No matter what time of the year it is, ice-cream is a treat you don’t want to miss out on. But with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity, you are forced to think otherwise. But do you actually need to?
The FACT is that gluten ingredients are not really needed to make ice cream!
Why would you? Think about it. How would you incorporate gluten ingredients in chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ice-cream? Yes, if its cheesecake or cookie-dough flavored ice-cream, then the gluten factor indeed pops up into the scene.
But then, you can easily avoid those flavors. A rich vanilla flavored ice-cream can beat any other flavor easily…any day.
It has been found that flour is used as a thickening ingredient in ice creams of some specific brands, irrespective of their flavor.
And even a tiny bit of gluten is really dangerous for those who are not supposed to have it at all.
You need to be careful – read the label
Just don’t blindly assume that the ice-cream is gluten-free. Verify– read the label carefully.
It is also important that you avoid cross-contamination. For example – using the same scoop to serve both gluten-filled and gluten free flavors of ice cream can pose a serious problem if you have celiac disease or suffer from gluten intolerance.
A Quick Recap
Is ice-cream gluten free?
Yes and No!
Although it is meant to be…in some cases it is not!
So, re-confirming – reading the label of the ice-cream carefully before indulging in it is THE thing to do.