Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Negranti - Chocolate Sheep Milk Ice Cream - Aug. 24, 2021

Chocolate of the Day

Negranti Creamery
Chocolate Sheep Milk Ice Cream
Good +
Weight: 1/2 cup (85 g.) / 1 Pint (473 mL) in total container
Calories: 140 calories in 1/2 cup serving  
Cost: $8.99 for 1 container
Purchased from: The Market at Edgewood, Palo Alto, CA 

Welcome to Day #2 of Cold Chocolate and Theme Week, featuring frozen, and refrigerated items with chocolate--a fitting good-bye to summer in late August.

Today's Chocolate Sheep Milk Ice Cream was hand-crafted by Negranti Creamery (Paso Robles, CA)--a family owned and operated ice cream maker on the Central Coast of California. (Alexis Negranti makes the recipes.)

This sheep milk ice cream had a smooth, rich almost nutty chocolate flavor. 

The number one reason why I liked this, aside from an enjoyable taste: there were no artificial ingredients, preservatives or vegetable gums; and it was gluten-free. Also, this ice cream contained the shortest ingredient list (see below) that I've encountered in the ice cream section, perhaps ever. 

Other benefits the company offered up: "1.) Lactose intolerant friendly, 2.) 45 percent higher in protein than cow's milk ice cream, 3.) Significantly lower in fat than traditional cow's milk ice cream and gelato, 4.) Free from egg, gum, artificial ingredients and preservatives, and 5.) Crafted with fresh, wholesome ingredients, always." 

Ingredients: Sheep milk, cane sugar, cocoa, tapioca starch, vanilla extract.

Allergen-related information: "Made on shared equipment; may contain nuts"

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