Purely Decadent (parent company is Turtle Mountain, based out of Oregon) sent me some of their dairy free and gluten free ice cream desserts to try, and I am so glad they did! I couldn’t believe they make gluten free chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream! No, that isn’t a typo . . . it is true, and it is excellent! The frozen desserts are packaged in small containers similar to Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen Daz, and sell for $3.99 at my local grocery store.
Here is a rundown of their gluten free flavors that I sampled:
Cookie Dough: This flavor is made with coconut milk and is dotted with nickle sized bits of chocolate chip cookie dough. The coconut milk provides a light, flavorful base for the cookie dough, you can definitely taste the coconut flavor. The cookie dough is slightly soft and smooth. I haven’t had chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream in years, so this was a real treat and by far my favorite flavor. Rating: 5 stars
Snickerdoodle: This flavor is made with soy milk and has chunks of snickerdoodle – like cookies. The cinnamon flavored ice cream is smooth, slightly creamy and light tasting- not heavy like a traditional ice cream made with milk. The snickerdoodle cookie bits were not my favorite though- they tasted very coarse and gritty, almost like pure brown sugar. Overall the flavor of this gluten free product was good, but the gritty texture of the cookies was a disappointment. Rating: 3 stars
Peanut Butter Zig Zag: This flavor is also soy milk based. It features light chocolate ice cream with ribbons of slightly crunchy peanut butter. I found the flavor and texture to be excellent and worth buying again and again. If you like peanut butter cups, you’ll like this frozen dessert. Rating: 4 1/2 stars.
Overall, I was really pleased with all the flavors I tried. I found them all to be high quality, and I knew I could eat them without fear of cross contamination of gluten ingredients.
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