Today is Free Cone Day At Dairy Queen because Free Ice Cream Always Tastes The Best - But is it good for you?
There is just something that looks entirely perfect about a swirled Dairy Queen cone. It is almost too pretty to eat. Ironically we would be better off if we did not eat it. Dairy Queen soft-serve ice cream contains a laundry list of synthetic and dangerous ingredients.
Among these are ice crystals, high fructose corn syrup, refined salt, stabilizers, emulsifiers, carrageenan, mono and diglycerides and calcium sulfate, a common industrial chemical. Commercial sources of calcium sulfate found in soft serve ice cream are derived from cows or pigs, or manufactured synthetically.
When it is all spelled out on paper, Dairy Queen soft serve is about as far from real food as you can get.
Why not try a fresh, nutritious and much healthier alternative to soft serve this summer?
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
2 cups of organic heavy cream
2 cups of organic milk
2 tablespoons of organic coconut sugar
Half of a vanilla bean
Put the cream and milk in a bowl and mix together using a whisk.
Stir in sugar and the insides of a vanilla bean.
Turn ice cream machine on and pour mixture into it.
Serve when the ice cream is about soft-serve thickness.
Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream
1 can of organic full-fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
3 frozen bananas
1/2 teaspoon of organic almond extract
1/2 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
1/2 cup of toasted and chopped pistachios
Pour coconut milk, powder, bananas, and extracts into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Turn on ice cream maker and pour mixture into it. Remove the ice cream from the machine when it is desired thickness.
Stir in pistachios or any other fruit or nuts.