Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.  Yet another of life's pleasures put on the list of potential problems.

In addition to wheat many Celiacs have lactose problems.  So you can always try Dreams, they have rice, soy and almond ice cream.  You'll have to check the labels to see if each is Gluten Free.

Edy's is pretty much GF except for a few flavors so, as always, check the label.  Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Coffee, Double Vanilla, French Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip, Neapolitan, Real Strawberry, Rocky Road, Vanilla, Vanilla Bean and Vanilla Chocolate are all GF based on the labels.




Skinny Cow - As far as the cups go Dulce de Leche and Strawberry Cheesecake, Gluten Free.

Ben & Jerry's ice cream is great.  But i'll miss mint chocolate cookie.  Luckily Butter Pecan, Cherry Garcia, Choc Peanut Butter Swirl, Chocolate Macadamia, Chunky Monkey, Coconut Almond Fudge Chip, Coffee, Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz, Creme Brulee, Mint Choc Chunk, NY Super Fudge, Orange and Cream, Phish Food (another one of my favorites), Strawberry, Triple Caramel Chunk, Vanilla, and Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch are GF.

Breyers does not list which flavors are GF but recommends that you read the label.  If there is wheat, barley, rye, or malt it is supposed to be clearly labeled.

Or you can just make your own ice cream and know exactly what goes in it.

We make the following at home.

Mint Chocolate Chip
2 Cups 2% Milk
2 Cups Heavy Cream
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract GF
3 drops green food coloring
1 cup mini GF choc chips

Mix everything except the chips and pour into ice cream maker.  Once creamy fold in the chips.

Chocolate
This recipe is from the Artisanal Gluten Free Cookbook by Kelli and Peter Bronski.  I highly recommend this book.  Their recipes are delicious

1/4 Cup cocoa powder
3/4 Cup sugar
2 Cups whole milk
1 Cup heavy cream

Cinnamon

1 Cup sugar
1 1/2 Cups Half and Half
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs

stir half and half and sugar over medium heat.  remove from heat whisk half into eggs.  pour back and mix with other half.  stir in heavy cream.  continue to cook until thick enough to coat back of metal spoon.  remove from heat stir in vanilla and cinnamon.  cool then add to ice cream maker.

Vanilla

2 Cups heavy cream
1 Cup milk
3/4 Cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract GF

Obviously, my recommendations are based on today.  Read each label on your own before consuming and if in doubt - skip it.  As for homemade ice cream, if you place the mixture in the freezer for a bit before putting it into the ice cream maker it will churn into ice cream quicker.  We have also used lactose free milk with similar results for those of you that are sensitive to lactose.

Go grab a spoon,

The Un-Gluten Guy

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