Better Becka: The Best Dairy Free and Gluten Free Ice Creams

When I was a little kid I had a severe dairy allergy. So severe I couldn't even take certain vitamins that might have lactose in the capsules without ending up...

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When I was a little kid I had a severe dairy allergy. So severe I couldn't even take certain vitamins that might have lactose in the capsules without ending up bent over in pain and needed to stay close to a bathroom for hours. As I hit my teenage years my dairy allergy seemed to become less and less severe to the point that as an adult I was able to eat things like cheese and ice cream without any stomach issues. 
However... it wasn't until I learned as an adult about the role of inflammation in the body, in my body specifically, when I was diagnosed with Hashimotos after having my son. As part of helping my body to live without symptoms, I had to make some big lifestyle changes. One of which was cutting out anything that caused inflammation in my body. That included any foods that I had allergies or sensitivities to. 

This might not sound like a big deal to you reading this blog. But to everyone who knew me in real life, being ice-cream obsessed was one of the hallmarks of my personality!
When my husband and I would travel to a new city, the first place he would look up was craft beer or coffee and I'd look up the best local ice cream shops. When we traveled through Italy I practically survived on gelato and pizza. I have considered myself an ice cream connoisseur. So having to cut it out was bad news only topped by the realization that dairy free ice cream SUCKED.
So... I did what any responsible ice cream loving adult would do. And I lived in denial about it.
FOR YEARS.

In fact, it was not until this year, 2020, that I actually cut dairy out and stopped eating cheese and ice cream for good. And if you've been following my wellness and weightloss journey on @betterbecka you know that I had results like I've never had before this year. My health and my body TRANSFORMED.

So I guess the nutritionists knew what they were talking about all those years back. Ha!

This year, my husband decided to cut back on dairy too and we took it upon ourselves to taste test practically ever dairy free ice cream option we could get our hands on. Most of them sucked. A few were okay. And then we finally stumbled upon some that were SO GOOD we actually preferred them to some of our old favorites. And, in case anyone out there is struggling with finding a good non-dairy replacement to their beloved treat like I was, I thought I'd share with you our top dairy free AND GLUTEN FREE ice cream favorites... 

Revolution Gelato
French Press Coffee
Orange Cream

Excerpted from:
http://www.betterbecka.com/2020/10/the-best-dairy-free-and-gluten-free-ice.html
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