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Monday, August 16, 2010

gluten free ice cream cones...at last!

it is so hot here in Vancouver right now! and for Andrea and I, ice cream is one of our all time summer favorite indulgences (well anytime of year really). but like everything else, even ice cream can contain gluten, so you still have to be careful even in this food category. the general rule of thumb for ensuring your ice cream is gluten free is quite simple, any flavor that has a wafer or cookie in it, it is not safe to eat. having a gluten allergy automatically rules out ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cones altogether too. for those with celiac disease, you will need to also be mindful of cross contamination with flavors that do contain gluten, so it is important to read product websites, or to call the manufacturer to be certain. also if you are buying ice cream by the scoop, I recommend asking the server to use a fresh, clean ice cream scoop as well. 

we both thought gluten free ice cream cones would be out of the question with no gluten free cones in sight. however a few months ago we discovered a product called Goldbaum’s that is available through the Gluten Free Mall or Amazon. and we couldn't wait to try them, but ordering across the border can be a pain sometimes, you know? well we have good news for all you Vancouverites! we have recently found Goldbaum's at Choices Markets!!! in addition to being gluten free, Goldbaum's are also dairy free, soy free and nut free.

now that the hard part has been made easy, the only other thing to do is find your favorite gluten free ice cream! Haagen Dazs regular flavours like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, are gluten free. the Haagen Dazs Extras, and the cookies and cream flavour, are not. we would also like to tell you about a great dairy free ice cream made with coconut milk called So Delicious. most of their coconut milk ice cream products are gluten free, you can read their product listing here to be sure. I love the coconut flavour and the vanilla bean flavour. 

Andrea recently discovered another coconut milk ice cream called Coconut Bliss, which is organic, gluten free and vegan. whether you are celiac or not, you will loves these ice cream cones! just like my niece Pilar, as you can see in the photo. in fact one of her new first words is 'cream cone'. she loves them, and so will you!

happy days indeed!  Robyn.


4 comments:

Jeannie said...

Your niece is so adorable! I also recently discovered Goldbaum's gluten-free ice cream cones. What a godsend for our gluten-intolerant daughter! She loves So Delicious chocolate coconut milk ice cream, and now she's in ice cream cone heaven!

Andrea said...

I haven't had a real ice cream cone in 5 years. Although I have become used to saying "make mine a cup" without too much distaste in my tone, I still get a twinge of regret when I see those lovely waffle cones piled high at the gelateria.

So. As soon as I saw this post I booted up to Choices at 16th and Macdonald. I was happily surprised to not just have one, but in fact FOUR gf cone options by Goldbaum. I chose the most Waffle cone-esque looking packaging: the Sugar Cone. To be honest, when I opened the box at home with Strawberry Haagen Daz and scoop at the ready, I thought I had been duped. The cones inside are a) not at all the size of those shown on the packaging b) they do not have lovely deeply engraved waffle texture like those on the packaging and c) they are such a different color from the golden brown on the packaging. I would call it....dusty Ivory?

Having said that, these cones, for all their misleading packaging, are exceptional. They have beautiful crunch, great "normal" taste and they gave me the full Ice Cream Cone experience.

I will be back for more. Thank you for the tip!!!

Flávia said...

Hi Andrea,
I'm from Brazil, have Celiac desease and recently mooved to Vancouver. Congratulations, you've got a great blog with very usefull information!!!
I'm starting to realize that many things that were not GF there are here and also the other way arround.
Do you know if:
- Hot chocolates from coffe shops are GF? In Brazil they all had malt.
- Naturally Breweed soy sauces are GF? I read that the % of gluten is so small that next year they will get the GF labeel. In Brazil they already are considered GF.
- Alfredo sauces (industrial ones from the grocery shops) are GF? I couldn't find any ingreedient that were gluten.
Thank you,
Flavia

robyn said...

thank you all for your comments!

it is amazing that we have not been able to enjoy a simple ice cream cone in years until now! I agree Andrea, the packaging is misleading but they are so good and hold their crunch well with ice cream. Andrea, Pilar and I are hooked!

