J.P. Licks introduced its second gluten free, non-dairy, vegan ice cream: Hemp-based ice cream. Skeptical of its first flavors, coconut based ice cream, I was curious to find out how they were going to pull this one off. The flavors offered are natural hemp (which tasted like formula), chocolate (which was dry and sandy) and peanut butter (the only bareable one, thanks to the oils and fats from the peanuts).
The ice cream was scheduled to launch on 4/20 a tribute to a date we are all familiar with. However, the hemp-based ice cream in noway gives you the effect that one may think. The hemp products are made from hemp seed, and while the seed is related to Cannabis, it dosen’t have any THC.
To my surprise ice cream is not the only thing going hemp…
Alaska Distillery officially launched the country’s first hemp seed vodka…They call it, Purgatory. The company received permission about six months ago from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to distill vodka from hemp seeds. The hemp seeds it uses are not produced and distributed in the U.S. Instead, they are imported from Canada. Just like the hemp based ice cream this vodka actually has some health benefits. It is high in protein and contains several minerals.