|Ahh...remember those days.|
But alas, cones are a no-no on a gluten-free diet. There is as much gluten as there is sugar in a typical cone recipe. As if mocking me, there are displays of cones near the ice cream section at local grocery stores. If only there was a gluten-free ice cream cone. If companies can make GF cookies or bread, then by all means they can create a simple ice cream cone, for goodness sakes!
And they have. As I explored the internet I found two companies who specialized in manufacturing GF cones. Goldbaums, a Brooklyn, NY based company provides six different selections of cones, from classic sugar cone to unique chocolate cones. Their cones are slightly sweet with a durable base to the last lick. I personally favor the waffle bowl. How can you not like a bowl you can eat at the end?
And more locally,there is the natural, vegan Let's Do®...Gluten Free Ice Cream Cones, found at my Scottsdale Whole Foods, which I recently purchased because I was out of the NY kind. (Another reason why I want to live in NY).
When I first opened up the box of sugar cones, I heavily scooped my ice cream on the rice-based cone and savored every lick until I reached the cone. In silence a crunched into the crispy cone and entered into a moment of the dog days of summer in my childhood (before I found out the ill-fated gluten intolerance).
Okay, it might have a subtle aftertaste that reminds me it's gluten-free, but eating ice cream cones is more of a nostalgic feeling than an actual hunger suppression. And just that moment, that single moment, I was in a peaceful world uninterrupted by food allergies and strict limitations.
Which company would I chose? Since Let's Do®...Gluten Free Ice Cream Cones is as easy as shopping for my Almond Ice Dream Pralines and Cream at Whole Foods, I choose theirs. And plus the company has fun sprinkles to decorate my already delicious dessert. Why not go all the way, right?