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The Very Best Gluten Free Tortillas

The Very Best Gluten Free Tortillas

If you love tortillas but can’t always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They’re so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

Why I’m reviewing gluten free tortillas brands

After reviewing brands of gluten free bread and later brands of gluten free pasta, I asked those of you on my email list what I should review next—and for some of your favorite brands. Many, many of you responded and the general consensus was to review packaged gluten free tortillas.

My goal in all of these product reviews is plain and simple: to help you spend your hard-earned money wisely. Reviews on sites like amazon.com are great, but it’s often hard to judge the perspective of the reviewer—especially when it comes to gluten free products.

This is my list of the best gluten free tortillas brands from my experience, and your recommendations (which I then purchased and experienced, so thank you!). If you have something else on your best-of list, please let us know in the comments below! Please also share details like where you purchase your favorites, and about how much you pay for them. Let’s help each other!

Who is this list for?

I find that online reviews of gluten free packaged products are often written from the perspective of “good, for gluten free.” They’re not comparing the product to its conventional counterpart, but rather to previous experiences with gluten free products.

This list is for anyone who eats gluten free and wants to avoid wasting money on products that aren’t simply good, for gluten free (and of course products that are downright awful). Since I live and work in New York, in the U.S., the product availability that I discuss is from that perspective. If you live in a different part of this country or a different part of the world, please comment below and tell us your favorite brand(s) of gluten free tortillas, and where you are able to purchase them for a reasonable price.

I purchased all of these tortillas (and the other fails, not listed) with my own money. Nothing in this post is sponsored, these reviews are honest and forthright (not that you can’t do a sponsored post and still be truthful, of course).

All of the products listed are gluten free, dairy free and egg free. Some contain soy, and one contains almonds. Two are Paleo, which means that they’re also gluten free, dairy free and soy free by definition. One is kind of strange, but it’s truly my favorite and I hope you’ll consider giving it a try. You’ll know it when you see it!

What isn’t included on the list?

There were a few brands of tortillas that I purchased after reading very good online reviews, served to my children for taste-testing purposes and even ate multiple times myself. And they were absolutely awful. I just could not recommend them at all.

Those brands were mostly of the alternative variety, include Mikey’s Paleo tortillas, Nuco Paleo coconut wraps, Wrawp organic veggie wraps. I will eat nearly anything, and I literally could not choke these down. All three of these brands smelled strange, and one (Nuco) had a very disturbing aftertaste that burned our mouths.

Food For Life brand brown rice wraps aren’t included in this list because they’re absolutely fine, but the Trader Joe’s brown rice tortillas seem to be largely the same–and for a lower price. Both are kind of an old-school gluten free tortilla/wrap since they’re relatively stiff and chewy, but serviceable.

I also didn’t include Udi’s gluten free flour tortillas. I tried them years ago and they were terrible. I was going to give them another try, but can’t find them anywhere. I wonder if they were discontinued?

Mission Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

Overall, these Mission brand are the best gluten free tortillas and my overall favorite for a number of reasons. They’re relatively well-priced (usually less than $1 each), are very flexible, widely available and have a mostly neutral flavor.

They do taste like potato (it could be the “potato extract” so they might want to cut that out if possible), so my youngest child does not care for these tortillas. But all three of my children are snobbish about packaged foods. They’d prefer that I make my own gluten free tortillas every. single. time.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of package: 10.5 ounces (6 tortillas)
  • Price you should expect to pay: About $5
  • Fresh or frozen: Fresh
  • Availability: Very good. My local grocery store (Stop & Shop), Target stores, Walmart stores
  • Other common allergens: soy
  • Ingredients: tortilla blend (modified food starch, rice flour, tapioca starch, potato extract, cellulose gum, guar gum, xanthan gum, dextrose, soybean flour, potato starch, salt, rice starch, corn dextrin, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids), water, vegetable shortening (interesterified and hydrogenated soybean oils), pea protein, resistant corn starch, contains 2% or less of: sugar, inulin, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monoglycerides, fumaric acid, enzymes, and calcium propionate, sorbic acid and citric acid (to maintain freshness)
  • Shelf life/storage: The package recommends refrigerating after opening, and the package has a stamped freshness date. They’re not refrigerated in store. I refrigerate them immediately and find that they are still good at least a few days after the freshness date.

Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery Plain Tortillas

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

Rudi’s gluten free flour tortillas are really good and don’t have that potato taste like Mission. They’re a bit more expensive than the Mission brand, though. Plus they’re harder to find, and only seem to be available frozen.

