Some people are good with their words and swear (hah) they never uttered a curse word in all their childhood. While others admit to dishing out a few from a very young age. Now, there’s no study or anything official out there, but I’m pretty sure many kids have said their first curse word during a special moment and that moment was….
…Ice cream time. This sweet sugary treat doesn’t instill anger in us, per se. It’s just the melting part of it that has us panicking and trying to lick every side of it before it all melts on our hand.
Hence the cursing. Now, if you never got caught, then you got away with cursing while struggling with your ice cream. If you didn’t, then you probably got punished for saying a bad word and the ice cream died melting in your hands.
Whatever the case, you had it rough as a kid, much like anybody else. But now, it seems that things are changing for kids everywhere. As if their lives weren't efficient enough, kids of the future are likely to get non-melting ice cream to lick at their own leisure.
It happened at the research center in Kanazawa city. A pastry chef was invited to come up with a dessert. There was one condition, however, he had to use polyphenol — a liquid extracted from strawberries.
The dessert didn’t turn out so well. The pastry chef complained that the dairy cream “solidified instantly” when the polyphenol was added to it. A couple of complaints later, people started realizing this was a good thing.
Alright, I’m kidding, but really, people were happy. Tomihisa Ota, a professor emeritus of pharmacy at Kanazawa University spoke about the discovery. This is the man who has now developed the non-melting popsicles.
Ota said how “Polyphenol liquid has properties to make it difficult for water and oil to separate.” Accordingly, “a popsicle containing it will be able to retain the original shape of the cream for a longer time than usual, and be hard to melt.”
You may still be skeptical about the non-melting treat but it looks like it’s the real deal. One reporter decided to test the popsicle out. In 28°C weather (82°F), the ice cream “retained its original shape” despite being in the sun for five minutes.
Moreover, the popsicle “still tasted cool.” Others have reported that the popsicles “pretty much kept their shape even after being left out for three hours.” Fantastic or weird? How excited are you about non-melting ice cream?