Cute ice creams are better for you than regular ice creampuffs, according to research published in the New Scientist magazine.
“The ice cream that’s good for you is more likely to be delicious than the ice cream you’re eating right now,” says James Cottam, an associate professor of nutrition at the University of Bristol, UK.
The researchers used a large database of 1.4 million ingredients to determine the top 10 ice cream flavors, which they then compared with the ingredients on supermarket shelves.
“For me, the ice creamer I’ve been using since the mid-1990s is really the only thing that’s been the same since I’ve started drinking ice cream,” says Cottams son, Josh.
Cottamas son and colleague James Murray used an ice cream machine to create their own ice cream flavours, and found that “almost every ice cream flavour tastes different” depending on how it was aged.
Ice cream flavours were then compared to supermarket ice cream.
Cooty ice cream “When I first started out, my family would say to me, ‘Oh you’ve got a good ice cream taste,’ but the ice Cream Marts I used to visit had nothing but crumbs on the bottom of the glass, which was just like a bad ice cream.”
“The other thing that was weird was, when you were eating ice cream at a restaurant, the taste would be so much better than what you were drinking,” says Murray.
“If you’re drinking ice creamed milk, it’s going to taste like something made from milk.”
“It’s not a good thing,” says Josh.
“When you’re going to go out and buy ice cream it’s a little bit like going out and getting a big bowl of cereal and then throwing it away.
It’s a bit like buying a bottle of whisky and throwing it in the bin.”
So the team used a machine called the “Cooty Ice Cream Maker” to create ice cream from scratch, which meant the ice was cooked to a higher temperature.
“It was really weird that it was just boiling at the moment, but the flavour was so much more pronounced,” says Craig.
“This ice cream tasted a lot like a cup of tea.”
“There is a whole range of different flavors in the world of ice creaming that will do the job of the classic ice cream of a cup,” says Jamie Cook, a food writer and blogger who runs the blog Ice Creamed. “
Cream is good for your body because it is a protein-rich food, which means it contains a lot more nutrients than other foods.”
“There is a whole range of different flavors in the world of ice creaming that will do the job of the classic ice cream of a cup,” says Jamie Cook, a food writer and blogger who runs the blog Ice Creamed.
“There are really different flavours to be enjoyed from ice cream with chocolate, cream with vanilla, and ice cream made with caramel and nuts and strawberry.”
“You can’t go out of your way to go to the supermarket and buy the same ice cream for your daily consumption,” says Cook.
“So, what I would recommend is to go for something that is slightly different.
I’m going to be using a bit of almond milk in my creams.”
“My daughter is into ice cream now,” Josh says.
“I know she is into chocolate ice cream so it’s not that big of a surprise that she’s not going out to the shop and buying that.”
Cottoms son and co-author James Murray said that their study was the first to look at the relationship between ice cream’s flavor and age.
“We found that if you look at how long the ice has been frozen, you can see that the longer the ice is frozen, the more flavours you’re getting out of it,” he says.
The research team’s work is supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Wellesley Foundation.
The findings of this study are published in New Scientist.