Flavia, I will have Andrea reply to you with answers to your questions. there are great hot chocolate mixes you can buy including a brand called dagoba (see our hot chocolate post under our drink gf tab). hot chocolate from starbucks is also gluten free. we will check on alfredo sauces for you, but I am certain duso's (a local company in the granville island public market and most grocery stores) are safe.

robyn

Monday, August 16, 2010

gluten free ice cream cones...at last!

it is so hot here in Vancouver right now! and for Andrea and I, ice cream is one of our all time summer favorite indulgences (well anytime of year really). but like everything else, even ice cream can contain gluten, so you still have to be careful even in this food category. the general rule of thumb for ensuring your ice cream is gluten free is quite simple, any flavor that has a wafer or cookie in it, it is not safe to eat. having a gluten allergy automatically rules out ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cones altogether too. for those with celiac disease, you will need to also be mindful of cross contamination with flavors that do contain gluten, so it is important to read product websites, or to call the manufacturer to be certain. also if you are buying ice cream by the scoop, I recommend asking the server to use a fresh, clean ice cream scoop as well. 

we both thought gluten free ice cream cones would be out of the question with no gluten free cones in sight. however a few months ago we discovered a product called Goldbaum’s that is available through the Gluten Free Mall or Amazon. and we couldn't wait to try them, but ordering across the border can be a pain sometimes, you know? well we have good news for all you Vancouverites! we have recently found Goldbaum's at Choices Markets!!! in addition to being gluten free, Goldbaum's are also dairy free, soy free and nut free.

now that the hard part has been made easy, the only other thing to do is find your favorite gluten free ice cream! Haagen Dazs regular flavours like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, are gluten free. the Haagen Dazs Extras, and the cookies and cream flavour, are not. we would also like to tell you about a great dairy free ice cream made with coconut milk called So Delicious. most of their coconut milk ice cream products are gluten free, you can read their product listing here to be sure. I love the coconut flavour and the vanilla bean flavour. 

Andrea recently discovered another coconut milk ice cream called Coconut Bliss, which is organic, gluten free and vegan. whether you are celiac or not, you will loves these ice cream cones! just like my niece Pilar, as you can see in the photo. in fact one of her new first words is 'cream cone'. she loves them, and so will you!

happy days indeed!  Robyn.


4 comments:

Jeannie said...

Your niece is so adorable! I also recently discovered Goldbaum's gluten-free ice cream cones. What a godsend for our gluten-intolerant daughter! She loves So Delicious chocolate coconut milk ice cream, and now she's in ice cream cone heaven!

Andrea said...

I haven't had a real ice cream cone in 5 years. Although I have become used to saying "make mine a cup" without too much distaste in my tone, I still get a twinge of regret when I see those lovely waffle cones piled high at the gelateria.

So. As soon as I saw this post I booted up to Choices at 16th and Macdonald. I was happily surprised to not just have one, but in fact FOUR gf cone options by Goldbaum. I chose the most Waffle cone-esque looking packaging: the Sugar Cone. To be honest, when I opened the box at home with Strawberry Haagen Daz and scoop at the ready, I thought I had been duped. The cones inside are a) not at all the size of those shown on the packaging b) they do not have lovely deeply engraved waffle texture like those on the packaging and c) they are such a different color from the golden brown on the packaging. I would call it....dusty Ivory?

Having said that, these cones, for all their misleading packaging, are exceptional. They have beautiful crunch, great "normal" taste and they gave me the full Ice Cream Cone experience.

I will be back for more. Thank you for the tip!!!

Flávia said...

Hi Andrea,
I'm from Brazil, have Celiac desease and recently mooved to Vancouver. Congratulations, you've got a great blog with very usefull information!!!
I'm starting to realize that many things that were not GF there are here and also the other way arround.
Do you know if:
- Hot chocolates from coffe shops are GF? In Brazil they all had malt.
- Naturally Breweed soy sauces are GF? I read that the % of gluten is so small that next year they will get the GF labeel. In Brazil they already are considered GF.
- Alfredo sauces (industrial ones from the grocery shops) are GF? I couldn't find any ingreedient that were gluten.
Thank you,
Flavia

robyn said...

thank you all for your comments!

it is amazing that we have not been able to enjoy a simple ice cream cone in years until now! I agree Andrea, the packaging is misleading but they are so good and hold their crunch well with ice cream. Andrea, Pilar and I are hooked!

