(Closed) Ice cream with egg yolks?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
46419 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Commercial ice cream products are pasteurized so you are not eating raw eggs.

Post # 5
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Peony007:  Hey! I make homemade ice cream all the time, and the egg yolks are never raw. You always cook them into a custard that you then chill an freeze. So I think you are fine 🙂

Post # 6
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Even if you do make homemade ice cream with raw egg, the risk is incredibly tiny. The “raw eggs are bad” thing is so overblown! The actual contamination rate of raw eggs with salmonella is 1 in 30,000; which with average egg consumption means you might come across a contaminated egg ONCE EVERY 42 YEARS.

Post # 8
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@abbyful:  Thanks,

I was reading the list of things to avoid while pregnant yesterday and it seemed ridiculous some of it. The chances are soooo low. Especially if you buy certain products from trusted sources (IE you know the farm when it comes to eggs or rare beef etc)

This makes me feel better.

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