They keep for quite a while as frozen, though, are flexible and taste very neutral. They probably have the most conventional flour tortilla taste of all of the brands on this list.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of package: 9 ounces (8 tortillas)
  • Price you should expect to pay: about $6.00
  • Fresh or frozen: Frozen
  • Availability: Fair. My local grocery store (Stop & Shop), my local natural foods store. They used to be more widely available.
  • Other common allergens: none
  • Ingredients: whole grain flours (sorghum, brown rice, millet, amaranth, quinoa, teff), corn starch, tapioca flour, rice flour, water, canola oil, xanthan gum, cane sugar, organic maltodextrin and organic cultured dextrose, organic apple cider vinegar, guar gum, sea salt, baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch), malic acid, yeast
  • Shelf life/storage: The package recommends storing the tortillas in the freezer or refrigerator, and indicates that the package can be stored on the counter for up to 10 days. The package does have a freshness date, though, so I’m not sure if that 10-day rule is always applicable.

BFree Quinoa and Chia Wraps

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

I first tried BFree products when you recommended that I try their packaged gluten free bread. As a general rule, I don’t care for products with psyllium husk as an ingredient (and I never bake with it; I’ve tried and I just don’t care for the mouthfeel it creates), but BFree uses it more effectively than others.

These wraps are soft and chewy, very flexible and are generously sized. They don’t taste strange to me at all, but the quinoa and chia formulation won’t appeal to everyone as it’s very “natural” seeming.

The problem with BFree is their availability. The only viable source for me is Glutenfreemall.com, and they recommend freezer-safe shipping when ordering frozen products, especially in the warmer months. That increases the shipping cost and pressures you to purchase other products at the same time for economies of scale.

That lack of availability means that I wasn’t willing to purchase their “plain” wraps, as I could only find those in a large quantity on Amazon.com for a really awful price. I wasn’t willing to commit to that, and I think most people would feel the same.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of package: 8.89 ounces (6 wraps)
  • Price you should expect to pay: $6.69
  • Fresh or frozen: Frozen
  • Availability: Poor. I ordered this product from Glutenfreemall.com and had to pay pretty expensive shipping to keep the package frozen in transit. They’re sold by other online retailers like Amazon.com, but only in large, expensive packs.
  • Other common allergens: none
  • Ingredients: water, mixed wholegrain flours (sorghum flour, rice flour, corn flour, millet flour, teff flour, quinoa flour, amaranth flour, tapioca starch, corn starch), potato flour, pea protein, flaxseeds, xanthan gum, cellulose, teff seeds, canola oil, red quinoa seeds, chia seeds, inulin, guar gum, salt, sourdough (fermented quinoa, corn and rice flour), psyllium husk, citric acid (mold inhibitor), yeast, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate, malic acid (mold inhibitor), tartaric acid (mold inhibitor), ascorbic acid.
  • Shelf life/storage: The package recommends freezing and using within 28 days of defrosting.

Flatout Flatbread Gluten Free Wraps

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

The Flatout people are kind of famous for their low-calorie wraps. According to their website, their gluten free wraps are valued at 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints each. I think that’s higher than the “regular” wraps. Of course!

I had been on the hunt for these babies the moment I saw a few gluten free bloggers starting to review them online, without any luck. You couldn’t even seem to purchase them online, even from the manufacturer. Why would you have a marketing campaign if your product isn’t readily available to consumers?

When I finally found these wraps, anticipation was high. They really didn’t disappoint. They have a great flavor that’s mostly neutral but not invisible, aren’t too chewy and taste completely “normal.” My oldest selected them as her favorite, and she eats the most gluten-containing food outside the house so she’s a good judge.

The package insists that you heat them before rolling, but even if you defrost them and don’t heat them first, they do still roll. One side of the wrap will flake a bit, but that’s an Achilles heel of store-bought tortillas in general.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of package: 9 ounces (5 flatbreads)
  • Price you should expect to pay: $3.59
  • Fresh or frozen: Fresh or frozen
  • Availability: Poor. For a short time, I was able to find these wraps in various grocery stores. Now, I can only seem to find them online at Netrition. They seem to be out of stock online elsewhere, or simply not available.
  • Other common allergens: soy
  • Ingredients: brown rice flour, fine white rice flour, whole oat flour, tapioca starch, sweet rice flour, potato flour, potato starch, water, oat fiber, maltodextrin, apple cider vinegar, modified corn starch, non-GMO canola oil, Contains 2% or less of: dried cane syrup, honey, soy flour, salt, guar gum, cellulose gum, xanthan gum, baking soda, monoglycerides, calcium sulfate, preservatives (sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, propionic acid, phosphoric acid), enzymes.
  • Shelf life/storage: The package recommends storing in the freezer, then microwaving for 25 seconds before rolling. I find that they last a long time in the freezer.

Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Gluten Free Tortillas

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

These brown rice tortillas are not great, but they’re still worth a spot on the list. They’re relatively thick and don’t roll without splitting at all. They sort of taste like “health food,” but they still have a good, hearty chew and flavor.

My children don’t love these tortillas, but it’s good to know that you can grab a package at Trader Joe’s in a pinch. If I melted a bunch of cheese inside, they’d eat them. They’re also less expensive than and very similar to the Food For Life brown rice tortillas, which are frozen and more costly.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of package: 12 ounces (6 tortillas)
  • Price you should expect to pay: $3.49
  • Fresh or frozen: Fresh
  • Availability: Trader Joe’s stores
  • Other common allergens: none
  • Ingredients: brown rice flour, filtered water, tapioca flour, safflower oil, rice bran, vegetable gum (xanthan, cellulose), sea salt
  • Shelf life/storage: The package recommends refrigerating for extended shelf life. I find that the dates aren’t great, and the tortillas do go bad beyond the date on the package.

Siete Almond Flour Tortillas

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

We’ve arrived at the Paleo portion of our list. This brand, Siete, and the following brand are actually really good Paleo tortillas. Siete is expensive and doesn’t seem to have a ton of market penetration. But a number of you recommended them to me, which is great because that means that you can find them—and of course, that you like them.

I’ve been buying both the almond flour variety and the cassava and coconut flour variety of the Siete wraps for a while now, and I really prefer the almond flour variety. It tastes like almonds, but not in an overpowering way, and they’re super thin and flexible.

I think the cassava flour tortillas would be much better if they were made from a blend of cassava/coconut flours and almond flour. I assume they don’t do that because they want to have a nut-free variety for people who can’t or won’t eat nuts. Pretty smart!

Here are the other details:

  • Size of package: 7 ounces (8 tortillas)
  • Price you should expect to pay: about $8
  • Fresh or frozen: Fresh (refrigerated)
  • Availability: Fair. Whole Foods carries this brand in their refrigerated section. The only availability online seems to be way overpriced
  • Other common allergens: almonds
  • Ingredients: almond flour, tapioca flour, water, sea salt, xanthan gum
    (Cassava and coconut ingredients: cassava flour, water, coconut flour, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, xanthan gum)
  • Shelf life/storage: The package recommends keeping the product refrigerated or frozen. There is a freshness date on the package, but I find that they’re fine at least a week if not more past the freshness date if unopened.

The Real Coconut: Coconut Flour Tortillas

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

As I mentioned earlier, some of the Paleo tortillas that I tried (based upon really good online reviews!) were nearly inedible. “The Real Coconut” brand coconut flour tortillas are excellent. They do taste like coconut, so if you don’t care for coconut at all, you’ll want to avoid these.

But somehow this brand is able to do with a tortilla what Siete (and the other brands) haven’t done: make a flexible, good-tasting wrap out of coconut flour. The price is actually quite good but is likely higher if you buy it at Whole Foods since, well, it’s Whole Foods.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of package: 7.6 ounces (12 tortillas)
  • Price you should expect to pay: $4.99
  • Fresh or frozen: Frozen
  • Availability: Fair. Amazon.com doesn’t carry these tortillas, but Netrition.com does and I’ve found them in Whole Foods markets
  • Ingredients: coconut flour, cassava starch, water, contains 2% or less of: sea salt, coconut oil, xanthan gum
  • Shelf life/storage: The package recommends keeping the tortillas refrigerated, and says they’re suitable for freezing.

NewGem Foods All Natural Wraps

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list!

Okay, these NewGem wraps are SO WEIRD. But I absolutely love them. They are not a typical wrap or tortilla (obviously). They’re sort of like a vegetable-based fruit roll up but in a really good way.

They’re flexible to roll and contain any savory fillings you like. The descriptive words that I want to use (chewy texture, for example) don’t sell these wraps, I realize. How can I convince you to give them a try?

