Glycerol Monostearate E471 Widely used in food preparation, for emulsification, dispersion, foaming, and control of fat agglomeration. Glycerol Monostearate is also used in the preparation of ice-cream, sorbet, and confections where it allows aromas to develop. Recommended dosage for ice-cream preparations: .1% to .3% of final product weight. Caramels: .5% to 1% in weight. Lipophilic non-ionic surfactant with HLB of 3.6 - 4.2.