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I scream – You scream

I scream.  You scream. We all scream for ice cream.

Well.. when you can’t have ice cream cones for fun anymore, then what’s the fun of ice cream at all then?Oh sure. You can have it in a dish, or on a plate. But portable food is way more fun. For anybody.

So, then, how to make a gluten free ice cream cone? Pizzelles. Make pizzelles and roll them up while they are still warm. *poof* fun food!

Pizzelles are a wafer cookie, sort of like a really flat waffle. Part cookie, part waffle. Just delicious. If you grew up with the anise flavored cookie, well good for you, but I really like the chocolate version. Especially for ice cream cones. Try one.

The ice cream at our house is “Purely Decadent”- dairy free, soy free, gluten free, egg-free, coconut milk ice cream.

Gluten-Free Ice Cream cones

  • 1/4 C Spectrum brand palm oil shortening/melted
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 3 eggs (substituted with a combination of flax gel, unflavored gelatin, and pear sauce)
  • 1 3/4 C GF flour mixture (brown rice – potato starch- tapioca starch- sweet rice)
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C hemp milk (or more)

Scoop some dough onto the plates of the pizzelle press (yes, you need a new appliance to make these).

Close the cover and lock it. Bake until done. Then quickly roll the cookie into a cone shape and let cool. gfcones-004Chocolate waffle “tacos” are fun too.

These were a huge hit with the people who hadn’t had an ice cream cone in 8 months. : )

ChocoKrispee bars

I love Rice Krispie bars with their marshmallow-buttery goodness. But those are out now. I need a replacement. These are good. Certainly not sugar free.. but better than nothing, and they are: Egg-Free, gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free, treenut-free, and corn-free yay!

ChocoKrispee Bars

  • 1/2 C tapioca syrup
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C Enjoy Life Chocolate chips (dairy free, gluten-free, egg-free soy-free)
  • 1/2 C MaraNatha Organic Peanut butter (soy free!)
  • 1 tsp GF vanilla
  • 2 1/2 – 3 C Koala Krisp cereal (chocolate GF rice Krispie)

Combine the syrup and brown sugar and heat until it boils. Add everything else. Stir well and spread in a pan. Easy. Peasy. Yummy.

The perfect cookie

There may be no such thing as a perfect cookie… but these come pretty close. Gluten free baking is difficult at best, and making them look like the orginals?? really not that easy.

I reduced the sugar in the recipe.. mostly because I forgot to put it in, the original recipe called for another 1/2 C of granulated sugar…but they turned out great! Less sugar is a good thing. The chocolate part is really good. Makes them *fancy*. Actually I like this version even better than the “full of gluten” ones. Go figure. AND they look just like the ones at Grandma’s house. Perfect.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 C creamy peanut butter (I used MaraNatha organic)
  • 1/2 C Spectrum shortening (palm oil)
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (replaced with 2 T flax meal and 4 T HOT water-let sit and then blended the daylights out of it with the stick blender to make it fluffy/frothy/more egg like.)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 C gluten free flour ( I used a mixture of mostly potato starch with some sorghum, rice flour and tapioca starch in there too)

Mix dough, roll one inch balls and place them on the baking sheet. Smoosh them slightly with a fork and criss-cross the design on the top. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until they start to brown. Let cool on the baking sheet of a couple of minutes before removing them to the cooling racks. This allows the cookie to stay together and not crumble when you touch them later.

To make them really *fancy*, melt some Enjoy Life chocolate chips and drizzle chocolate over the baked cookies.  I put a blob of melted chocolate in the middle of each cookie and just smooshed it across the top like frosting. Yum.