Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I Scream, You Scream

We all scream for ice cream!   If you are as unfortunate in the food allergy department as I am, then you are also dairy intolerant.  This poses a problem for all of us ice cream lovers out there, especially when you crave a pint at 1:00 in the morning.  If you live in Jersey this is not a problem for you.  Wawa (a quick stop like 7-Eleven, Circle K and Scotchman) carries Double Rainbow soy ice cream in not one, not two, but three fabulous dairy free options:  Very Cherry Chip, Cinnamon Caramel and Mint Chocolate Chip. All are obnoxiously rich and delicious. The Very Cherry Chip flavor tastes like Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia, the Cinnamon Caramel flavor like a Cinnabon (oh how I miss Cinnabon) and the Mint Chocolate Chip is made with pure peppermint oil.  However, they are made on shared equipment and not guaranteed gluten-free.  I've never gotten sick from them but I am not a full fledged Celiac.  I have gluten-intolerance only.

For the rest of us there are some fantastic choices that have had the pleasure of melting on my tongue recently.

In fourth place:  Purely Decadent gluten-free, dairy-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Coconut Milk ice cream.  That's right.  I said COOKIE DOUGH.  Did any of you ever think you'd eat that ice cream flavor again?  The ice cream itself is not the best I've ever had but it's filled with so many chunks of gluten-free chocolate chip cookie dough, who really cares?

In third place:  Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss gluten-free, dairy-free Mint Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk ice cream.  Real mint, pure agave instead of sugar, and chocolate.  Light and fresh.  Mint chocolate chip is one of my all time favorite flavors and this one is a winner.

In second place: So Delicious Coconut Almond Minis. Dairy, soy and gluten-free, agave sweetened. Chocolate and almond covered coconut milk ice cream popsicles.  Reminds me of both the almond Klondike bar and what I would imagine a frozen version of the Mallow Cup to taste like.  So Delicious indeed. If it was a character in Grease, it would be Grease Lightening.

And in first place (drum roll please): Rice Divine Carrot Cake gluten-free, dairy free ice cream.  It sounds weird, but it's the best flavor for ice cream since pumpkin in my opinion and Rice Divine has nailed it.  Creamy, delicious and filled with gluten-free carrot cake pieces, what more could a Celiac ask for?  Other delicious Rice Divine flavors include a classic Very Vanilla, the decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, and Mudd Pie (Blend it with a little soy milk and it tastes like a Jamocha shake from Arby's!)

Try one of these tasty choices and tell me what you think.  Or even better, what kind of ice cream do you scream about?

Givin' ya the scoop,

Eat ice cream, Drink and Be Gluten-Free


  1. Wow! That's wild! I used to LOVE Rice Divine carrot cake flavor. I don't know if my tastes changed, because I have a huge sweet tooth. But it now seems too sweet for me. But I do love Purely Decadent's coconut milk cookie dough flavor, and all their other flavors, too. And now that they make So Delicious coconut milk ice cream in a whole bunch of other flavors, it's really hard to choose just one at a time!

  2. Thanks for the Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss shout out. The Mint Galatica is one of my favorite on a hot summer day.
    Blissful Regards,
    Kiley from Coconut Bliss