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Easy Gluten Free Ice Cream Recipes

Easy Gluten Free Ice Cream Recipes

Since we’ve been all about the easy gluten free ice cream recipe so far this summer, what could be better than all of your options—all in one clickable place? Oh how I love a place for everything and everything in its place. Nearly all of these recipes come together without any single-use kitchen equipment (only 1 recipe calls for an ice cream machine, and that one is partner to another recipe for gluten free ice cream cones that is made without a fancy waffle iron or anything, so it evens out).

As always, I love you for visiting me every day and spending your hard-earned money on my cookbooks. Next week, I would love to introduce you to my new gluten free bread book, and answer any questions you may have about it. *And I hate to interrupt the fun. But I must speak directly to the blogger who is copying every single one of my ice cream posts, word for word text recipe and all, onto her blog, and ignoring my requests to stop. If you’re planning to violate copyright laws by copying this blog post, too, please reconsider. Do the right thing. Now, back to the fun!

*Edited to Add: That “blogger” seems to have taken her whole site down. Yay! Thank you, Donia, for the heads up. :)

[If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know the drill with the clickable collage, but just in case—hover over each photo for the recipe title, then click the picture to open a new window with that post and the entire recipe][pinit]Gluten Free Ice Cream Recipes


Here’s a 10¢ tour of these easy recipes for gluten free ice cream (remember – the links are all above):

3-Ingredient No Machine Roasted Strawberry Gluten Free Ice Cream: This is my personal favorite ice cream. It’s smooth and creamy, and not icy at all like we’ve come to expect from ice cream blended with fruit. The secret’s in roasting the strawberries until even their juice is a natural strawberry syrup, and then blending it all right in.

No Machine Gluten Free Ice Cream Cake: This is a recipe for vanilla semifreddo. It has a custard base, and doesn’t freeze completely solid (semi-freddo – get it?) so it makes a lovely ice cream cake that slices beautifully and is smooth and creamy. And because of the egg yolks in the custard base, it doesn’t need as much sugar to stay smooth. Bonus!

3-Ingredient No Machine Vanilla Gluten Free Ice Cream: The gluten free ice cream recipe that started it all. Just 3 ingredients and no special one-trick-pony kitchen appliance are all it takes for this decadent vanilla ice cream.

No Machine Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse Ice Cream : More than just an easy no-machine chocolate ice cream, this recipe has real melted chocolate all up in there so it’s like a cross between chocolate ice cream and chocolate mousse. One scoop is all it takes to satisfy even the biggest dessert-lover (a.k.a. my oldest child).

Gluten Free Maple Vanilla Ice Cream: This one uses an ice cream maker, but it’s worth the bother. Even though it may look like it’s just another vanilla ice cream, the maple flavor will knock your summer socks right off. Which is a good thing, since it’s hard to wear flip flops when you’re wearing socks.

Edible Gluten Free Ice Cream Bowls: No, it’s not exactly a recipe for ice cream, but you do need something to hold the ice cream while you eat it, right? You may as well make it edible. No waste!




P.S. For over 100 easy gluten-free recipes, and to support the blog that supports you, please pick up your copy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Quick & Easy! Thank you and I love you, truly.

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  • Anneke

    Hmmmm . . . does said blogger not realize that you are a lawyer? Some people are unkind and obnoxious, and I hope said blogger gets a life very soon. You spend so much time doing wonderful things for so many, no one else should be taking credit for that! As for the ice cream, I may have to convince the family to make some to go along with my birthday cake tonight!
    Lot of love to you for all you do!

    • JoAnn C.

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Haven’t seen you here for a while. I hope all is well and you enjoy your birthday. And if your family won’t make you ice cream, I’ll bring you some of the chocolate and cherry flavors I made just yesterday.
      JoAnn C.

      • Anneke

        JoAnn! Lovely to see you, and thanks for the birthday wishes! I haven’t had a working kitchen for three months, so I wasn’t full of good cheer about cooking, that is for sure. It is all in working order now, so you will see more of me. Chocolate and cherry sounds fabulous, come on over whenever you want!

