First, in the European Tradition start with rich cream from a local dairy, sweeten with real cane sugar, add only the best pure Bourbon Vanilla, imported Dutch Cocoa, fresh roasted nuts, real Maple Syrup and premium fresh fruits to create ice creams unequalled in quality and taste. Second, minimize overrun. All ice cream has air whipped into it, otherwise it would freeze rock hard (not the best for licking or enjoying). The percentage of air added is called overrun. Most so called "homemade" and mass produced ice creams are made with 80-100 percent overrun. This means that by volume almost half the ice cream is air. By contrast we at Mystic Drawbridge make all our ice creams with 30– 50 percent overrun. That is why our ice cream is richer, creamier and more flavorful.