Gluten and Lactose Free Ice Cream

Gluten and lactose free ice cream can be hard to find in the grocery store. Does that mean you have to go without? No way! Why not try making it yourself?

It is easy, and you will know that it is perfectly safe for you to eat if you have an intolerance to the normal varieties. Do leave out the nuts though, if you have an allergy to those.

Talking of variety, you can ring the changes and not be stuck with the same old flavor all the time! You could even add bite sized pieces of gluten free cookies to your batch, for a bit of extra crunch.

Read on to see how to make some of your own, as a summer treat...


  • 3 or 4 bananas
  • 1 cup fresh fruit mix
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries/peaches/other fruit of choice
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts or almonds
  • 1 tsp freshly grated orange rind
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of honey or agave syrup
  • 2 cups of rice, almond or soy milk

Method for lactose free ice cream

  1. Begin making your SAFE ice cream by adding all the ingredients to your food processor.
  2. Wizz until you are happy with the size of the pieces. I like them coarsely chopped, you may like them finer.
  3. Pour into a large bowl or tub, then freeze for 2 or 3 hours (depending on how fast your freezer works).
  4. Blend (do not chop unless you want the bits smaller) then freeze again.
  5. Repeat until you have blended at least three times. Freeze for the last time.

This pudding is outrageously yummy. (If you are not lactose intolerant, or watching your weight, you can substitute some or all of the rice, almond or soya milk with cream, but add it after you have chopped the other ingredients.)

I dipped the round bowl containing the ice cream into hot water, turned it over on a plate and sprinkled it with dried fruit and nuts to finish it off. Or you could use an ice cream scoop to serve it.

Beware, it is soft and creamy and melts quickly, but so delicious it will most likely be all gone before you need to return it to the freezer.

- - Lactose Free Ice Cream


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