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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday September 03 2015, @03:36AM   Printer-friendly
from the will-it-give-us-the-poops dept.

Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient.

Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting than conventional products. The protein binds together the air, fat and water in ice cream, creating a super-smooth consistency.

The new ingredient could enable ice creams to keep frozen for longer in hot weather. It could also prevent gritty ice crystals from forming, ensuring a fine, smooth texture like those of luxury ice creams. The development could allow products to be manufactured with lower levels of saturated fat -- and fewer calories -- than at present.

With luck this additive won't cause the same issues past additives have.

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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @05:02AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @05:02AM (#231573)

    > Eating any kind of ice cream will have me able to shit through a screen door without hitting a wire.

    So, you are saying that ice cream gives you the mighty butthurt?

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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday September 03 2015, @10:47AM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Thursday September 03 2015, @10:47AM (#231661) Homepage Journal

    I see what you did there. And it's funny.

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