A recent study from Dataessential that included over 2,000 participants revealed the latest trends in desserts.
Not surprisingly, ice-cream came in as the top of the list/favored dessert with nearly 90% listing it as number 1. Chocolate Chip Cookies came in second at 86%, while other frozen type treats/desserts such as Ice-cream Sandwich’s and Cakes as well as Soft Serve Ice-cream all fared high on the scale of “most popular dessert.” Ice-cream products with added sauces/toppings were also a highly rated consumer preference.
It’s a shame then, that so many harmful and processed ingredients continue to be used in nearly all commercially purchased snacks and treats including ice-cream, scaring off every health and weight-conscious person.
There are quite a list of other unsavory ingredients littering many of today’s most famous grocery store ice creams. Here are just some of them: Mono and diglicerides, disodium phosphate, benzyl acetate, mono stearate, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, polysorbate 80, potassium sorbate, modified corn starch and soy lecithin. Yuck!
Does this mean we can no longer enjoy this favored family treat/dessert? Is it’s myriad of flavors, textures and toppings doomed because too many ingredients that go into making this favorite dessert (take for instance, white sugar and the list above) are now known to be “unhealthy?”
Healthy ice-cream –
The good news is, all snacks, treats and desserts can be adjusted and made with healthy ingredients and that includes ice-cream.
Healthy Ice-Creams are sugar and dairy free, plant based, Ketogenic and delicious!
If you are ready to put yummy snacks back into your life, without compromising any health and body weight-goals, here’s a delicious ice-cream recipe to get you started – one that anyone can eat, enjoy and feel good about. No guilt here as the ingredients are actually healthy for the body!
All lovers of carrot cake can now expand their horizens to include ice-cream!
Carrot Cake Ice-Cream
- 1 banana, chopped frozen
- 1 can full fat coconut milk or cream
- 1 large or 2 small carrots, roughly chopped
- 6-7 dates, soaked 30 minutes and drained
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons ground ginger, optional
- ¼ cup nuts, chopped
- Place all ingredients except nuts in a food processor or high speed blender and process until smooth.
- Stir in chopped nuts.
- Pour into 2 freezer safe bowls and place in the freezer for a total of 1-2 hours, removing
- every 30 minutes to stir.
- When it gets to a soft serve consistency, you are ready to eat!
- Garnish with shredded coconut or chopped nuts.
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