I was watching one of those shows on the cooking channel the other night when I couldn’t sleep. It was one of those shows where they take you to different places and share amazing food. This particular show was Unique Sweets I think. Anyway, they were sharing these wonderful ice creams in incredible flavors. As they were describing the flavors they were priding themselves on using fresh and natural ingredients. I thought, “Oh This is Great!” Ice creams were made to order in the amount purchased (single scoop, double scoop, etc.). How could they make ice cream that quickly for you while you are waiting?
Then the truth came out. The camera takes you to the back of the ice cream shop. A customer has just ordered a double scoop of ice cream in a specific flavor. The mixture is poured into a stainless bowl and a whisk begins turning. Okay, are you ready for the way the get the ice cream done so quickly?
nitrous oxide is pumped into the liquid as it is mixed freezing it almost immediately!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want nitrous oxide in my ice cream! I have enough problems with my chemical sensitivity without adding something this volatile to my food.