The tomato variety is my favorite, but I also love the carrot variety. The carrot one has zero WeightWatchers SmartPoints (!), and the tomato one has 1 SmartPoint. If you hate them, I’m sorry! But I adore them.

Here are the other details:

  • Size of package: 2.2 ounces (6 wraps)
  • Price you should expect to pay: between $7 and $8
  • Fresh or frozen: Fresh (shelf-stable)
  • Availability: Fair. I purchase these on Amazon.com in 4 packs of 2 tomato, 2 carrot.
  • Other common allergens: soy
  • Ingredients: tomato paste (tomatoes), apples, organic palm wax, vegetable glycerin, soy protein isolate, powdered cellulose, fruit pectin, chipotle pepper sauce (red jalapeño peppers, vinegar, salt, onion powder), filtered water
  • Shelf life/storage: There’s a freshness date, but it’s nearly a year in the future. The product does not need any refrigeration.

Now it’s your turn!

What are your favorite packaged gluten free tortillas and wraps? And if you’d like me to review another category of packaged GF products, please don’t hold back. Let me know in the comments!

If you love tortillas but can't always make your own, here are 8 of the very best gluten free tortillas brands to try. They're so versatile, and there are even some amazing Paleo-style wraps on the list! #glutenfree #gf #tortillas #gftortillas #gfwraps #productreview

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Edible Cookie Dough Recipe With Oats

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe With Oats

Just for eating, not baking, this eggless edible cookie dough recipe is made with oats for a safe, delicious treat—all without turning on the oven. Have your dough and eat it too!

Just for eating, not baking, this eggless edible cookie dough recipe is made with oats for a safe, delicious treat—all without turning on the oven. Have your dough and eat it too!

Why you don’t need eggs.

Whenever anyone thinks about eating cookie dough that’s meant for baking, the first thing we think of is that eating raw, unpasteurized eggs is dangerous. And it can be, for sure.

Eggs and egg yolks, especially, are really important to a classic chocolate chip cookie, for sure. But when you sneak a bite of raw cookie dough, you’re not in it for the egg. Raw eggs don’t have any sort of classic cookie taste.

When cookie dough is raw, it just needs some extra moisture to hold it together. That’s easy peasy to do with some added milk. A different balance of ingredients in general also helps.

Just for eating, not baking, this eggless edible cookie dough recipe is made with oats for a safe, delicious treat—all without turning on the oven. Have your dough and eat it too!

Why you don’t need an “all purpose” flour.

The other potential danger ☠ in eating raw cookie dough is that raw flour can also be contaminated with salmonella or other food-borne bacteria. That’s true whether you’re using conventional wheat-based all purpose flour or all purpose gluten free flour.

But good news, because flour doesn’t flavor the cookie dough, so who needs it? You do need something to add bulk, though. Oat flour is a natural replacement, since it adds bulk and some texture, but isn’t at all dangerous to eat raw. That’s why we can eat overnight oats without worry.

Oh, and I never buy oat flour. It’s too expensive and for no good reason. I buy certified gluten free oats and grind them into a flour in a blender or food processor. It takes only moments, and it works just as well since any recipe in which I’m using oat flour, I want some “chew” from the oats. I don’t need a superfine flour.

We talk about ingredients and substitutions in depth below. But if you’re gluten free and also can’t tolerate oats or don’t want to eat them even when they’re certified gluten free, you can replace oats in any sort of baking. The oats do lend the perfect texture to this recipe, but I think that quinoa flakes would be a perfectly good substitute.

Just for eating, not baking, this eggless edible cookie dough recipe is made with oats for a safe, delicious treat—all without turning on the oven. Have your dough and eat it too!

You can’t bake it, but you can bite it

I have many, many recipes for gluten free chocolate chip cookies on this blog. If you’d like to make, shape and bake cookie dough into actual cookies, I encourage that sort of behavior!

But this cookie dough is definitely not designed to be baked. Most other recipes I’ve seen for edible cookie dough are softer and made to be eaten with a spoon. This one is written to be divided into individual bites.

Just for eating, not baking, this eggless edible cookie dough recipe is made with oats for a safe, delicious treat—all without turning on the oven. Have your dough and eat it too!

I find the idea of eating an entire dish of cookie dough by the spoonful to be, well, kind of overwhelming. Making the dough into bite-sized truffles has a few benefits.

First, it doesn’t feel too indulgent. Indulgent is good; too indulgent is bad. Second, you can add these chewy bites of cookie dough heaven to anything else you like, including some homemade vanilla ice cream.

