I haven’t had ice cream in years, since I was diagnosed with cold induced asthma. As much as I love love love it, it’s just not worth the hour long coughing fit that ensues after an ice cream cone.
Add to that the fact that many ice creams are heavily processed and chock full of chemicals, and most others contain vanilla, there hasn’t been much out there that’s tempting me to start an asthma attack.
Until now. I present to you Haagen-Dazs Five, “…[a]ll-natural ice cream crafted with only five ingredients for incredibly pure, balanced flavor… and surprisingly less fat.”
While not all are alcohol free (the mint and vanilla bean contain extracts, which most likely contain alcohol), you still have ginger, coffee, brown sugar, milk chocolate and the heavenly passion fruit to chose from.
I picked up a pint of passion fruit from Target (where it was $1 less then the grocery store) for Abu Squeakster, who love love loved it. I decided to risk an asthma attack for a taste, and O…M…Gosh it was worth it. Maybe it’s just because I haven’t had ice cream in forever, but I don’t ever remember an ice cream being so creamy and flavorful. Definitely worth the coughing fit. I think I’ll sneak another spoonful tonight :D
I am reminded of a hadith in musnad Ahmed, who narrates that the Prophet (saws) said:
“Whoever leaves something for the sake of Allah, Allah will provide him with a better thing.”
Our friends think we are crazy for avoiding food with vanilla, alcohol-based flavorings, and animal rennet. Ah, you’re missing so much, it’s too hard…
SubhanAllah, Allah (swt) provides us with something better. I leave my kraft cheese, and Allah (swt) gives me cabot, sargento and seriously strong cheddar. I leave my kraft macaroni and cheese, and Allah (swt) gives me Annie’s. I leave my Babcock Ice Cream (which has gelatinin it *sobs*), and Allah (swt) gives me Haagen Dasz Five. I’m still waiting for my replacement for diet pepsi, but inshaAllah it will be coming :D