Food and Bioprocess Technology

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 665–680 | Cite as

Rheological, Textural, Physicochemical and Sensory Profiling of a Novel Functional Ice Cream Enriched with Muscat de Hamburg (Vitis vinifera L.) Grape Pulp and Skins

  • Maria Tsevdou
  • Eugenio Aprea
  • Emanuella Betta
  • Iuliia Khomenko
  • Daniel Molitor
  • Franco Biasioli
  • Claire Gaiani
  • Flavia Gasperi
  • Petros Taoukis
  • Christos SoukoulisEmail author
Original Paper


The scope of the present work was the development of an ice cream containing substantial amount of phenolic compounds by substituting sucrose by a Muscat de Hamburg grape pulp and skin matter (GPSM)-enriched bulking agent at the level of 25 to 100% w/w. Sucrose replacement by GPSM reinforced the pseudoplastic and thixotropic character of the ice cream mixes imparting weak gel-like properties (G′ > G′′). Oscillatory thermo-mechanical analysis revealed the occurrence of a β-relaxation peak at − 17 to − 12.8 °C, whilst a slight depression of the freezing point was observed. The increase in GPSM solids resulted in a significant increase in the instrumental hardness and overrun of ice cream samples, whilst it enhanced their meltdown resistance. Although GPSM boosted the nutritional value and flavour profile of the ice cream, when sucrose substitution exceeded 50%, undesirable sensory characteristics, such as coarse/grainy texture, bitterness and astringency, were detected.


Functional dairy products Polyphenols Rheology Texture Sensory quality Flavour profile Grape 



Mrs. Marilena Prountzou (Elton Chemicals, Greece) is thankfully acknowledged for generously providing the emulsifying and stabilising agents. The authors, furthermore, thank the team of the Enological laboratory of the Institute Viti-vinicole in Remich/Luxembourg for the HPLC analyses of the GPSM.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Tsevdou
    • 1
  • Eugenio Aprea
    • 2
  • Emanuella Betta
    • 2
  • Iuliia Khomenko
    • 2
  • Daniel Molitor
    • 3
  • Franco Biasioli
    • 2
  • Claire Gaiani
    • 4
  • Flavia Gasperi
    • 2
  • Petros Taoukis
    • 1
  • Christos Soukoulis
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Technology, School of Chemical EngineeringNational Technical University of Athens (NTUA)AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Food Quality and Nutrition, Research and Innovation CentreFondazione Edmund MachSan Michele all’AdigeItaly
  3. 3.Environment and Research Innovation (ERIN) DepartmentLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)Esch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg
  4. 4.LIBio, Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des BiomoléculesUniversité de LorraineVandoeuvre lès NancyFrance

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