How Many Ingredients Are In Your Natural Ice Cream?

How Many Ingredients Are In Your Natural Ice Cream?

What ingredients does your natural ice cream use?* We did a side-by-side comparison of ice cream to make it easy for you to spot the differences.

  Aldens Organic Vanilla Bean Breyers Natural Vanilla Naturally Friendlys Vanilla Turkey Hill Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
INGREDIENT Alden's Organic Vanilla Bean Breyers Natural Vanilla Naturally Friendly's Vanilla Turkey Hill Vanilla Bean
Milk  X  X  X  X
Cream  X  X  X  X
Sugar  X  X  X  X
Vanilla extract/flavor  X  X  X  X
Vanilla beans  X  X    X
Natural flavor    X    X
Guar gum  X    X  
Carob bean gum      X  
Locust bean gum  X      
Soy lecithin  X      
Sweetened condensed milk      X  
Tapioca starch  X      
Tapioca syrup  X      
Tara gum    X    
Xanthan gum  X      

With natural chocolate, less is more.

 
Turkey Hill Belgian Style Chocolate Ice Cream

Turkey Hill Belgian
Style Chocolate

Ingredients*
  • Cream
  • Sugar
  • Nonfat Milk
  • Belgian Style Chocolate
  • Cocoa
Alden's Organic Chocolate Ice Cream

Alden's Organic
Chocolate

Ingredients*
  • Milk
  • Cream
  • Tapioca Syrup
  • Dutch Cocoa
  • Unsweetened Chocolate
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Chocolate Extract
  • Guar Gum
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Locust Bean Gum
  • Sea Salt
  • Xanthan Gum
Naturally Friendly's Chocolate Ice Cream

Naturally Friendly's
Chocolate

Ingredients*
  • Skim Milk
  • Cream
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa
  • Chocolate
  • Guar Gum
  • Carob Bean Gum
Breyers Natural Chocolate Ice Cream

Breyers Natural
Chocolate

Ingredients*
  • Milk
  • Cream
  • Sugar
  • Whey
  • Vegetable Gum
  • Tara Gum
  • Natural Flavor

What is xanthan gum? And what does natural flavor really mean? Here are some quick definitions of the ingredients you may find in natural ice cream.

 
  • Carob Bean Gum

    Carob Bean Gum

     

    Also called "locust bean gum", this gum is extracted from the carob tree and is used as a thickening agent in foods and certain textiles.

  • Guar Gum

    Guar Gum

     

    Also called “guaran,” this substance is made from guar beans. Used as a stabilizing agent, it thickens water more effectively than cornstarch does.

  • Tara Gum

    Tara Gum

     

    Tara gum is a thickening agent used in processed food. It comes from grinding the seeds of the tara tree. Tara gum can be found in ice cream, tortillas, and cheese and is also used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetic manufacturing. It is indigestible.

  • Natural Flavor

    Natural Flavor

     

    Derived from a variety of plant, animal, or bacterial sources, natural flavors are often reduced to an essential oil, extract, or compound. They are then mixed to produce a discernible flavor and are used in very small amounts to flavor foods. They provide no nutritional value.

  • Xanthan Gum

    Xanthan Gum

     

    This stabilizer keeps ingredients from separating. It takes its name from the specific bacteria strain used during fermentation.

  • Locust Bean Gum

    Locust Bean Gum

     

    This is another name for carob bean gum.

  • Soy Lecithin

    Soy Lecithin

     

    Lecithin refers to a wide spectrum of fatty compounds found in plant and animal tissues. Often used as an emulsifier, it is also found in cooking sprays.

  • Tapioca Starch

    Tapioca Starch

     

    Derived from the root of the cassava plant, this ingredient adds structure and a chewy consistency to foods.

  • What's Inside Video

    It's getting crowded

    A handful of simple ingredients makes the most delicious natural ice cream.

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  • How to Serve Video

    Serving up all natural

    All natural means simple and honest ingredients.

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  • Imposter Video

    Don't be fooled

    All natural ice cream doesn't need a disguise — just simple and honest ingredients.

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  • Air Quotes video

    Natural. Not "natural."

    No air quotes required.

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  • Auto Tune Video

    Absolutely no gimmicks

    Make sure your natural ice cream isn't putting on an act.

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  • Smoke and Mirrors video

    Peek behind the curtain

    All natural ice cream needs no illusions.

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Does Turkey Hill All Natural ice Cream contain GMOs? The simple answer is "No".

 

But we separate our All Natural flavors into two No GMO groups.

 

NON-GMO Flavors

 

These flavors contain no ingredients derived from crops that have GMO varieties, such as soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, potatoes, or tomatoes.

Non-GMO Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream Flavors

  • Blackberry Swirl
  • Blueberry
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Homemade Vanilla
  • Mango
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Vanilla Bean and Chocolate
  • Vanilla Peanut Butter
 

GMO-FREE Flavors

 

These flavors are produced with limited amounts of ingredients sourced from GMO crops, like cottonseed oil and cornstarch. Each flavor was sent to an independent third-party lab and tested for any discernible amounts of GMO protein with in the product. (The genetically modified DNA is only found in the protein component of foods) No discernible amount was found.

GMO-Free Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream Flavors

  • Belgian Style Chocolate
  • Black Cherry Fudge
  • Butter Almond and Chocolate
  • Butter Pecan
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Salted Caramel
  • Vanilla Almond Fudge
  • Vanilla Fudge
  • Raspberry Chocolate Chip
  • Mocha Swirl

* Ingredient information sourced from company websites.