By Alicia Carango, Beyond Celiac Web & Social Media Manager
Ice cream can be really problematic for people living with celiac disease. First, you have to worry about cross-contact, ice cream cones and the gluten content of sprinkles. Then, factor in the fact that many people with celiac disease are lactose intolerant and you have a tasty summer treat that’s difficult to enjoy…
Until now. So Delicious has managed to come up with a gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and vegan frozen dessert that is so much like ice cream, it’s really hard to believe that it is free from so many troublesome ingredients.
So Delicious sent over some samples to the Beyond Celiac office. They arrived on a steaming hot Friday and the team here couldn’t wait to dig in. We each grabbed a spoon and sampled the options.
I am a chocolate girl through and through, so I went for that flavor. The coconut milk made the frozen dessert creamy and the texture was just the same as any other frozen ice cream you’d buy in the store. I’m lactose intolerant, but I can eat it in small doses. So Delicious totally eliminates my desire for using my small bit of dairy intake up on frozen ice cream. I really don’t think this is any different than your traditional ice cream; it’s sweet and creamy (maybe even a little creamier than typical store bought ice cream). Seriously, you won’t miss the dairy at all. And, for those of you who don’t like coconut, don’t worry – it doesn’t alter the flavor or give anything a coconut taste.
So Delicious has loads of frozen dessert flavors. There’s Cherry Amaretto, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Chocolate, Coconut, Mint Chip, Mocha Almond Fudge, Turtle Trails (hungry yet?), Vanilla Bean, Simply Strawberry and Oregon Mixed Berry. There are also no sugar added versions of the Butter Pecan, Chocolate, Mint Chip and Vanilla Bean. They even have gluten-free Cookie Dough and Cookies ‘n Cream frozen desserts. All of these frozen desserts are gluten-free, but So Delicious really calls it out on the package for the Cookie Dough and Cookies ‘n Cream, most likely because so many usually (correctly) assume that anything with cookies is off limits on a gluten-free diet.
So Delicious has more than just frozen desserts by the pint. Check out all of their dairy-free and gluten-free options at www.SoDeliciousDairyFree.com. (Warning, you’re going to want a sweet treat after browsing the site!)