Even though Thanksgiving and Christmas have come and gone, I am so happy to find that Pumpkin Ice Cream is still IN. The holiday season is one of the more difficult times to navigate as a gluten intolerant individual, especially if deliciously dangerous desserts have held a special place in your belly years prior.
This is why I am so thankful for this gluten-free tub of awesomeness from Trader Joe’s, where indulgence won’t wreak havoc. You get two desserts in one- it really tastes like the best pumpkin pie you could imagine, in ice cream form! Personally, I think Pumpkin ought to become a staple flavor, but then…I’d need spoons permanently strapped to my hands…
Because flour is a great binding agent and an excellent food thickener, it is not uncommon to find gluten lurking in many unsuspected food products…even ice cream! So if you have a serious intolerance, it is always better to speak up and ask for the gluten free menu than to quietly suffer the consequences later.
I am in love with Ben and Jerry’s gluten free menu because you can’t possibly feel shortchanged with the ample GF options. I also believe that most scoop shops will do half scoops of two different flavors for the decisionally challenged! Among my favorites are Chunky Monkey, Phish Food and Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz! What are yours?
A shout out to my friends in the northern aspects of the country: Free Greek Frozen Yogurt for y’all if you feel like tweeting (@benjerrystruck) and chasing the Ben and Jerry’s truck! For those who are geographically limited, check out my post on home-made frozen yogurt!
Super Easy Frozen Yogurt
Summer in DC has been brutal, but it can still be sweet. For a quick way to chill out this season, combine a cup of frozen berries and frozen mangos with a scoop of plain Greek yogurt. Pulse in a food processor until you have the right consistency. Sweeten to taste by adding honey or sugar. Serve and enjoy!!!