is made by pressing vanilla ice cream through a ricer to produce spaghetti-like strands which are then decorated to resemble a bowl of spaghetti. What is the country of origin of this unusual dessert? Hint

France
Germany
Spain
Portugal


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Shaved or crushed ice covered with syrup is a popular treat in many places. Where is the local favorite version, onomatopoeically called shikashika, made from ice carved out of glaciers?

Answer: Peru

As shown in a 2008 Peruvian documentary, the production of shikashika starts with carving blocks of ice (roughly 40 kg, or 90 lb, in weight) from the glacial ice by hand, using an axe. The blocks are then carried down the mountain on mules. The shaved ice is flavored with brightly-colored sweet syrups, and sold in plastic bags at festivals.

The name comes from the Amerindian language Quecha; an alternative Spanish name is 'raspadilla'.
2. Kakigori is a popular treat of shaved ice and sweet syrup in what Asian country?

Answer: Japan

The shaved ice is traditionally produced using a hand-cranked machine that spins the block of ice over a sharp blade, but electric ice shavers are becoming increasingly common. Popular flavors include cherry, lemon, strawberry, grape, melon, green tea, sweet plum and just-plain-sugar syrup. Often two or more different syrups are combined for a more colorful presentation.

A similar Korean dish is called bingsu, the Chinese consume baobing, and nam kang sai is popular in Thailand.
3. The traditional Malaysian dessert of ais kacang (sometimes spelled ice kechang), or air batu campur, consists of shaved ice served over what other ingredient?

Answer: red beans

The name 'ais kacang' is Malay for 'red bean ice', which pretty much tells you the main ingredients! 'Air batu campur', often abbreviated to ABC, translates as 'stone water mixed'. Originally, the dish consisted solely of shaved ice served over beans which had been cooked in a red syrup.

More recently, the dish comes in a variety of colors, with or without added fruits and other ingredients such as aloe vera or agar agar jelly. They can even come in chocolate!
4. In the Philippines, shaved ice is placed on top of a mixture of boiled sweet beans and fruit in a tall glass. A sprinkling of sugar and, usually, one or more of leche flan (caramel custard), ube halaya (custard made from purple yam), or ice cream may form the next layer. On serving, condensed or evaporated milk is poured over the dish. What is this frozen delicacy called?

Answer: halo-halo

The name of this dish comes from the Tagalog word 'halo', meaning mix. There is no specific recipe for it, and the choice of ingredients varies widely with the individual. Commonly-used beans include red mung beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans (chick peas). Fruits may include sugar palm fruit, coconut, caramelized plantain, jackfruit, star apple, papaya, kiwifruit, banana, and cherry. Cooked vegetables (such as purple yam, sweet potato, corn, or avocado) may also be included for color. The toppings are also flexible, allowing for the individual chef's creativity.

Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad with peanut dressing; mako is a kind of shark; I imagine I would liko-liko the taste of halo-halo.
5. The name for this frozen dessert comes to us from Arabic, through Persian and Turkish. What is the name for this dish, often served between courses as a means of cleansing the palate, as well as being a dessert?

Answer: sorbet

Sorbet is a frozen product made from sweetened water flavored with fruit (juice or puree), chocolate, wine, and/or liqueur. Sorbet is also called sherbet (although in the US, sherbet also has some dairy content), a name that is derived from the Turkish serbet, the Persian sharbat, and an Arabic word transliterated as sharbat, terms referring to a fruit drink. Its origins are obscure - possibly it was created by the Roman emperor Nero, possibly it was brought to Europe from China by Marco Polo. Whatever the source, it's delicious!

Gelato is an Italian frozen milk treat; kulfi is a frozen milk dessert from southern Asia; faloodeh, a traditional dish in Iran and Afghanistan, is made of thin vermicelli noodles frozen with cornstarch, rose water, lime juice and ground pistachios.
6. Frozen yogurt is sometimes served as a substitute for ice cream. Which of the following is the most common reason for choosing frozen yogurt over ice cream?

Answer: it is lower in fat than ice cream

Since frozen yogurt uses milk instead of cream, it has a significantly lower fat content than ice cream. The tarter flavor was actually an issue in the early days of marketing frozen yogurt, and the recipe was adjusted to make it sweeter. (Personally, I love that tart dimension, and look for frozen yogurts that have it as a feature.) This usually means more sugar. Both frozen yogurt and ice cream are dairy products, and not suited for consumption by those who are lactose-intolerant.
7. Ice cream is placed in a pie dish that has been lined with slices of sponge cake, and is then topped with meringue. The dish is cooked in an extremely hot oven just long enough to set the meringue. After which American state is this dish named?

Answer: Alaska

Baked Alaska, sometimes also called glace au four, Norwegian omelette and omelette surprise, was given its name by chef Charles Ranhofer at Delmonico's Restaurant (in New York City) in 1876, as a tribute to the newly-acquired territory of Alaska. A variation called Bombe Alaska calls for some dark rum to be splashed over the Baked Alaska and lit while the dish is being served. February 1 is Baked Alaska Day - don't forget to celebrate next year!
8. While visiting Hong Kong, I was served a dish that consisted of a ball of ice cream placed inside a sponge cake which was topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Whiskey was poured over the top, and the whole thing was flaming as the waiter brought it to the table. What was this treat called?

Answer: Flame on the iceberg

Very similar to Bombe Alaska, this treat originated in high-end restaurants in Hong Kong. Today it is widely served, and very popular as a special dessert. The name is certainly evocative!
9. Papaya pulp mixed with vanilla ice cream, with crème de cassis poured over the top, was a fad dessert in which South American country during the 1990s?

Answer: Brazil

Brazil is the only South American country listed. During the 1990s creme de papaya was served everywhere, sometimes in an alcohol-free variant using blackcurrant syrup instead of creme de cassis. The papaya and ice cream are sometimes mixed to a homogeneous consistency, sometimes only partially blended to allow the independent flavors to emerge in different bites.
10. Spaghettieis is made by pressing vanilla ice cream through a ricer to produce spaghetti-like strands which are then decorated to resemble a bowl of spaghetti. What is the country of origin of this unusual dessert?

Answer: Germany

This sundae-like novelty is indeed a German creation, as suggested by the ending of its name, which was invented in Mannheim, Germany by Dario Fontanella in the 1960s. After being shaped to resemble spaghetti, the ice cream is placed over whipped cream, and topped with strawberry sauce (to represent a tomato sauce) and one or more of coconut flakes, grated almonds or white chocolate (to imitate grated Parmesan cheese).

At least one German brand of commercially-prepared strawberry sauce recommends itself as perfect for making spaghettieis!
Source: Author looney_tunes

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