Just for eating, not baking, this eggless edible cookie dough recipe is made with oats for a safe, delicious treat—all without turning on the oven. Have your dough and eat it too!

Ingredients and substitutions

Dairy-free: The only ingredient in this edible cookie dough recipe that necessarily has dairy is the butter. It’s easy to find dairy-free chocolate chip cookies (I like Enjoy Life brand).

Plus, when you use a butter substitute, I find that you don’t really need to add milk to help the dough come together. If you find that you do, just use any nondairy milk you like.

I’m happy to report that I’ve successfully made this recipe with a number of different vegan butter-style substitutions. My favorite butter replacement in this recipe is half nonhydrogenated shortening (Spectrum brand is my favorite), half Earth Balance buttery sticks.

I’ve also made the recipe successfully using Melt brand VeganButter substitute. In either case, though, reduce the added salt in the recipe from 1/4 teaspoon to 1/8 teaspoon. Those vegan butter substitutes tend to be quite salty.

Oat-free: In this recipe, I’d replace the oat flour with quinoa or buckwheat flakes. Just grind the flakes even finer in a blender or food processor to ensure that there aren’t any big pieces. And of course, if you’d prefer, you can use my original edible cookie dough recipe, made with almond flour.

Sugar-free: You really do need a brown sugar-type flavor for this recipe to taste like, well, cookies or cookie dough. I’d try replacing both sugars with Swerve brand’s sugar substitute for each. You’ll almost certainly need more added milk, as those replacement sugars tend to be drying.

Just for eating, not baking, this eggless edible cookie dough recipe is made with oats for a safe, delicious treat—all without turning on the oven. Have your dough and eat it too! #cookiedough #cookiedo #glutenfree #gf #nutfree

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Prep time: Cook time: Yield: 20 cookie dough bites

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups (180 g) (certified gluten free) oat flour

1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar

1/3 cup (73 g) packed light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

6 tablespoons (84 g) unsalted butter, at soft room temperature

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 to 3 teaspoons milk (any kind)

Directions

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet and set it aside. In a large bowl, place the oat flour, granulated sugar, light brown sugar and salt, and mix to combine well, breaking up any lumps in the brown sugar. Add the butter and vanilla, and mix to combine, pressing the back of the mixing spoon down into the mixture to help distribute the butter. The mixture will seem crumbly. Add the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed throughout. Add milk by the teaspoonful, mixing to combine after each addition, until the dough holds together when squeezed tightly in the palm of your hand.

  • Scoop the dough (I used a #50 ice cream scoop) onto the prepared baking sheet. Roll each piece into a round and replace on the baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for an hour or in the freezer for about 20 minutes or until mostly firm. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer. The cookie dough will not freeze solid. Serve chilled.

Love,
Nicole

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

This rich, creamy strawberry ice cream recipe is made without eggs and without an ice cream maker, and with just 3 simple everyday ingredients. If you’ve ever thought you could make better strawberry ice cream than the icy stuff you can buy, this recipe is for you!

This rich, creamy strawberry ice cream recipe is made without eggs and without an ice cream maker, and with just 3 simple everyday ingredients.

For the love of strawberries and cream

Have you ever eaten Neapolitan ice cream & just left most of the strawberry ice cream behind to wither, even though you love strawberries? Even commercially prepared strawberry ice cream is so often icy and lacking in nearly any flavor, even though it’s suspiciously bright pink.

This recipe is super simple, made of strawberries, cream and sugar requires absolutely no special equipment (a simple handheld mixer to whip the cream will do) and will ruin you for anything less, forever more.

This rich, creamy strawberry ice cream recipe is made without eggs and without an ice cream maker, and with just 3 simple everyday ingredients like these perfect strawberries.

Why does ice cream get icy?

Ice cream gets icy for a couple simple reasons. Too much moisture in the mixture can mean large ice crystals in your cream. That’s often the case with strawberry ice cream since strawberries have a high water content.

If there’s too little sugar or too little fat in your ice cream, without any additions that keep the mixture from freezing solid, your ice cream could also be in trouble.

One way to keep your ice cream from getting overly icy is to make it in an ice cream machine that freezes the mixture quickly. The faster the ice cream is frozen as it’s spinning, the smaller the ice crystals will be and the creamier the result.

This rich, creamy strawberry ice cream recipe is made without eggs and without an ice cream maker, and with just 3 simple everyday ingredients. Roasted and pureed strawberries make it perfect.