Flavia, I will have Andrea reply to you with answers to your questions. there are great hot chocolate mixes you can buy including a brand called dagoba (see our hot chocolate post under our drink gf tab). hot chocolate from starbucks is also gluten free. we will check on alfredo sauces for you, but I am certain duso's (a local company in the granville island public market and most grocery stores) are safe.

robyn

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Monday, August 16, 2010

gluten free ice cream cones...at last!

it is so hot here in Vancouver right now! and for Andrea and I, ice cream is one of our all time summer favorite indulgences (well anytime of year really). but like everything else, even ice cream can contain gluten, so you still have to be careful even in this food category. the general rule of thumb for ensuring your ice cream is gluten free is quite simple, any flavor that has a wafer or cookie in it, it is not safe to eat. having a gluten allergy automatically rules out ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cones altogether too. for those with celiac disease, you will need to also be mindful of cross contamination with flavors that do contain gluten, so it is important to read product websites, or to call the manufacturer to be certain. also if you are buying ice cream by the scoop, I recommend asking the server to use a fresh, clean ice cream scoop as well. 

we both thought gluten free ice cream cones would be out of the question with no gluten free cones in sight. however a few months ago we discovered a product called Goldbaum’s that is available through the Gluten Free Mall or Amazon. and we couldn't wait to try them, but ordering across the border can be a pain sometimes, you know? well we have good news for all you Vancouverites! we have recently found Goldbaum's at Choices Markets!!! in addition to being gluten free, Goldbaum's are also dairy free, soy free and nut free.

now that the hard part has been made easy, the only other thing to do is find your favorite gluten free ice cream! Haagen Dazs regular flavours like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, are gluten free. the Haagen Dazs Extras, and the cookies and cream flavour, are not. we would also like to tell you about a great dairy free ice cream made with coconut milk called So Delicious. most of their coconut milk ice cream products are gluten free, you can read their product listing here to be sure. I love the coconut flavour and the vanilla bean flavour. 

Andrea recently discovered another coconut milk ice cream called Coconut Bliss, which is organic, gluten free and vegan. whether you are celiac or not, you will loves these ice cream cones! just like my niece Pilar, as you can see in the photo. in fact one of her new first words is 'cream cone'. she loves them, and so will you!

happy days indeed!  Robyn.


4 comments:

Jeannie said...

Your niece is so adorable! I also recently discovered Goldbaum's gluten-free ice cream cones. What a godsend for our gluten-intolerant daughter! She loves So Delicious chocolate coconut milk ice cream, and now she's in ice cream cone heaven!

Andrea said...

I haven't had a real ice cream cone in 5 years. Although I have become used to saying "make mine a cup" without too much distaste in my tone, I still get a twinge of regret when I see those lovely waffle cones piled high at the gelateria.

So. As soon as I saw this post I booted up to Choices at 16th and Macdonald. I was happily surprised to not just have one, but in fact FOUR gf cone options by Goldbaum. I chose the most Waffle cone-esque looking packaging: the Sugar Cone. To be honest, when I opened the box at home with Strawberry Haagen Daz and scoop at the ready, I thought I had been duped. The cones inside are a) not at all the size of those shown on the packaging b) they do not have lovely deeply engraved waffle texture like those on the packaging and c) they are such a different color from the golden brown on the packaging. I would call it....dusty Ivory?

Having said that, these cones, for all their misleading packaging, are exceptional. They have beautiful crunch, great "normal" taste and they gave me the full Ice Cream Cone experience.

I will be back for more. Thank you for the tip!!!

Flávia said...

Hi Andrea,
I'm from Brazil, have Celiac desease and recently mooved to Vancouver. Congratulations, you've got a great blog with very usefull information!!!
I'm starting to realize that many things that were not GF there are here and also the other way arround.
Do you know if:
- Hot chocolates from coffe shops are GF? In Brazil they all had malt.
- Naturally Breweed soy sauces are GF? I read that the % of gluten is so small that next year they will get the GF labeel. In Brazil they already are considered GF.
- Alfredo sauces (industrial ones from the grocery shops) are GF? I couldn't find any ingreedient that were gluten.
Thank you,
Flavia

robyn said...

thank you all for your comments!

it is amazing that we have not been able to enjoy a simple ice cream cone in years until now! I agree Andrea, the packaging is misleading but they are so good and hold their crunch well with ice cream. Andrea, Pilar and I are hooked!

