Malunggay Ice Cream--Investigatory Project
Don’t you think you should get kids to try more fruits and vegetables, especially since the new MyPlate guidelines say that half of their plate should be fruits and vegetables? "Child obesity is a huge problem today and one of the best ways to counter this is to make vegetables more attractive to kids." That is why we developed a way to tempt fussy children: vegetable ice cream. Can you use the fact that people will eat just about anything if it is in ice cream form? The "Ice Greens" come in broccoli, lettuce, and malunggay flavors. This may sound unappetizing, but once you taste it, you might change your mind especially if you’re health conscious. This would even fit in the summer season because of the chills it brings on the summer breeze.
—This Investigatory project aims to find ways to encourage children to eat bland vegetables by blending it into one of their favorite desserts: the ice cream. It is known that children naturally dislikes vegetables but by imbuing the nutritional value of vegetables into their favorable dessert, the researchers conducted experiments on how effective it is. —This is also to make vegetables appetizing and appealing to the eyes of the children.
malunggay fresh leaves
banana fruit (any table-type)
sugar (condensed milk or honey)
soybean oil or virgin coconut oil
So with the above ingredients, let’s all experiment. Go, go, go!
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup purée bananas
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
In a saucepan, combine the milk, cream, eggs, sugar and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon. Refrigerate the mixture until cool. Combine the cooled custard with the bananas, vanilla and nutmeg. Pour into freezer container. Freeze according to...
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