This dairy-free gelato is the perfect treat for anyone and everyone!
Did you know that this week (May 10-May 16) is National Food Allergy Awareness Week? It’s time that we can bring attention to food allergies and how dangerous they can be. Today 1 in 13 kids has a food allergy. I am so blessed that my boys don’t have any allergies that we know of (and probably won’t since they eat everything under the sun!) but my sister-in-law deals with food allergies with her four kids every day. That is why today I, along with 6 of my blog buddies, are sharing allergy friendly recipes.
Since summer time is coming up I wanted to create a cool treat that was easy to make and allergy friendly. Most food allergies come from 8 foods: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybean. I have always been a fan of gelato and when I looked online to see how it was made, almost every ingredient was on the Big 8 list.
So I got creative and did some research to see how I could get around those. I used soy milk instead of regular milk, (I know soy, but when talking with my sister-in-law she said soy milk is usually safe. You can also use coconut milk) and mixed cornstarch and water to replace the eggs. I was a little nervous as a I put the gelato in the freezer to set up but one bite from my boys and they were hooked! It tasted good! This recipe is so easy to make and with only 5 ingredients it’s easy on the wallet too!
Dairy Free Raspberry Gelato
- 2 cups soy milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 5 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 6 oz package raspberries blended
- Place a metal container in freezer to have chill
- Heat soy milk over medium heat for about 5 minutes (or until small bubbles start to appear)
- Whisk together cornstarch and water.
- Add sugar to cornstarch mix and stir until combined.
- Pour hot milk into mix and stir until combined.
- Fold in pureed raspberries.
- Place mixture into chilled container and freeze for 7 hours.
- Remove gelato from container and blend again to break up (about 10-15 seconds)
1 Tbsp cornstach + 1 Tbsp water= 1 egg
Food allergies are a very real thing and can be hard to eat around. To kick off National Food Allergy Awareness Week we are giving away the Blendtec Designer 625 Series with a Twister Jar! You can enter through the Rafflecopter below. Be sure to check out all the other yummy allergy friendly recipes too! And for more ways Blendtec can help make your food allergy meals easier and some awesome tips check out this post from Holly, Blendtec’s in house dietitian.
1- Orange Julius- Dessert Now, Dinner Later 2- Lemon Curd- Bite of Delight 3- Tomato Soup- Jonesin’ For Taste 4- Coconut Milk- Food Apparel 5- Pina Colada Agua Fresca- Tried & Tasty 6- Raspberry Gelato- Tastefully Frugal 7- Chia Seed Pudding- The Things I Love Most
Developing a dairy intolerance is never a good thing when I have a stage 4 addiction to ice cream. A blendtec would be awesome for “nice cream” making.
Katie Prettyman says
Exciting and fun – thanks!
Betsy R Barnes says
We do not have any food allergies in our family. I would love to make the Raspberry Gelato recipe from Tastefully Frugal, looks yummy 🙂
Christina Strapp says
I’m lactose intolerant although my favorite thing is ice cream..lol. I would love to make a smoothie that isn’t lumpy.
Michael Lambert says
I don’t have any food intolerance, I can’t eat just about anything. My wife has been wanting one of these and she will make the recipes in it I’m sure. I can make some good mixed drinks though.
This looks amazing and I love that it’s doesn’t have milk in it. I have a slight lactose intolerance so I have to be careful sometimes.