Vegans now have a unique ice cream option that goes beyond dairy alternatives – ice cream made from thin air. As the UK enjoys an early summer with temperatures reaching 28C (83F), conscious consumers can indulge in this chocolate treat that has been hailed as the “world’s most sustainable ice cream.”
Finnish company Solar Foods is behind this peculiar creation. Their chocolate-flavored gelato is not made with dairy or conventional plant-based substitutes. Instead, it features a microbial protein called Solein, which is derived from air and water.
The production process is similar to winemaking, with scientists cultivating bacteria in a laboratory. Hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and nutrients are added, stimulating the release of proteins. These proteins are then captured and dehydrated, resulting in a powdered form.
Singaporean vegans have become the first to savor this innovative chocolate ice cream. The ingredient has received approval in the country and is currently being served at Fico, an Italian restaurant. As an incentive for sustainable transportation, Fico is offering a complimentary scoop to customers who can provide evidence of cycling 15km to the seaside eatery.
This innovative ice cream made from thin air showcases the potential for sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives in the food industry. With its unique production process and vegan-friendly ingredients, it offers a guilt-free indulgence for environmentally conscious individuals.
Note: While the article presents information about the ice cream made from air, further verification and investigation may be necessary to fully understand the production process and the environmental impact of the product.