It's always been a goal of mine to eat foods as close to natural forms as possible and it's surprising to see how many kids I taught ate all kinds of processed and fast foods. Unbelievable actually. We so need to educate our young people on nutrition. That said (ha ha!) How about some ice cream?
I can make ice cream with half and half, sugar, vanilla, and fresh fruit. (recipe below)
I could go to a fast food place................
A typical artificial strawberry flavor, like the kind found in a fast food (not saying names here) strawberry milk shake, contains the following ingredients: amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl acetate, ethyl amyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphenyl-2-butanone (10 percent solution in alcohol), a-ionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4-methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, g-undecalactone, vanillin, and solvent.
Want my recipe?
4 c half and half
1/2 c milk
1 and 1/8 c sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla. (or more if you like)
put this in your ice cream maker. Add some fruit if you want or slice some fruit over it.
fresh stuff. natural flavors. :-)
spread it on graham crackers. yah................