Flavia, I will have Andrea reply to you with answers to your questions. there are great hot chocolate mixes you can buy including a brand called dagoba (see our hot chocolate post under our drink gf tab). hot chocolate from starbucks is also gluten free. we will check on alfredo sauces for you, but I am certain duso's (a local company in the granville island public market and most grocery stores) are safe.

robyn

Monday, August 16, 2010

gluten free ice cream cones...at last!

it is so hot here in Vancouver right now! and for Andrea and I, ice cream is one of our all time summer favorite indulgences (well anytime of year really). but like everything else, even ice cream can contain gluten, so you still have to be careful even in this food category. the general rule of thumb for ensuring your ice cream is gluten free is quite simple, any flavor that has a wafer or cookie in it, it is not safe to eat. having a gluten allergy automatically rules out ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cones altogether too. for those with celiac disease, you will need to also be mindful of cross contamination with flavors that do contain gluten, so it is important to read product websites, or to call the manufacturer to be certain. also if you are buying ice cream by the scoop, I recommend asking the server to use a fresh, clean ice cream scoop as well. 

we both thought gluten free ice cream cones would be out of the question with no gluten free cones in sight. however a few months ago we discovered a product called Goldbaum’s that is available through the Gluten Free Mall or Amazon. and we couldn't wait to try them, but ordering across the border can be a pain sometimes, you know? well we have good news for all you Vancouverites! we have recently found Goldbaum's at Choices Markets!!! in addition to being gluten free, Goldbaum's are also dairy free, soy free and nut free.

now that the hard part has been made easy, the only other thing to do is find your favorite gluten free ice cream! Haagen Dazs regular flavours like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, are gluten free. the Haagen Dazs Extras, and the cookies and cream flavour, are not. we would also like to tell you about a great dairy free ice cream made with coconut milk called So Delicious. most of their coconut milk ice cream products are gluten free, you can read their product listing here to be sure. I love the coconut flavour and the vanilla bean flavour. 

Andrea recently discovered another coconut milk ice cream called Coconut Bliss, which is organic, gluten free and vegan. whether you are celiac or not, you will loves these ice cream cones! just like my niece Pilar, as you can see in the photo. in fact one of her new first words is 'cream cone'. she loves them, and so will you!

happy days indeed!  Robyn.


4 comments:

Jeannie said...

Your niece is so adorable! I also recently discovered Goldbaum's gluten-free ice cream cones. What a godsend for our gluten-intolerant daughter! She loves So Delicious chocolate coconut milk ice cream, and now she's in ice cream cone heaven!

Andrea said...

I haven't had a real ice cream cone in 5 years. Although I have become used to saying "make mine a cup" without too much distaste in my tone, I still get a twinge of regret when I see those lovely waffle cones piled high at the gelateria.

So. As soon as I saw this post I booted up to Choices at 16th and Macdonald. I was happily surprised to not just have one, but in fact FOUR gf cone options by Goldbaum. I chose the most Waffle cone-esque looking packaging: the Sugar Cone. To be honest, when I opened the box at home with Strawberry Haagen Daz and scoop at the ready, I thought I had been duped. The cones inside are a) not at all the size of those shown on the packaging b) they do not have lovely deeply engraved waffle texture like those on the packaging and c) they are such a different color from the golden brown on the packaging. I would call it....dusty Ivory?

Having said that, these cones, for all their misleading packaging, are exceptional. They have beautiful crunch, great "normal" taste and they gave me the full Ice Cream Cone experience.

I will be back for more. Thank you for the tip!!!

Flávia said...

Hi Andrea,
I'm from Brazil, have Celiac desease and recently mooved to Vancouver. Congratulations, you've got a great blog with very usefull information!!!
I'm starting to realize that many things that were not GF there are here and also the other way arround.
Do you know if:
- Hot chocolates from coffe shops are GF? In Brazil they all had malt.
- Naturally Breweed soy sauces are GF? I read that the % of gluten is so small that next year they will get the GF labeel. In Brazil they already are considered GF.
- Alfredo sauces (industrial ones from the grocery shops) are GF? I couldn't find any ingreedient that were gluten.
Thank you,
Flavia

robyn said...

thank you all for your comments!

it is amazing that we have not been able to enjoy a simple ice cream cone in years until now! I agree Andrea, the packaging is misleading but they are so good and hold their crunch well with ice cream. Andrea, Pilar and I are hooked!

