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13 July 2012

Food Allergy Friendly Find: Peanut-free and Nut-free Ice Cream Cones

When my son was first diagnosed with peanut allergy years ago, I ordered ice cream cones from Miss Roben's, to ensure they were free of peanuts and nuts. I am always checking labels on familiar foods because labeling and manufacturing changes so frequently. I keep hoping a peanut-free, nut-free ice cream will be sold in U.S. grocery stores, but...not yet! All summer long, my little Cuisinart ice cream machine is cranking out homemade ice cream which--if I may say so myself--is pretty darn tasty! My son and I try to make new flavors all the time, and we have yummy toppings to add as well, so we're doing quite well in the ice cream department despite the fact we cannot buy ice cream.

I was very happy to read that Joy Cones are free of peanuts and tree nuts. This gives us even more options for our ice cream treats! Here is what the Joy Cone site states:

Does your product contain tree-nuts or peanuts? Is there a chance of cross-contamination with other products in your bakery that do contain tree-nuts or peanuts?
None of our ice cream cones contain tree-nuts or peanuts. None of our ice cream cones contain ingredients that contain tree-nuts or peanuts. Since we only bake ice cream cones at our two bakeries, there is no chance of any cross-contamination with other products.

Do you make your own ice cream too? What's your favorite ice cream recipe?

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