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Food Allergies? Enjoy Frozen, Allergen-Free Desserts with an Ice Cream Maker!
If you're one of the 12 million Americans that suffer from food allergies, ot one of the 25.8 million Americans that are diagnosed with diabetes or other diet limiting disorders, it can be difficult to enjoy a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
It seems like every ice cream shop posts a warning about risks for food allergy sufferers at their locations. Not knowing whether your food is safe or not makes it extremely difficult to enjoy a tasty sundae or scoop of ice cream!
Fortunately, with a home ice cream maker, ice cream isn't a frozen dessert that you have to go without. An ice cream maker allows you to enjoy the freedom of eating your favorite frozen dessert without having to worry about cross-contamination risks.
Making homemade ice cream with one of these machines offers you complete control over what goes into your favorite cold dessert.
Who should use an ice cream maker?
An ice cream maker is perfect for any household, but it can be especially handy for those that suffer from the following disorders:
Food allergies - If you suffer from allergies to nuts, eggs, soy, wheat, or chemical additives, an ice cream maker is an ideal appliance for your kitchen. It allows you to enjoy peace of mind because you have complete control over the ingredients that are used to make your delicious, favorites.
Diabetes - Those that suffer from diabetes can easily make sugar-free or low-carb ice creams are with an ice cream maker. You're sure to enjoy the sugar-free versions of your favorite frozen treat!
Lactose intolerance - If you're allergic to milk, there are several tasty ways to use an ice cream maker. It's easy to make your favorite sorbets or a quart of soy ice cream.
Alternative ice cream recipes:
Here are a few great recipes for your try. These frozen dessert recipes are very easy to make, especially when you use a home ice cream maker. They're great for food allergy sufferers, people with diabetes or people that just want to eat healthier, while enjoying a tasty cold treat. Enjoy!
Decadent Chocolate Soy Ice Cream
4 egg yolks (or 1/2 cup egg beaters)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons dark cocoa
Whisk egg yolks, cornstarch and powdered sugar in a bowl. Heat the soy milk; slowly pour the hot soy milk into the mixture while continuing to beat the mixture. Add the vanilla extract and dark cocoa. Continue to gently heat the mixture until it thickens. Let the mixture cool in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Turn the ice cream maker on, pour the mixture into your home ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions for operating the machine.
Fresh Lemon Sorbet
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 - 1-1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped lemon zest
Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer without stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture cool completely. When cool, add the lemon juice and zest; stir to combine. Turn the ice cream maker on, pour the lemon mixture into to the unit and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons sugar substitute (such as Equal or Splenda)
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 eggs, well beaten
Combine milk and sugar replacement in a bowl and beat until sugar replacement is dissolved. Add whole milk and vanilla extract; beat well. Add eggs; beat well. Turn the ice cream maker on, pour the mixture into the unit and follow manufacturer's instructions for operating the ice cream maker.