Daily Archives: August 27, 2009

Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free August: Chill Out


This month’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free Challenge is hosted by the lovely Kim Hopkins aka The Food Allergy Coach and she chose the theme “Chill Out.” I was a bit uncertain as to what I wanted to make given that I’ve made lots of salads already and don’t have either a blender or an ice cream maker to easily make homemade ice cream, so I procrastinated until today. Fortunately, today was quite warm, so that was inspiration enough to make something cold!

So what did I decide to make? A gluten and dairy free parfait – I got the idea while looking through the “frozen desserts” section of the Joy of Cooking.

Gluten and Dairy Free Fruity Parfait

Note: You could make the ice cream/sorbet yourself if you have the appropriate equipment. I used So Delicious Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Ice Cream and Natural Choice Mango Sorbet bought from my local health food store.

Dairy Free Ice Cream/Sorbet in at least two different flavours
Blueberries, washed
Strawberries, chopped and soaked in lemoncello (or your favourite liqueur)
Raw Cashews, chopped

  1. In chilled wine glasses (or a parfait glass if you happen to own some) layer the ingredients like so:
  • 1 scoop coconut ice cream
  • Handful of blueberries
  • 2 scoops of mango sorbet
  • Handful of chopped cashews
  • 2 scoops of coconut ice cream
  • Handful of strawberries

If not eating right away, put in freezer until ready to consume, up to 2 hours.



If you’d like, you could use any other fruit, other ice creams, other nuts and/or other sauces like chocolate, caramel, etc.


Don’t forget that my giveaway for a copy of the Joy of Cooking ends this Sunday!


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