Thursday, 30 August 2012

Reasons to Eat Non Dairy Ice Cream

1. Having An Allergy or Intolerance:
Dairy allergies are one of the most common food allergies people have, effects ranging from discomfort, to anaphylactic shock. I unfortunately suffer from anaphylaxis if I eat most types of dairy products. So if you fall into this category of allergies or intolerance then eating non dairy ice cream is a great alternative to discomfort or even a trip to the hospital. 

2. Being Vegan:
More and more people are becoming vegan. If you are someone who chooses to not eat (or use) any animal byproducts but LOVE ice cream than eating non dairy ice cream is the way to go! Come on, who wouldn't like a nice lemon lime sorbet?!

3. Living a healthier lifestyle:
There are some disadvantages people have found with consuming dairy. One disadvantage are the contaminants that could be found in diary products such as pesticides and synthetic hormones that can be harmful to the body over time. Another disadvantage is that dairy products are very high in fat and cholesterol.

4. Trying Something New:
You don't really need a reason to try non dairy ice cream at the end of the day though! Even if you don't necessarily fit into any of these categories but you want to try something new and tasty and that is a perfect reason to try non dairy ice cream!

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A Non Dairy Ice Cream Life

Food can always make me happy on a rainy day, whether it's a nice platter of sushi or a big bowl of ice cream, I'm all smiles. My food world was crushed when I was about 14 when I started to develop several severe food allergies. Everything from peaches, to almonds and even dairy would send me to the emergency room.

Since then I have been living an almost fruit and dairy free life. When grocery shopping I would stand in front of the ice cream freezers and stare at some of my favourite ice creams; mint chocolate chip, pralines and cream, cookie dough and chocolate, and think "poor me...I'll never be able to eat ice cream again"   

It has been a long road figuring out what I can eat and finding alternatives, but in the past couple of years a miracle happened!! I have been able to enjoy some of the most delicious ice cream! Non diary ice cream that I've made in the comfort of my own home!

I've made oreo ice cream, ginger honey sorbet, grape fruit sorbet, and many more.
I have started this blog to share these recipes with whoever is craving a good bowl of ice cream.
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