pumpkin ice cream - homemade vs. store bought

October 30, 2013

real pumpkin ice cream - suzyhomemaker.net

Since pumpkin season is now upon us, and I am in the midst of my Real Food ABC's, I wanted to include a "real food" pumpkin recipe. Although ice cream is more of a summer treat, I don't deny myself some at other times of the year. And of course, walking in to a grocery store, the freezer aisle has an endless amount for sale.

The other day at the store I noticed some seasonal pumpkin ice cream available. As I often do, I had to turn it over to look at the ingredients.

19 ingredients in the store-bought version. And although not all of those ingredients are weird and/or scary, there are still a lot of them. Especially when you compare the ingredients in the homemade version vs the un-homemade.

6 ingredients vs. 19

You can still have a yummy real food treat and avoid the over-processed products by making things at home.

A special thank you goes out to my sister. She actually made the ice cream for this post and photographed it for me. She used her KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment. (affiliate link) The recipe also came from KitchenAid.

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