Yes, you read that right. Your favorite staple now is the star of a new line of plant-based ice cream, Wildgood, which is currently sold at Wegman’s, and will be available for purchase online starting next month. Olive oil was part of the daily life of the founder of Wildgood, Sotiris Tsichlopoulos. Groves of these fruit trees grew right outside his family’s home in Greece, and the oil was used in virtually every meal he ate except for dessert.
So it’s quite surprising that he ended up being the star of his herbal ice cream. “When I started making dairy-free ice cream, my two goals were that it should be as creamy as premium dairy-based ice cream and provide the same satisfaction without compromising the taste,” Tsichlopoulos explains. . “Olive oil has proven to be the perfect ingredient to achieve both of these goals. “This allows us to offer a creamy texture without using alternative milks.” (In a sweet nod to his childhood, the olive oil Tsichlopoulos uses to make his ice cream is hand-pressed at his family’s house in Greece.)
But perfecting his olive oil ice cream recipe took some trial and error, because water and oil don’t mix. Ultimately, Tsichlopoulos says it took eight years to get the range’s eight flavors exactly right – they include mint chocolate chips, hazelnut chocolate, coffee, and mango, all made. from natural ingredients like chicory root fiber, cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, pea protein, cocoa butter and vanilla extract. And olive oil doesn’t just add flavor and texture. One serving contains about 1.5 grams of unsaturated fat (depending on flavor), or eight parfaits of what is recommended for the day. Of course, this is not a tonne omega-3s, but it’s definitely more than the average ice cream.
Watch the video below to learn more about the health benefits of olive oil:
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