Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream
Häagen-Dazs is hands-down the world’s most delicious ice cream. And achieving that distinction is a tall order since there are many delicious ice creams in the world! But what distinguishes Häagen-Dazs from even other gourmet or boutique ice creams is its unique density: Very little air is incorporated into the product during its manufacture, giving it a heavy, rich texture. And that rich texture is combined with rich flavor, the result of a high butterfat content and the use of egg yolks. Simply put, if ice creams were opera singers, Häagen-Dazs would be Luciano Pavarotti.
Despite its Scandinavian-sounding name, Häagen-Dazs is an American ice cream. It is said that Reuben Matthus “invented” the Danish-sounding name partly because of Denmark’s renown for outstanding dairy products. [The Danish alphabet does not have the umlaut, nor does the digraph “zs” exist in the language]. Created by Reuben and Rose Matthus in the Bronx, New York, the product became commercially available in 1961. Today, Häagen-Dazs is sold throughout the United States and in many countries around the world.