"Ice cream is exquisite-what a pity it isn't illegal."-Voltaire
During a concert at Red Rocks, I recently learned about a no dairy, no soy, no rice "ice cream", cleverly called Hemp I Scream. No, not made up. Manufactured by Boulder based Original Sources, the frozen snack is available at Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage, Wild Oats, indie markets in the West and Midwest and concerts at Red Rocks. The conventional ice cream alternative is a combo of organic hemp milk and crunchy oatmeal hemp cookies. Apparently, the milk can be extracted from hemp seeds similar to how soy milk is produced. Hemp as a health food is growing in popularity in the US. The highs (yes, pun intended): surprisingly tasty, healthy source of EFAs, protein and fibers, omega fatty acids and an alternative for lactose intolerants or those opposed to dairy. Lows: No it's not ice cream but if anything, quite the healthy conversation starter.
Image source: coolhemp.com