How to make strawberry ice cream without a machine

What if you love my 3-ingredient homemade vanilla ice cream, no ice cream machine required, and want to make a strawberry version? You can do it, but you’ll need to concentrate those strawberries.

I roasted the strawberries to concentrate their flavor and turn their juice into a syrup. That way, the strawberries have much less moisture to turn into ice crystals, and the strawberry flavor is super intense.

Rather than waiting for the berries to release their moisture on their own, we roast them for 20 minutes, and then break them open with the back of a spoon before roasting for 10 more minutes. The liquid mostly evaporates and what’s left behind is pure strawberry goodness.

The roasted berries are then pureed with a bit of the sweetened condensed milk called for in the total recipe. Thick, sweet, intense strawberry flavor is our handsome reward.

This rich, creamy strawberry ice cream recipe is made without eggs and without an ice cream maker, and with just 3 simple everyday ingredients.

I do often roast 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, rather than just the 1 pound called for in the recipe. Then, I puree half of the roasted berries with a bit of granulated sugar and reserve it to serve on top of each scoop. As long as you’re roasting berries, you may as well make the most of it!

The rest of the story goes a lot like we have come to expect from this no-machine ice-cream method. Whip some heavy cream, fold in the strawberry sweetened condensed milk, and freeze until firm. Scoop this perfectly smooth and creamy ice cream right out of the freezer. Stay cool, and enjoy!

This rich, creamy strawberry ice cream recipe is made without eggs and without an ice cream maker, and with just 3 simple everyday ingredients.

Ingredients and substitutions

This really isn’t the sort of recipe that can be made with simple substitutions. But let’s talk about it!

Dairy-free: In theory, you should be able to replace the sweetened condensed milk with dairy-free sweetened condensed milk and the heavy whipping cream with chilled coconut cream. They even make canned dairy-free sweetened condensed milk, so you wouldn’t necessarily have to make your own.

But I really don’t recommend doing any of that! If you’d like to make dairy-free homemade strawberry ice cream, I’d begin with my dairy-free no-churn ice cream recipe as a base. It calls for gelatin, which really helps the ice cream stay creamy and not get icy.

Sugar-free: Since sugar is one of the few ingredients that doesn’t freeze solid, it’s very difficult to make homemade ice cream without it—especially without an ice cream maker. If you can find a way to make sweetened condensed milk with a sugar substitute like monkfruit granulated sweetener, it might be worth a shot!

Roasted strawberries: If you don’t want to go through the trouble of roasting the strawberries, you can cook them on the stovetop instead. Place them in a medium-sized, heavy-bottom saucepan and cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat until the berries are broken down and any liquid is thickened. Note that roasting tends to be easier than cooking the berries since it requires much less hands-on cooking time.

This rich, creamy strawberry ice cream recipe is made without eggs and without an ice cream maker, and with just 3 simple everyday ingredients. #nomachine #icecream #nochurn #strawberry #summerrecipes #glutenfree #gf #nobake

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Prep time: Cook time: Yield: 2 quarts ice cream

Ingredients

1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and patted dry

14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

2 1/2 cups (20 fluid ounces) heavy whipping cream, chilled

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper. Place the strawberries on the prepared baking sheet in an even layer on the baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the center of the preheated oven and roast the strawberries for 20 minutes. Remove the strawberries from the oven and, with the underside of a large spoon, press firmly on each strawberry on the baking sheet to crush it enough to release some juice. Return the strawberries to the oven and continue to bake until they are very soft and their juice is reduced to a thick liquid (about another 10 minutes). Remove the strawberries from the oven.

  • Place the roasted strawberries (reserving a few roasted strawberries for garnish, if desired) into a blender or food processor, add about 2 ounces of the sweetened condensed milk, and blend until smooth. The puree will be thick and slowly pourable. In a small bowl, place the remaining 12 ounces of sweetened condensed milk and the strawberry puree, and mix to combine well.

  • Place the cream in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or a large bowl with a handheld mixer) and beat on medium-high speed until slightly stiff peaks form. Add the strawberry mixture to the whipped cream, and fold together until only a few bright white streaks remain.

  • Pour into a 2-quart freezer-safe container with a lid, and smooth the top. Cover tightly and place in the freezer until firm (at least 4 hours). Run an ice cream scoop under warm water before scooping and serving the ice cream frozen.

  • Originally published on the blog in 2013. Recipe method altered very slightly, photos and video new.

Love,
Nicole

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