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The Rheology and Physical Properties of Fermented Probiotic Ice Creams Made with Dairy Alternatives

  • Fatemeh Aboulfazli EMAIL logo , Ahmad Salihin Baba and Misni Misran


In this study, cow (W)’s milk was replaced by soy (S), coconut (C) and various combinations of coconut or cow milks with soy milk in order to produce fermented probiotic ice cream. The changes in ice cream eating qualities and physical properties were evaluated. Fermented ice cream containing vegetable milks showed a slower melting rate and higher apparent viscosity and particle size and also lower total acceptability than fermented cow milk ice cream (control). Ice creams containing Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-05; L) showed a lower melting rate and higher apparent viscosity and particle size than ice creams containing Bifidobacterium bifidum (Bb-12; B). Regardless of the starter culture used, all of sensory analysis scores decreased in ice creams with higher soy milk amount. The vegetable milks may offer ice cream manufacturers an alternative source of cow milk as a functional ice cream.

Funding statement: Funding: The authors acknowledge the financial support of University of Malaya Research Grant (PV113-2012A).


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Published Online: 2015-6-30
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