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It’s everything Ice Cream! We have recipes for all sorts of allergies and special diets.

 
Free and Friendly Foods Creme Cookie Ice Cream

Cookies N Cream Ice Cream

Sigh. Can you believe it? This is the last post of Ice Cream Week. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure I’ll come up with new ideas, such as birthday cake ice cream (yup, I have been thinking about that one for a while) and Bubble Gum (still trying to find the gum), and a few others, something with heat, something that’s sweet; you get the idea. So, with a slightly saddened heart, I share with you the final post. You know that song, na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye. Yes, that’s what’s playing on my mental radio.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan Read More

Free and Friendly Foods S'more Ice Cream

S’more Ice Cream

Late one night, when the kids should have been asleep, Kid Three wanted to be part of the conversation. The Papa and I were talking about supply and demand (at which point Kid Two wanted to get involved) and just all things related to the business. We then got on the topic of ice cream, and some of the ideas that I had to use on the machine, knowing that I wanted to have an ice cream theme week, and that I’m working on an ice cream book. Kid Three suggested Bubble Gum Ice Cream, which I thought would be really cool, at which point S’more Ice Cream hit me like a ton of bricks (as did many other good ideas). Once made, the kids went wild for this ice cream. I was afraid of the marshmallows were going to get hard and be weird, but in the end, everything turned out just right, and they all lived happily ever after. Yup, still trying to be a comedian. So, I present you with S’more Ice Cream!

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan, Soy Free Compatible
Soy Free: Use a safe non-dairy milk alternative. Be sure to source soy free marshmallows (not the Dandees brand) and graham crackers (not Kinnikinnick). I have yet to see GF SF graham crackers, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there, and you could always make some. However, if you can have gluten, there are plenty of soy free options. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Maple Bacon Ice Cream

Paleo & GAPs Maple Bacon Ice Cream

Did I tell you the love bacon? Especially Kid Two. He just loves it. And the all like to try the fancier ones from Good Eggs from time to time. I will say though, they’re not at the extreme level yet where they want bacon covered chocolate, etc. So, I got to thinking about ice cream one night, and BOOM! Maple Bacon Ice Cream. Bacon? goooood. Ice Cream? goooood. Maple? Greeeat because Kid Three tolerates it a lot better. I knew then that because bacon would be involved, it had to be Paleo so everyone could have a nice big bowl of it.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan Compatible
For Vegan: Use Vegan Bacon Bits such as the coconut ones made by Coracacao Confections. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Ice Cream Topping

Ice Cream Topping – Balsamic Fruit

This wasn’t a huge hit here at our house. In my head (remember, I can’t eat any of this stuff) this was a great idea. It sounded so fancy, and seemed like something you would find in an up-scale restaurant. Well, needless to say, the kids, and The Papa couldn’t see themselves at an up-scale restaurant. Poor me.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan, Organic, Paleo & GAPs Compatible
For Paleo & GAPs: Use a safe butter alternative, but not Olive Oil. Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Organic Peach Sorbet

Organic Peach Sorbet

Welcome to Ice Cream Thursday. I feel like we’ve come so far, yet have so much further to go. So, here we are with an Organic Peach Sorbet. Did you know I’m allergic to peaches? A few times a year, I try to convince myself that I’m not, and try a little from a safe farm. It never seems to work out, and then I have the kids eat the rest. Well, this was one of those times. I mean, hey, why should they get to have all of the fun with the ice cream machine, right? Wrong. I should have left good enough alone. haha. Anywho, at least anyone who stops along to read this will benefit, and hopefully indulge in the sorbet I can’t have. Be sure to let me know how good it is 🙂

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Vegan, Paleo Compatible, GAPs Compatible
For Paleo: Omit Kuzu, or try using a little arrowroot flour, but not too much.
For GAPs: Omit the Kuzu Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Green Apple Garnish

Green Apple Garnish

Ice Cream should have toppings, right? Well this one is quite versatile. It’s good for ice cream, cupcakes, and cookies too. I can also seeing this being delicious in your morning yogurt. It does however take a long time to make. I made two versions of this, one Paleo/GAPs friendly, and the other with cane sugar. Take your pick.

Special Tools: Apple Spiralizer

This is important because if you were to peel bu hand or using a potato peeler, you won’t have a consistent width. That’s not the end of the world though. You’ll need to do more cutting once you’ve finished the peeling step.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Nectarine Blueberry Sorbet

Nectarine Blueberry Sorbet

This one is SO special and near and dear to my heart. I ate some. YUP. I ATE SOME. I had to source safe items from various places, but did you hear the news? I ATE IT! This wasn’t the kid’s favorite flavor, but the funny thing is, I really liked it. However, I have to say that my illness has truly changed my taste buds, quite a bit.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Strawberry Ice Cream

Organic Strawberry Ice Cream

It’s Ice Cream Tuesday! (still hoping it’s not old)

So, now that we’ve covered the vanilla basics, and of course have a chocolate recipe, it’s time for strawberry. By their powers combined, they are Neapolitan Goodness!!

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Vegan, Nut Free Compatible, Paleo & GAPs Compatible, Organic Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Pale Chocolate Ice Cream

Organic Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

In terms of flavor, the kids have rated this chocolate ice cream one of the best flavors so far. However, full disclosure, when they had this one, they didn’t know what other flavors I had up my sleeve.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Paleo, Vegan Read More

Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream

Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream

I don’t know why, but I have a thing about lemon gingerbread. Can I let you in on a little secret though? I’ve never eaten the combo, and I don’t like gingerbread cookies. Either way, this idea was one of the firsts that I had when we got the ice cream maker. I think it stems from having the Lemon Gingerbread Mini Cupcake, and somehow, this just pairs so well with it in my head.

Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan, Soy Free Compatible Read More

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