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Scientists invent ice cream that doesn't melt

By T.K. Randall
August 31, 2015 · Comment icon 32 comments



Are the days of quick-melting ice creams about to come to an end ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 distillated
A team of scientists in Scotland has come up with a new type of ice cream that stays frozen for longer.
Anyone who has enjoyed an ice cream cone at the beach while on holiday will be all too familiar with how easily the icy treat tends to melt and run within just a few minutes of being purchased.

Now however researchers from universities in Dundee and Edinburgh may have found a solution to the problem in the form of a special protein that is able to bind the air, fat and water together more effectively so that the ice cream stays in a frozen state for longer when it's out in the hot sun.
The new recipe is even able to give the ice cream a smoother, more luxurious texture.

"We're excited by the potential this new ingredient has for improving ice cream, both for consumers and for manufacturers," said experimental biomolecular physicist Professor Cait MacPhee.

The researchers estimate that ice cream based on the new protein could be available for consumers to purchase in the shops within the next three to five years.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (32)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #23 Posted by freetoroam 7 years ago
I agree, just because mankind has the ability to do a thing, doesn’t’ always mean that we should, Fer’ Cryin’ Out Loud! But if they think they can make money out of it....inevitably that thing will be done. They will sell it, someone will get rich, while the buyers may think " why did I buy this cr$p?" or may think "I like this kimmick" til something else comes along or they just get bored with it......or it becomes the next big thing since the wheel. We just can not foretell how the "consumers" of today will take this, but I believe it will be a hit.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Father Merrin 7 years ago
Would it technically just be set custard?
Comment icon #25 Posted by BlooperCOWS 7 years ago
I am really excited about this
Comment icon #26 Posted by C.J. 7 years ago
Its good to know that out of all the worlds problems, we are working on better icecream. Now vulcanologist can enjoy icecream when they are at work.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Father Merrin 7 years ago
I am really excited about this Wish i had your worries
Comment icon #28 Posted by travelnjones 7 years ago
Ever have Shaved Ice with Soft Serve at the bottom? The melted ice cream with the shaved ice at the bottom rules! Why are they fixing the best part?
Comment icon #29 Posted by paperdyer 7 years ago
They could probably do something similar with guar gum, like Breyer's does. That's all natural, too.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Ozfactor 7 years ago
If it makes ice cream more luscious and smooth, as claimed in the article, I am trying it . Also, I am a slow eater , rushing an ice cream is never pleasant experience for me , I am more of an all day sucker kind of girl
Comment icon #31 Posted by Father Merrin 7 years ago
If it makes ice cream more luscious and smooth, as claimed in the article, I am trying it . Also, I am a slow eater , rushing an ice cream is never pleasant experience for me , I am more of an all day sucker kind of girl *gulp*
Comment icon #32 Posted by Frank Merton 7 years ago
When the ice cream has melted a little on the way from the store and then re-frozen, it often has a certain ice quality that I just love. Otherwise nowadays store-bought ice cream is not very good at all and needs help like fruit or nuts or sauces or maybe some hot peach pie.


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