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Real ice milk

Mrs. Smith | | May 5, 2003 03:06 PM

Last year at this time I threw out a line about this 1970s product. I'm not sure that I can ever find it again, but I thought I'd ask the observant SF hounds.

Remember ice milk? An ice cream like substance made with milk instead of cream. This used to be available from places like Wahlgreens in paper-wrapped quarts in flavors like strawberry and vanilla. It was not fat-free ice cream, or light ice cream, but specifically ice milk. It has a different texture than reduced-fat ice cream, and a simpler, more milk-like flavor than those lecithin rich products.

It also came in soft serve in a couple of independent outlets, but I never found a pattern or a brand name.

I really enjoy ice milk for it's simplicity and straightforwardness. It's not trying to be anything other than it is -- it's not trying to taste like full-fat ice cream -- it's just trying to taste like a sweetened frozen milk product. It's that milk, not cream, flavor that I'm after.

Anybody got a source?

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