Goat milk ice cream has come a long way – all the way to the White House! Barack and Michelle Obama hosted their second state dinner May 19, in honor of Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala. The Obamas and their 200 guests, including Eva Longoria Parker and George Lopez, dressed in their best and dined on fine Mexican cuisine. But dessert was the best part. Guest chef Rick Bayless served a Chocolate-Cajeta Tart with Toasted Homemade Marshmallows, Graham Cracker Crumble and, best of all: Goat Milk Ice Cream!
Sounds like a great dessert, and it sure makes me hungry for Cajeta de Leche, Laloo’s delicious frozen yogurt with a caramel swirl and Texas toffee bits.
It’s an honor to know that one of my heroes, Michelle Obama, was able to enjoy goat milk ice cream! Here on the farm, we’re very impressed with the First Lady’s efforts to combat childhood obesity. Michelle created the Let’s Move campaign to help kids be more active, bring healthier foods to schools, and ensure that healthy, affordable food is available throughout the country.
My favorite part of Let’s Move is the Let’s Move Outside portion, which encourages children to get outside and get moving. Kids need at least 60 minutes of vigorous exercise or play each day, and what better place than outside? Since I spend almost all my time frolicking outside, I can tell you it sure feels great to be out running around in the sunshine. Plus, there are no expensive gym fees – hiking, bike riding, and just playing in your backyard are all fun, free ways to get some outdoor exercise.
So whether you are a kid, have a kid, or just want to act like a kid, listen to Michelle Obama and me, and get moving outside! Then when you’re tired and you’ve had enough of the heat, treat yourself to bowl of Laloo’s. Afterall, as O: The Oprah Magazine says, it’s “America’s first guilt free ice cream”!