So Delicious Goes Gluten-Free!

 

By Bridget

As everyone who reads this blog knows, living a gluten-free lifestyle is no easy task. It’s not just bread and brownies celiacs have to avoid. There are so many hidden allergens that can leave us out of commission. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from a gluten intolerance have other food sensitivities as well. I, myself, suffer from the addition of a dairy intolerance, which initially heightened my frustration with my issue with gluten. When I was first diagnosed, my doctor offered me a list of all the naturally occurring gluten-free foods. Half of that list consisted of cheese, yogurt, and other dairy-filled “options.”

Ice cream was one of the most difficult desserts for me to give up. A lot of ice cream is naturally gluten-free, but by no means dairy-free. So I was so happy to discover the brand So Delicious, which makes vegan ice cream from non-dairy sources like almond, coconut, and soy milk. Of course I had to stick to basic flavors like vanilla, but at least it was gluten- and dairy-free!

Well now we can all add cookie dough ice cream to our list of gluten- and dairy-free desserts! The So Delicious brand has released a gluten-free cookie dough coconut ice cream, made with vanilla coconut milk, gluten-free cookie dough, and dairy-free chocolate flakes. The ice cream is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization of North America, made with organically grown and certified coconuts. Moreover, the ice cream is certified organic, meaning it contains 70%-94% organic ingredients, which are generally easier for our bodies to process because they are not overly processed or laden with preservatives. The ice cream is even verified by the Non-GMO project, an organization that works to identify foods that do (or do not) contain genetically modified organisms that can be unstable, as they do not occur naturally in plants and animals.

All of these certifications can give us peace of mind that we are eating a cold treat that wont leave us feeling sick or “glutened” afterwards.

Even better is that the ice cream is absolutely delicious! The coconut milk gives the ice cream a rich flavor and the cookie dough chunks are amazing! This is definitely something I want to keep in my freezer for the last couple days of summer!


8 thoughts on “So Delicious Goes Gluten-Free!”

  1. Nice, but I – – like many – – have multiple allergies which are gluten, dairy AND Soy, so this is of no help to me. I am finding it more and more common to find others who also have allergy to soy & dairy in addition to gluten and/or other allergies, but too many mfg’s ignore this. It seems that they hear about one allergen and run with it. (General Mills, for all their gluten free items still add soy and dairy to much of these, making them useless to myself and many others.) There is a new GF bread out (Goodbye Gluten Bakeries) that looks so yummy but, of course, has soy – – I stopped reading at soy and so do not know if it also has dairy, but much as I might like to try it, no way for me with these ingredients. It seems that dairy, gluten and soy are THE most common of allergens, so why don’t manufacturers take this into account? There are some who do and I passionately patronize them (Udi’s, Enjoy Life, Galaxy, Applegate Farms, Liz Lovely, etc.), but I am mystified as to why, if some manufacturer is going to enter into an allergen free area, why not educate themselves FIRST and then proceed to make an accessible product for a larger market share? As for So Delicious, I have given up even bothering to reach for their ice cream after repeatedly finding allegens I must avoid. I do, however, buy (AND L-O-V-E) their yogurt, Creamer and Kefir. I use their plain Kefir like buttermilk in cooking and drink their strawberry or chocolate – – YUMM!!!!
    Personally, I now make my own ice cream. It is a bit tedious at times, but allergen free.

  2. you never listed complete ingredients!! Dose it contain soy–corn or corn syrup! Important info for our 6 yr old granddaughter with chrons!

  3. Love So Delicious! Another amazing and delicious choice is Coconut Bliss. Gluten and Dairy free “ice cream”. If you let it soften just a bit, you will think it rivals the best ice cream ever. All the flavors are yummy.

  4. Thanks for all the info you send me on GF. So Delicious ice cream sounds great BUT who sells; will Trader Joe or Earth
    Fare carry the SD ice cream? Please let me know. Again, my thanks.

  5. I LOVE this ice cream. However, it has been around for quite a while. I have been eating it for probably close to 2 years and the labeling has always clearly been labeled as gluten free. Don’t know why this is an article now.

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