October 11, 2019

PureCircle Launches Gourmet Ice Cream in Chicago

Thank you to PureCircle for sponsoring this post!

As a parent of two amazing children, I am always looking for new ways to keep my family heathy, but still happy with their food. When I was contacted by PureCircle, I was very interested as we use stevia in our everyday life already. PureCircle is the leading producer and innovator of great-tasting stevia sweeteners for the global beverage and food industry. They have dedicated their business to producing the best, natural-origin, zero-calorie sweetener made from their proprietary stevia plant varieties. 

As always, I only share with you guys products I, or in this case my entire family, truly love. I was so excited to share this ice cream with you because my family is not only loving it, we want to make sure you guys get a chance to try it out too. OK, so what is different about this ice cream? It's a modern classic take on indulgent desserts, with zero-added sugar, sweetened with plant-based stevia. This new great-tasting ice cream will be sold from food trucks around the city of Chicago through the month of October. You guys know how much I love a food truck so this makes me love this product even more! 

The new ice cream from PureCircle is available in four flavors: vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and salted caramel. There is also a vegan flavor of rabanaberry! Yes, you read that correctly, rabanaberry. Raspberry, banana, blueberry combined to make my favorite flavor. It's so yummy you guys! I've had vegan ice cream before and it truly wasn't like ice cream. This one is exactly like ice cream! It was refreshing, creamy, and delicious and myself and my daughter ate this pint in two days. ;) My son loved the chocolate and vanilla flavors, and this kid is picky. None of us could tell these don't have added sugars, they are just that good! My husband loved the salted caramel and I have to agree with him, it is the perfect amount of sweet and salty. These new stevia-sweetened treats have the rich, creamy taste characteristic of gourmet ice cream but with no sugar added and no artificial sweeteners. They definitely live up to the hype. 

As a mother, I am always looking for healthier alternatives for my kids. Several health organizations suggest that consumers to reduce added sugar in their diets. For example, the U.S. Government, in it's Dietary Guidelines, urges "an eating pattern low in added sugar." With no added sugar, PurCircle ice cream helps consumers adhere to that eating pattern. It also helps with calorie reduction. Their vanilla ice cream, for example, contains less then half the calories of one of the leading full-calorie branded vanilla ice creams. I love this so much! I was able to provide my kids with delicious desserts and still felt like I was keeping them on their balanced diets. That, my friends, is what they call a win-win. 

As an added bonus, PureCircle partners with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in support of type 1 diabetes research. Now that's an ice cream company that I can get behind. Have you seen these food trucks around Chicago? Is this a product you would try? Let's chat in my comments section!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you make it a great day! xoxo