        • JoAnn C.

          So glad you’re back; you’ve been missed.

    • Hey hey stranger! So glad you have a kitchen again (boy that must have been painful, but I’m sure it’s worth it all now), and Happy Happy Birthday to you, Anneke! Ice cream and cake! Glad to have you back – clearly, you’ve been missed by all!
      xoxo xo Nicole

  • Jennifer Sasse

    What the heck? Who would do something so horrid. You work really hard on all of these recipes. I guess some people are shameless which is really unfortunate & sad. Thankfully and hopefully they are gone forever!

    Can I say how EXCITED I am about next week!!!! I’m on the edge of my seat for this discussion! Cannot wait two whole days – but I’ll try to occupy myself until then. Thanks for all you do!

    • Thanks, Jennifer! Sometimes, the person stealing content is somewhat unawares, and responds quickly and positively. More often, there is either no response or a nasty one. Often, I keep quiet since it isn’t worth it, but stealing entire blog posts can get me penalized by google for what it perceives as duplicate content. That’s why I decided to call her out in this post, one I knew she was almost certain to “scrape.”
      Thank you so much for your enthusiasm about the bread book, Jennifer! I can’t wait for you to meet it. :)
      xoxo Nicole

  • MarlaB

    Dear Nicole: Thank you so much for these ice cream recipes! I am thrilled that I don’t need an ice cream maker. I’ve avoided buying one for three reasons: the cost; no room for more appliances; no freezer space. We love our ice cream and I can’t wait to try these!

    BTW, I love your books. Your recipes are wonderful. I have both of your books (I was on the waiting list for the second one) and I tell anyone who is going gluten free that if they need cookbooks, yours are the ones to get! When I went gluten free a few years ago, I found that most of the recipes were horrid. I became a “kitchen chemist” myself and began devising my own recipes. Because of this, I know how hard you work to create recipes that are easy and taste like “real” food and I appreciate being able to bake without hours and months of experimentation.

    Thanks for all the great recipes you share in your blog as well!

    • Hi, Marla,
      Thank you so much for the kind words – and your support of the books! Yes, it is a lot of trial and error, and a lot of learning to devise successful, replicable gluten free recipes, but since it’s what I do all day, it’s actually more a pleasure than a chore! (although when something has, indeed, failed 3 and 4 times before I achieve success, I can be rather sullen about the whole affair). Hope you enjoy the easy no machine ice cream recipes!
      xoxo Nicole

  • karen

    I would file charges against any coward who cannot come up with their own blog material. you do such a great job, Nicole thank you for all of your hard work

    • Thanks, Karen! Honestly, although it is indisputably a copyright violation to copy an entire blog post, it is next to impossible to stop people from doing it. There are some ways, but most of them are simply not worth the effort. It happens all.the.time, though. So so frustrating! Thank you for the kind words. :)
      xoxo Nicole

      • karen

        I’m so sorry it happened to you! Makes me furious that people cannot have their own original thoughts

  • hookem53

    I am sure that ice cream that does not require a freezer is great, but making homemade ice cream with an electric freezer is not difficult either. Just saying… And the recipe where you heat the milk, add sugar, salt, half and half, evap milk, vanilla, and cream is wonderful and gluten free.

    • I’m not sure how one would go about making ice cream without a freezer, but if you’re able to do that, more power to you!

  • Linda F.

    Nicole, have you tried making dairy free ice cream?

    • Yes, I have, Linda. It is quite easy to make with an ice cream maker, but I am still working on making it with something approaching my easy 1-2-3 method that I have been using for most of the ice creams I have been making lately. It has a much greater tendency to get icy, and I’d rather just use an ice cream maker than babysit it while it freezes, continually mixing it so it doesn’t form ice crystals. Stay tuned, though.

      • Linda F.

        I will wait patiently! Can’t wait for the Bread Book! I am sure it will be as wonderful as the other two!! Hopefully I can be patient!

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