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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: 3, Funny) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday September 03 2015, @03:54AM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@soylentnews.org> on Thursday September 03 2015, @03:54AM (#231549) Homepage Journal

    from the will-it-give-us-the-poops dept.

    Dunno about you but it doesn't matter what the new ingredient is to me. Eating any kind of ice cream will have me able to shit through a screen door without hitting a wire. Lactose is not my boon companion.

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by frojack on Thursday September 03 2015, @03:58AM

    by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Thursday September 03 2015, @03:58AM (#231552) Journal

    Thanks for that imagery, I think.

    How do I Un-Read that?

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @07:20PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @07:20PM (#231908)

      You think that's bad? Try eating a few dozen black licorice vines and wait a few hours... Liquid tar!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @04:13AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @04:13AM (#231561)

    "My life is not your problem", buzzy says.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by q.kontinuum on Thursday September 03 2015, @04:17AM

    by q.kontinuum (532) on Thursday September 03 2015, @04:17AM (#231562) Journal

    Aaargh! Surgery! Take the pictures out of my head!

    On another note: There is something like lactose free milk and cream (thus: lactose free, milk/cream bases ice cream), and also lactose intolerance is caused by lack of the enzyme "lactase", which can be consumed together with lactose to avert the negative non-impact on wires.
     

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Wierd0n3 on Thursday September 03 2015, @04:47AM

    by Wierd0n3 (1033) on Thursday September 03 2015, @04:47AM (#231567)

    My aunt is lactose intolerant, and she gets away with eating with the kids by having yoghurt with active cultures. seems they can keep working even after you eat them. just make sure it says "contains active cultures"

  • (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?

  • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Thursday September 03 2015, @05:14AM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Thursday September 03 2015, @05:14AM (#231578) Homepage

    Ice cream isn't the best for the lactose-tolerant either. Sure, it tastes good, and we can subsequently shit on screens and hit them, but all the sodium leaves one with hot dehydration and cottonmouth afterward.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @05:43AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @05:43AM (#231586)

      > all the sodium leaves one with hot dehydration and cottonmouth afterward.

      If your ice cream has added sodium it is fucked up.
      Ice cream consists of 4 ingredients - milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks.
      And then whatever flavoring - like vanilla, chocolate, ginger, mint, pistachios, etc

      When you make homemade ice-cream, you add salt to the ice in the bucket in order to keep melt-water temperature below freezing.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by DeathMonkey on Thursday September 03 2015, @06:26PM

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday September 03 2015, @06:26PM (#231886) Journal

    Damn, The Buzzard is so far off the right he's even intolerant to lactose!
     
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