05.15.2020

Does Ice Cream Count as Junk Food?

Does Ice Cream Count as Junk Food?

It’s a debate that has been going on for as long as any of us can remember but, does ice cream count as junk food? The common perception of this is that, yes ice cream would count as junk food, similar to fast food or soda drinks, but while ice cream may be incredibly tasty, it doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy, or even bad for you.

But when you think of ice cream, your mind immediately goes to big scoops of chocolate, flakes crumbled over the top, swirls of hot fudge sauce, with chopped nuts, frozen cherries intermingled with everything, and, no ice cream is ever complete without sprinkles covering every part of it. It’s enough to put you into a food coma just thinking about it!

Now the idea of healthy ice cream may sound too good to be true, I mean, how can something with the word cream in it even be considered healthy! But there are ways that ice cream can be better for you, and the key part of this is….everything in it should be natural and organic.

So, with all this in mind, just what brand of ice cream is all natural? And what’s the healthiest ice cream out there to eat?

How Do You Make Ice Cream?

Put simply, it’s really easy to make ice cream. It’s made by churning and chilling a mixture of high-fat milk, cream or a non-dairy alternative, with sweeteners, usually something like corn syrup, and then adding a variety of flavorings such as vanilla, chocolate or whatever your favorite flavor might be. When this mixture freezes, it develops the rich, creamy consistency of ice cream that we all know, love and spend half the day thinking of.

But you might have noticed something weird about what goes into ice cream, something you maybe didn’t know was added into the mixture. When it comes to finding out exactly what are the bad ingredients in ice cream, it’s a relatively easy answer to uncover. As artificial flavorings and sweeteners are added to almost all ice creams out there you can buy, it makes them much more unhealthy than they would or should be.

However, this approach to adding loads of artificial ingredients doesn’t help these scoops of ice cream to taste as delicious as they can. This is where Nature’s Ice Cream is changing the game for the better!

oreo ice cream

All Natural, All Tasty

The essence of Nature’s Ice Cream stems from one simple thought: how do you give your kids a sweet treat they are bound to love, without it being bad for their overall health? Seeing that most of the ice cream out there to buy was filled with unnatural dyes to give it crazy colors and sickeningly sweet additives that feeds into growing junk food addictions, Nature’s Ice Cream believed there had to be a better way.

So what do you do if you can’t find the product you want? Well, you roll up your sleeves and get to making it yourself!

After playing around with a whole host of different ingredients to create unique flavors you won’t find in your everyday scoop shop, think Earl Grey Tea, Honey Lavender and Saffron Pistachio, Nature’s stumbled across an idea that was blindingly obvious.

No additives. No chemicals. No dyes. Nothing artificial added. All natural products.

Just clean, simple, organic ingredients to create a delicious ice cream that any parent would be happy to give to their children. And any children would be happy to eat! This is pure ice cream, just the way Nature’s intended it.

different ice creams displayed

The Last Scoop

So, back to the question, is ice cream healthy? Well, most ice cream isn’t good for you at all due it’s artificial ingredients, but Nature’s all natural ice cream is as healthy and tasty as ice cream can possibly be!