Did you know your ice-cream may have anti-freeze (a common ingredient)?Most people and children enjoy a cold ice cream on a hot day. I can remember my mum making ice cream but believe me since it has become such a commercial item now, there are some real concerns about the ingredients in many ice creams.
Here is a list of chemicals which are of concern and which some could very well be in your ice cream – other names are often used for some of these ingredients:
Propylene glycol (an anti-freeze)
Mono and diglicerides
Modified corn starch
Ethyl Acetate – this is leather cleaner and its vapour has been known to cause chronic lung, liver, and heart damage
Yellow dye #5
High fructose corn syrup
Diethyl glycol – a cheap anti-freeze chemical used in paint removers and in ice cream to replace real wholesome eggs
Dry milk solids
Aldehyde C-17 – for cherry ice cream is an inflammable liquid used in dyes, plastics and rubber
Piperonal – (instead of vanilla) is a lice killer
What’s the alternative? Make your own. There are many interesting recipes on the net. Use recipes which have honey and yogurt, not sugar and substitute the milk with raw milk and use ‘real’ fruit….much more delicious and heart healthy!
Read the labels on ice cream products. You often get what you pay for. The higher end ice creams usually do not contain these harmful chemicals.