Two little boys from the neighborhood were playing in our backyard with my sons yesterday, when Blaze asked me to make homemade ice cream. We took a vote between strawberry and chocolate – with chocolate being the winner.
To my kids, homemade ice cream is just normal, but the neighbor kids were very curious. They took careful note of the ingredients: eggs, honey, cacao powder and cream – all of which were raw/unheated/uncooked.
They asked if those ingredients were used to make the ice cream they eat at home. I told them probably not, but I assured them that my ice cream would taste the same or better than what they are used to.
Everyone loved the end result, and the ice cream was incredibly tasty if I do say so myself! I shared the health benefits of eating my version of raw ice cream, and they shared about a time they had “healthy” pizza by using broccoli as a topping – and how much they disliked it.
I agreed that broccoli is not something that goes well with pizza, and I also shared that using it as a topping imparts little or no health benefits. They were also relieved to know that being healthy and staying fit does not involve eating anything we don’t enjoy.