Australia’s largest heath retailer Healthy Life has introduced the next big thing in probiotics – cultured ice cream.
The retailer has begun stocking The Cultured Ice Cream Company’s gelato, which is dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free and made from 30 per cent cultured water kefir coconut cream which may contain around four billion colony forming units of good bacteria and yeast strains in every 100 gram serve.
Naturopath and Store Manager at Bondi Junction Healthy Life Charlotte Williams said cultured ice cream was a great way to get more people eating fermented food and reaping the benefits of good gut health. “Cultured ice cream contains a plethora of floral probiotic strains, achieved using a water kefir culture. Probiotics build the colonies of flora within our digestive tract which in turn boost our
immune system and strengthen our first line of defence against pathogens,” she said.
In addition to being a great source of prebiotics and probiotics, the ice cream is also made with natural sugar alternatives, is plant based, and contains superfoods such as berries. The result is an alkaline and nutrient-rich dessert.
After progressing from coconut yoghurt to coconut kefir and then coconut gelato, The Cultured Ice Cream Company Founder Janelle McInerney, from Cowan in Sydney’s north, said it was an “oh
my god” moment when she realised her kefir was the key to making dairy-free ice cream that was good for your gut.
Healthy Life launched The Cultured Ice Cream Company’s range at its recently refurbished Bondi Junction store with all 45 nationwide stores now stocking all five flavours including vanilla, lemon, mixed berry, Belgian chocolate.