Cotswold Life Magazine have just published their Summer edition, it’s packed full of places to visit this Summer and their top 10 places to buy an ice cream caught our eye, take a look and plan a trip to an ice cream parlour or farm shop in the Cotswolds soon!
According to the Mail Online Ice Cream can be beneficial to health. Is this the news we’ve all been waiting for?
The Mail Online writes: “An ice cream to lick heart disease? Scientists develop a sweet treat which boosts blood flow and reduces harmful stress on cardiac cells
- Scientists have created a variety of ice-cream that is heart-friendly
- Treat is packed with polyphenols, a type of antioxidant found in foods
- Studies have shown they have a beneficial effect on blood vessels
Doctors could soon be dishing out unlikely medical advice to patients at risk of deadly heart disease – eat more ice cream.
Scientists have developed a heart-friendly variety that boosts blood flow and reduces harmful stress on cardiac cells.
They predict the treat – packed with health-boosting plant chemicals called polyphenols – could play a key role in warding off heart attacks and strokes.”
According to WA News Australians can now buy an ice cream from the banks of the Swan River.
The article says: “One Perth man is helping them cool down with his own floating ice cream truck.
Every Saturday and Sunday morning, Mr Shippy trawls up and down the river between Claisebrook and Guildford and sells soft serve ice-cream cones to any kayaker, swimmer or boatie he finds.
Geoff Shinner is the man behind Mr Shippy, and said the idea for a waterbound ice-cream pontoon seemed like a no-brainer.
“People don’t quite believe it… there’s nothing on the water like it – apparently it’s a weird idea,” he said.” Read more by clicking here.
New in the freezer aisle for the new year is the Frill range of frozen smoothies. This new range is vegan friendly, high in fibre and low in fat. Flavours include refreshing green which contains avocado, spinach, celery and basil. Why not give them a try, or have a go at making your own frozen smoothies. Frill are available at Waitrose and Ocado £4.99 for 475ml.
Whilst listening to Radio 2 this week, Steve Wright mentioned in one of his Factoids that vanilla can help with controlling weight gain. Further research found at www.livestrong.com says ‘Vanilla is known for its place in frosting, baking and ice cream, things not usually associated with weight loss. While eating lots of vanilla products may not help you lose weight, or even lead to weight gain, smelling its aromatic fragrance possibly can.’ Click here to read more.
It’s that time of year, Christmas parties and drinks followed by work the next day. How many of us will be suffering from a bit of a hangover at some point this month?
A video article published by The Daily Telegraph explains how a supermarket in South Korea has launched an ice cream it claims can help cure a hangover! The Gyeondyo-bar is grapefruit flavoured and contains a small amount of oriental raisin tree fruit juice which is reported to help fight the effects of a hangover.
Curious? Find out more here!
Spotted on the supermarket shelves this week is a new flavour from Haagen-Dazs: Honey, Walnut and Cream Ice Cream. If you haven’t got time to make your own ice cream this weekend, Haagen Dazs is a good alternative for a beautifully creamy and good quality ice cream. Available at Sainsbury’s and it’s on promotion at £2.50. Nice flavour combo! I think we might try some more nice, nutty flavours here at Loveicecream’s HQ over the next few weeks. More info here.
An article last week published in The Telegraph by
explains how Yoshihiko Koga, a professor at Tokyo’s Kyorin University, has carried out a series of clinical trials in which test subjects were required to eat ice cream for breakfast immediately after waking up.
SUPERSHOPPERS on Channel 4 has exposed what really goes into Brits’ favourite ice cream brands.
The TV programme took four vanilla ice creams that you can buy from the supermarket, they let them melt and had a look at what was left! Some of the results weren’t too appetising although Haagen Daas did pretty well. Here at Love Ice Creams we think that making your own trumps anything that you can buy as you know exactly what’s in the one’s you make yourself.
To learn more click here..
From The Independent, Wednesday 26 October 2016
“A cardiologist and ice-cream enthusiast has created a gelato which he says will make you live longer and run faster.
Prof Valerio Sanguigni, from the University of Rome Tor Vegata, has patented a recipe for ice cream which has antioxidant properties.
The exact recipe is secret but contains dark cocoa powder, hazelnut, and green tea extracts.”
Click the link for the full article from The Independent
According to Waitrose Weekend this week, “fro-yo” has made it into the new Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Fro-yo or frozen yoghurt is one of a few new culinary terms that have been added to the revised dictionary…others include rendang, matcha and bocconcini…look them up if you don’t know what they are! The magazine says that “…as a celebration of author Roald Dahl’s centenary, a selection of words he invented are also listed, most notably ‘scrumdiddlyumptious’.”
About a month ago, the BBC aired a documentary ‘How to Stay Young’ presented by the demigoddess, Angela Rippon, and the charming Dr Chris Van Tulleken. During the programme, they visited a small island off the coast of Japan, called Okinawa, where residents live longer than anywhere else in the world. Their occurence of brain disease are 50% less and their chances of heart disease, reduced by 80%.