- 1. To chill by placing a glass or serving dish
in a freezer so that a coat of frost forms on
its surface. 2. Frozen water. Freezing point for
water is at 32ºF (0ºC).
Ice Bath - A bath of ice and water used
to chill a food or beverage very quickly.
Iceberg Lettuce - The many varieties of
this green leafy vegetable all differ in size
and crispness. The most common types found in
the supermarket are butter, iceberg and romaine.
Iceberg has tight, compact heads with little flavor
(except for the heart), but a very crisp texture.
Ice Cream Soda - A beverage comprised of
carbonated water, flavored syrup, (or a commercial
flavored carbonated beverage) and a scoop or two
of ice cream.
Ice Milk - Ice milk is made like ice cream,
except it contains less milk fat and milk solids.
It has less calories, is lighter and less creamy
than ice cream.
Ice Pick - A tool with a single long, needle-like
metal shaft stemming from a weighted handle, and
used to chip pieces of ice from large blocks.
Icing, Frosting - A covering and/or filling
which contains large amounts of sugar used for
cakes and pastries.
Icing Syringe - A cake-decorating tool. The
icing syringe is composed of a tube, plunger and
various tips. The tips can be quickly exchanged
to form a multitude of patterns with the same
Indian Pudding - A spicy cornmeal and molasses
pudding usually served with whipped cream, hard
sauce, or cream.
Infuse - To submerge teas or other flavoring
ingredients in a hot liquid in order to extract
the flavor into the liquid.
Infusion Coffee Maker - This type of coffee
maker consists of a glass pot with a mesh covered
plunger that is pressed downward to trap the coffee
grounds after steeping. Also known as cafetière
or French press.
Rice - Fully cooked and flash-frozen rice
that can be rehydrated in boiling water. It is
quick but lacks flavor.
Instant Yeast - A specially processed form
of active dry yeast; can be mixed into a dough
dry (rather than dissolved) and reduces rising
time by up to 50 percent.
Iodized Salt - Table salt (sodium chloride)
containing potassium iodide, a source of the essential
Iron - A mineral used by the blood for
forming hemoglobin. Red meat, fish, eggs, and
legumes are significant iron sources.
Irish Soda Bread - A traditional Irish
quick bread that uses baking soda as its leavener.
It's usually made with buttermilk and may include
currants or caraway seed.
Italian Parsley - Parsley with flat leaves.
Italian parsley has a stronger flavor than curly
Italian Sausage - Coarse sausage usually
seasoned with garlic and fennel seed or anise
seed; generally sold in plump links in two varieties,
hot (flavored with hot red peppers) and sweet
(no added peppers).
Seasoning - A blend of dried herbs used in
Italian cuisine, containing basil oregano, rosemary,
thyme, sage, marjoram, and red pepper.