Today has been a wonderful day! This morning, I was given the opportunity to film a spot for local news show that really raised awareness for Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance. It was so much fun! Let me back up a little…
My store, Rollin’ Oats Market & Cafe , is participating in a wonderful charity fundraiser for The Abilities Foundation , the 21st Annual Abilities Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. This event is a huge, black-tie affair with booths hosted by local 5 star restaurants, wine bars, and… a locally owned health food store, Rollin’ Oats! Each booth serves up samplings of appetizers, wines, & desserts that represent their company. Rollin’ Oats will be taking an entirely new and exciting approach and is serving up a variety of Gluten Free foods, wines, and beers! The theme of our booth really ties in with the mission of The Abilities Foundation, which provides programs for people with disabilities that help them find jobs, buy homes, and lead fairly “normal” lives. As many of you may know, a gluten free diet is most commonly used to treat Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance. However, it is also used to combat the symptoms of a variety of disabilities, ranging from Autism to Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I, along with the “media marketing mogul” for The Abilities Foundation, was interviewed about the event and about the interesting theme of our booth. I was able to share about about Celiac Disease, Rollin’ Oats, and my work on “Gluten Free Gidget”. It was a wonderful experience that I hope will educate a lot of people.
Now on to the food….
I already posted the GF Gidget household Valentine’s Day “Love Menu”. BUT….. I left something out. DESSERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t worry! I won’t hold out on you guys!
This year I created one of GF Guys favorite things, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream. His two favorites are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookies N’ Cream. I have already made a few variations of GF/DF Cookies N’ Cream (ie Cookies N’ Dream & Mint Cookies N’ Dream
), but had yet to tackle the Cookie Dough flavor.. until now…. I did cheat a little and use a cookie mix, but I didn’t want to spend our Valentines Day slaving away in the kitchen. So sue me! GF Guy loved it, and didn’t mind that I cheated. That’s what really counts. After all, it was a “Treat For My Sweet”.
GF/DF Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
PS- GF Guy took the photo. Don’t judge… just embrace it…
– 1 recipe Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
– 2 cans full fat Coconut Milk
– 2/3 cup Sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon Xanthum Gum
– 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Prepare Cookie Dough, roll into little balls, and freeze.
In a blender, combine remaining ingredients and chill about 45 minutes.
Pour chilled mixture into your ice cream maker and process about 20 minutes.
Add frozen Cookie Dough Balls and continue processing about 5 minutes.
Scoop Ice Cream into a glass, freezer safe container.
Allow to harden at 2-5 hours before eating.
What is your all time favorite ice cream flavor?
I like vanilla because it is so versatile! Just think of the endless mix-in possibilities!