Rhubarb Ice Cream, organic

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  • 400g
The milk we use comes from Metsavenna farm in Southern Estonia, close to the Latvian border. The milk comes fresh and unpasteurized with the butterfat content of 3.8-4.2%, depending on the season (in the summer when the cows are grazing in the fields, the milk yield is higher and fat % slightly lower than in winter). The milk is pasteurized once it arrives. Hence, in the final product, only pasteurized milk is used.
We buy rhubarb from Leo, an organic farmer in Tartu County. In spring, Leo brings fresh rhubarb to our factory where we then clean it, peel it and make jam out of it.
Sugar is an essential component of ice cream. It makes the dessert sweet but also creamy and silky on the palate. As a sweetener, there are some alternatives to sugar (stevia, erythritol, etc) but without sugar, our ice-cream would be a white frozen brick. We don't want that. Nevertheless, we are open to trying recipes with other natural sweeteners such as dates or honey. We buy our organic beet sugar from Nordic Sugar (nordicsugar.com).
Our whipping cream comes from Pajumäe dairy farm.
Here's the thing about eggs. We buy free-range organic eggs from Äntu manor. We crack the eggs, separate the yolks, whisk them and add them to the ice cream mixture during pasteurization. As the eggs are pasteurized there is no need to worry about Salmonella or other dangerous bacteria.
Inulin is a plant fiber made from organic agave and is used in a variety of health products. We use inulin produced in Mexico, mainly to improve the texture of our sorbets. There is 2-3% of inulin in our ice creams.
Lemon juice is an essential ingredient in many of our recipes. We use lemon juice imported in a barrel.
In almost all cases (99%), the colour of our ice cream is the same as the colour of the ingredients used to make it. We made an exception with our rhubarb ice cream. By adding blueberry juice we gave it a pink shade, the colour of which reminds us of young rhubarb stalks.
Guar gum is a natural thickener made from the seeds of a plant called guar. A little bit of guar gum goes a long way. We do not use any synthetically manufactured thickeners or stabilizers.
Locust bean gum is a powder made from the seeds of the carob tree. It acts as a natural emulsifier, i.e. enables to bind together fats and water molecules and other ingredients.
We use sea salt.
Nutrition facts per 100gGDA (2000 kcal)%GDA
Energy kcal170,7120008,5
Saturated Fats3,912019,5

Store at -18C. After opening, it can be stored for up to 1 week.

All La Muu's ice creams are made from organic produce. As much as possible we use local Estonian organic produce. That way we can guarantee from which farm the milk comes and how is the milk, heavy whipping cream, eggs, berries and fruit produced. As Estonia is located where it is,we still need to import many things. When we do import, we pay extra attention to these three details: 1) ensure that organic produce quality is excellent; 2) that the ecological footprint of the production and transportation would not be too big; 3) that the farmers would be fairly paid for their jobs.