a) The Definition of Hemp Ice Cream
If like DIY, there are tons of recipes you can use to make a hemp ice cream for yourself or loved ones. Alternatively, you can buy already made product. Worth noting is that there are different flavors of hemp ice creams. There are also different ways the ice creams are made. The different types of hemp ice cream are hemp milk, hemp, and CBD ice creams.
Hemp ice cream recipe suggestions
The recipe includes hemp milk and hemp seeds. To make the ice cream, you need an ice cream maker.
150ml Hemp Seed Milk
300gms Hemp Hearts
75 gms caster sugar
¾ tbsp strawberry extract
Blend the hemp seeds in a blender or food processor until you achieve a thick and creamy texture. Next, put it into a saucepan then add hemp milk and mix it. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and heat gently for the caster sugar to dissolve completely. After cooling down, transfer it to an ice cream bowl and use the ice cream maker to complete the process. It serves six.
2. Infused with CBD oil
6 tbsp cocoa powder
6 tbsp hemp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
A few drops of CBD oil
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend them into a thick texture. Then, put the mixture in two ice cream containers and place in a freezer for 45 minutes.
Nutritional Benefits of Hemp Ice Cream with Hemp Seeds or Hemp Milk
Hemp seed ice cream contains hemp seeds as one of the ingredients. Hemp seeds are a great plant-based protein and ideal for vegans, vegetarians and for those with various allergies or food intolerance. For example, lactose intolerance or whey protein digestion difficulties, gluten-allergies or dairy milk allergies. Hemp seeds have a good balance of nutrients which include amino acids, essential fatty acids (including omega 3 and omega 6), fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Medicinal Benefits of CBD Ice cream
Since time immemorial, CBD (Cannabidiol) has been used for medicinal purposes. There are researches still being conducted to explore the medicinal benefits of CBD oil. CBD is used for managing epilepsy (subscription drugs called Epidiolex), for reducing inflammation and easing pain and anxiety. It can also ease the symptoms of cancer treatments.
b)The History of Ice Cream
Ice cream is a popular food worldwide with a history dating back to as early 500 BC in Persia. Until refrigerators were invented, ice cream was a luxury, because they had to harvest ice to use it in making ice cream. A German Engineer called Carl Von Linde invented the first industrial refrigeration system which removed hassles of using natural ice to make ice cream.
To make ice cream at home, you need an ice cream maker although sometimes you find recipes that can be made with a freezer.
c) The Future of Hemp Ice Cream
Hemp is a plant with many benefits to the environment making it an eco-friendly plant. In addition, hemp is both nutritious and medicinal. Therefore, hemp ice-cream will continue to grow in popularity especially as an alternative protein source. It is ideal for individuals who love ice cream but are vegans, vegetarians or have various food intolerance or allergens. Hemp has no proven allergies.
Soon, it is expected that most mainstream ice cream companies will have hemp versions of ice cream.
d) Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy hemp ice cream?
There are various brands which are manufactured by different companies. Check your local food store for the ice cream.
Will I get stoney from consuming hemp ice cream
No. You won’t get stoned by consuming hemp ice cream. Hemp is not psychoactive. Although it belongs to the same family of plants as marijuana, it contains negligible amounts of THC, which is the compound that causes someone to get high. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. And for that case, you won’t get high or fail a drug test for consuming hemp edibles.
What flavors of Ice cream are available in hemp?
Different manufacturers have their own unique brands. Nonetheless, you will find all the popular hemp flavors, including strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate.
Is hemp ice cream dairy free?
There are many brands made uniquely with different ingredients. Some of the ice creams have dairy milk as an ingredient while others are dairy free. Please check the label when buying hemp ice cream.
How can I consume hemp?
There are two main ways of taking hemp, you can consume the seeds or derivatives from the hemp seeds or you can consume extracts from the flowers, leaves, and stalks which is CBD oil. That said, there are creative ways of incorporating hemp seeds or CBD oil in your diet.
Hemp seeds are usually cold-pressed to produce hemp oil (hemp seed oil). Hemp seeds or hulled hemp seeds can also be ground into a powder or milk extracted from them. We are going to give you a few suggestions on how you can consume the industrial hemp plant as a meal, snack or drink.
- You can consume hemp seed oil or CBD oil or add them to various foods.
- You can buy CBD oil supplements like tinctures and capsules.
- Hemp milk is a good substitute for dairy milk
- There are many dishes you can prepare using hemp seeds, hemp milk, hemp flour, hemp oil or CBD oil.
- And if you like them raw, you can add hemp hearts onto your breakfast cereal.
- You can also consume the flowers (buds) of the industrial hemp plant by making a herbal tea, smoking or vaping the buds.
- There are many beverages and drinks that contain CBD oil
- There are also various food delights you can make using hemp ingredients, for example, hemp cake, hemp granola and hemp ice cream.