Monday, March 29, 2010

Vanilla Bean & Banana Raw Milk Ice Cream

First, let me apologize for not coming up with a snappier title for this post.

Vananana Ice Cream doesn't flow from the tongue easily.

Bananilla sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon character.

Well, from my childhood anyway.

You know, in the olden days.

Which makes me wonder why my children would even think that we had televisions if we were still driving chariots in those days.

One more thing to ponder.

Since we started reading labels, it has been very difficult to find ice cream that doesn't scream


Here are some names you might recognize from the ice cream carton: **1)Diethylglycol, 2)Piperonal, 3)Aldehyde, 4)Ethyl Acetate, 5)Butyraldehyde, 6)Amyl Acetate, and 7)Benzyl Acetate.

What? You don't recognize them?

Then why would anyone eat them? Or worse yet, give them to their children?

A simple rule of thumb...if we can't pronounce the ingredients, it's probably not a good idea to bring them into our homes.

Unless the word is cinnamon. Just know, a lot of people cannot pronounce the word cinnamon.

At least 3 of them live with me.

Here's a healthy alternative to store-bought ice cream.

And you can name it whatever you like!

2 cups raw cream (or pasteurized cream, just not ultra-pasteurized!)
1 cup raw milk (or 1 cup whole, pasteurized milk, not ultra!)
2 large egg yolks (from free-range, organic chickens)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 vanilla bean
1 t. vanilla extract
1 organic banana

Mix cream, milk and egg yolks in a bowl. Add maple syrup. Slice open a vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into milk mixture. Add vanilla extract. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker. Add 1 banana that has been sliced very thin. Process according to manufacturer's instructions.

Moaning with pleasure is optional.

**1) used in antifreeze and paint removers (used in place of eggs)
2) used to kill lice (in place of vanilla flavoring)
3) inflammable liquid used in aniline dyes, plastic and rubber (cherry flavoring)
4) used as a cleaner for leather and textiles; its vapors have been known to cause chronic lung, liver and heart damage. (pineapple flavoring)
5) an ingredient in rubber cement (used in nut flavored ice cream)
6) used as an oil paint solvent (banana flavoring)
7) nitrate solvent (strawberry flavoring)

Information from Nourishing Traditions and PPNF Health Journal


Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

I always buy Breyer's All-Natural ice cream. Simple basic ingredients. We have Strawberry right now in the freezer... ingred: milk,strawberries, sugar, cream, whey.

A couple of years ago I was reading the ingredient list on some ice cream we had in the house and was amazed at the junk in it! All those things you listed. yuck. So now it's Breyer's only!

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

We were buying Breyer's til they quit carrying it, then we switched to the Blue Bunny brand. While it is not ideal, it works in a pinch. My oldest son calls ice cream "Antifreeze & Lice Killer." Yeah, he reads.... a lot....