What type of alcohol is used to extract the carrageenan used in McFlurry®?
May 21, 2018
Carrageenan is used as a stabiliser in ice cream and can be extracted using alcohol. In the past, we did use alcohol during this process, but can now confirm that this method is no longer used. The only exception is Cadbury's Crunchie McFlurry®, where alcohol is sprayed on the Cadbury's Crunchie pieces at the very start of the process. However, this is at an extremely low level of 0.062% and, during the process, some of this alcohol evaporates. All other ice cream items are alcohol-free.