When you think of ice cream, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t actually cones and sundaes—it’s flurries of whipped cream, piled high with nuts, fruits, and sprinkles. But what if you don’t want all that toppling and scooping? What if you don’t like the taste of traditional ice cream because it makes your throat feel scratchy and your head swims with thoughts of waffles, syrup, and bananas? If you’re feeling under the weather or just looking for a healthier alternative to regular ice cream, then consider this: Cold-weather treats should be enjoyed responsibly! When your system is working in overdrive looking for ways to keep you warm, an icy treat can be just as overwhelming.
Can you eat ice cream when you have a cold?
Yes, you can eat ice cream when you have a cold. If you follow these simple steps, you can make sure that your ice cream will taste great!
What Is Cold-Weather Ice Cream?
● Cold-weather ice cream is a healthier version of traditional ice cream with no added sugar, no artificial flavors, and usually less than 250 calories. It is usually made from plant-based ingredients—like nuts, fruit, or coconut milk—and often has lower fat content than traditional ice cream.
● Cold-weather ice cream is definitely healthier than traditional ice cream. However, because it contains so few ingredients and is high in fat and sugar, it isn’t considered to be healthy by all health experts.
● Though cold-weather ice cream may be healthy for you on the surface because it contains healthy nuts and fruit if you eat too much of it your body may not be able to process all of the ingredients properly. If this happens, you may experience symptoms such as Nausea Feeling sick Blurred vision Headache
● If you have a cold and are craving an icy treat that won’t make your throat scratchy or your head swims with thoughts of waffles, syrup, or bananas then yes! You should eat cold weather ice cream while you have a cold. However: It’s important to be careful because eating ice cream can make your throat feel scratchy and your head swims with thoughts of waffles in syrup or bananas! Try eating only half the container at a time.
● Cold-weather ice cream has a lot of fat and sugar so you should stick to a small portion at a time. If you eat the entire container, most of the calories will come from fat and sugar.
Why Does Cold-Winter Ice Cream Taste So Different?
Chia Seeds in Cold Weather Ice Cream Chia seeds help thicken up ice cream a bit while keeping it smooth and creamy because they act as an emulsifier—a substance that binds together two substances by creating a way for them to stay separate. The chia seeds also provide some fiber, which is good for digestion. And don’t forget about the omega-3 goodness of this superfood!
2. Making Cold-Weather Ice Cream at Home
The best way to keep your ice cream from melting too quickly when it’s cold outside is to refrigerate it. This will keep the ice cream from getting grainy and mushy, too! If you want to try making this treat in a more traditional manner, you can do so. Just make sure that your ice cream will be able to keep for a week (or two) in your freezer. We like to freeze our homemade ice cream in pint containers with lids for portion control because we love eating ice cream immediately after making it rather than waiting for days or weeks!
3. Tips for Making Cold-Weather Ice Cream
Churn your ice cream while you’re making it using an electric mixer instead of the paddle attachment so that the fat will thicken up the mix faster and not cause little holes and air bubbles in the final product. Stirring helps break up fat globules, but doesn’t really help much with icing because there are no fat globules in iced desserts! Instead, don’t worry about getting every ingredient out of the bowl – just get everything agitated so that all of those air bubbles come out of the mix. The more air you get out, the smoother and denser your finished product will be! Fill pint containers with less mixture than usual—this helps prevent a lot of overeating while enjoying some delicious cold weather ice cream!
Can You Eat Ice Cream When You Have A Cold?
Yes, it’s true—ice cream can help you feel better when you already have a cold. And because ice cream is made with so many different ingredients, like chia seeds, it’s a pretty good source of nutrition without any added sugar! Research has shown that eating ice cream helped to relieve both nausea and heartburn by creating the sensation of fullness and reducing the acid in the stomach.
How to Make Slushy Ice Cream:
Slush is a mixture of ice cream and water that is mixed together to make an icy-cold drink without any actual ice. This ice cream has some of the best taste in the world! All you have to do is add about two cups of water to one quart of your favorite flavor and churn it in your ice cream maker for about 20 minutes. Once it’s done, this treat will get all of that signature slushy consistency, plus you can eat it straight from the container with no mess or extra steps! It’s a great idea for those hot summer days when nothing tastes better than a good frozen cocktail!
Tips for Making Slushy Ice Cream:
This ice cream is much easier to make than regular cold-weather ice cream because there are no separate ingredients called for. You’ll just need a pint container, which can be full or half-full depending on how thick you’d like your final product to be. It’s important that the water mixture isn’t too hot—you need it to be at least 70 degrees before adding it into the batch so that your finished product won’t melt as quickly! Use an immersion blender if you don’t have one and want more control over the texture of your finished product if making slushy ice cream; if making regular cold-weather ice cream, use a blender instead!
Who doesn’t love vanilla soft serve?
But maybe blueberry swirl soft serve is your favorite, or raspberry swirl soft serve is your least favorite. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to know how long it takes for the soft serve to freeze before you start eating so it’s ready when you want it. Here’s a chart showing how long the actual soft serve takes to freeze.
The Bottom Line
Cold weather can wreak havoc on your system. Not only will your body be less able to handle the cold weather, but you’ll also feel sicker. Even small changes (like not taking sick time when you should be able to work) can make a difference, so it’s worth making the effort to marginally increase your body temperature. For example, drinking a glass of water with a spoon is equivalent to taking your temperature. Swapping your favorite food for a low-calorie, low-fat treat and taking your temperature at the same time can help you feel more alert.