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Monday, August 4, 2014

Physicist Puts His Brain to Work to Create Color-Changing Ice Cream

Posted By on Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 11:01 AM

click to enlarge Ahh. Sweet, sweet science. - FACEBOOK/ICEXPERIENCE

Forget what Buzzfeed told you about bucket-list ice cream shops (because only one S.F. parlor made the list? Come on.) — there's now a color-changing ice cream flavor that'll alter everything you know about the dessert.

Spanish physicist and ice cream enthusiast Manuel Linares has formulated a dessert that will change from blue to pink to purple with the help of the temperature and acids from the human mouth and a spritz of something he calls a "love elixir." Thanks, science!
Appropriately dubbing the flavor Xamaleón, Linares has set up shop, IceXperience, in his hometown of Blanes on the eastern coast of Spain. The flavor came to be as his thesis for his master's degree in "Creating Artisan Ice Cream" from Asociación Empresarial Nacional de Elaboradores Artesanos y Comerciantes de Helados y Horchatas, a Barcelona trade group. He was inspired by food inventor Charlie Francis' ice that changed colors under florescent lighting.

Linares says that the ingredients are all natural and plans on creating additional scientific frozen treats. A glowing scoop and an aphrodisiac-loaded ice cream called Xamán made with Peruvian and African medicinal plants are in the works.

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