Flavia, I will have Andrea reply to you with answers to your questions. there are great hot chocolate mixes you can buy including a brand called dagoba (see our hot chocolate post under our drink gf tab). hot chocolate from starbucks is also gluten free. we will check on alfredo sauces for you, but I am certain duso's (a local company in the granville island public market and most grocery stores) are safe.

robyn

Monday, August 16, 2010

gluten free ice cream cones...at last!

it is so hot here in Vancouver right now! and for Andrea and I, ice cream is one of our all time summer favorite indulgences (well anytime of year really). but like everything else, even ice cream can contain gluten, so you still have to be careful even in this food category. the general rule of thumb for ensuring your ice cream is gluten free is quite simple, any flavor that has a wafer or cookie in it, it is not safe to eat. having a gluten allergy automatically rules out ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cones altogether too. for those with celiac disease, you will need to also be mindful of cross contamination with flavors that do contain gluten, so it is important to read product websites, or to call the manufacturer to be certain. also if you are buying ice cream by the scoop, I recommend asking the server to use a fresh, clean ice cream scoop as well. 

we both thought gluten free ice cream cones would be out of the question with no gluten free cones in sight. however a few months ago we discovered a product called Goldbaum’s that is available through the Gluten Free Mall or Amazon. and we couldn't wait to try them, but ordering across the border can be a pain sometimes, you know? well we have good news for all you Vancouverites! we have recently found Goldbaum's at Choices Markets!!! in addition to being gluten free, Goldbaum's are also dairy free, soy free and nut free.

now that the hard part has been made easy, the only other thing to do is find your favorite gluten free ice cream! Haagen Dazs regular flavours like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, are gluten free. the Haagen Dazs Extras, and the cookies and cream flavour, are not. we would also like to tell you about a great dairy free ice cream made with coconut milk called So Delicious. most of their coconut milk ice cream products are gluten free, you can read their product listing here to be sure. I love the coconut flavour and the vanilla bean flavour. 

Andrea recently discovered another coconut milk ice cream called Coconut Bliss, which is organic, gluten free and vegan. whether you are celiac or not, you will loves these ice cream cones! just like my niece Pilar, as you can see in the photo. in fact one of her new first words is 'cream cone'. she loves them, and so will you!

happy days indeed!  Robyn.


4 comments:

Jeannie said...

Your niece is so adorable! I also recently discovered Goldbaum's gluten-free ice cream cones. What a godsend for our gluten-intolerant daughter! She loves So Delicious chocolate coconut milk ice cream, and now she's in ice cream cone heaven!

Andrea said...

I haven't had a real ice cream cone in 5 years. Although I have become used to saying "make mine a cup" without too much distaste in my tone, I still get a twinge of regret when I see those lovely waffle cones piled high at the gelateria.

So. As soon as I saw this post I booted up to Choices at 16th and Macdonald. I was happily surprised to not just have one, but in fact FOUR gf cone options by Goldbaum. I chose the most Waffle cone-esque looking packaging: the Sugar Cone. To be honest, when I opened the box at home with Strawberry Haagen Daz and scoop at the ready, I thought I had been duped. The cones inside are a) not at all the size of those shown on the packaging b) they do not have lovely deeply engraved waffle texture like those on the packaging and c) they are such a different color from the golden brown on the packaging. I would call it....dusty Ivory?

Having said that, these cones, for all their misleading packaging, are exceptional. They have beautiful crunch, great "normal" taste and they gave me the full Ice Cream Cone experience.

I will be back for more. Thank you for the tip!!!

Flávia said...

Hi Andrea,
I'm from Brazil, have Celiac desease and recently mooved to Vancouver. Congratulations, you've got a great blog with very usefull information!!!
I'm starting to realize that many things that were not GF there are here and also the other way arround.
Do you know if:
- Hot chocolates from coffe shops are GF? In Brazil they all had malt.
- Naturally Breweed soy sauces are GF? I read that the % of gluten is so small that next year they will get the GF labeel. In Brazil they already are considered GF.
- Alfredo sauces (industrial ones from the grocery shops) are GF? I couldn't find any ingreedient that were gluten.
Thank you,
Flavia

robyn said...

thank you all for your comments!

it is amazing that we have not been able to enjoy a simple ice cream cone in years until now! I agree Andrea, the packaging is misleading but they are so good and hold their crunch well with ice cream. Andrea, Pilar and I are hooked!

Flavia, I will have Andrea reply to you with answers to your questions. there are great hot chocolate mixes you can buy including a brand called dagoba (see our hot chocolate post under our drink gf tab). hot chocolate from starbucks is also gluten free. we will check on alfredo sauces for you, but I am certain duso's (a local company in the granville island public market and most grocery stores) are safe.

robyn