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Posted by: Rex, Monday, August 6, 2007, 5:01pm
Rice Dream makes vanilla ice cream but I noticed carageenan in the list of ingredients.   Does anyone know of a non-dairy ice cream that's more BTD acceptable?  It's for my husband who is Type A, I don't crave that treat amymore but he'd like to continue having it if it's not too bad for him...God bless him, he's really trying hard to comply.  He has given up wheat completely but every so often he does crave ice cream.
Posted by: 893 (Guest), Monday, August 6, 2007, 5:07pm; Reply: 1
I'm extremely interested in any ice cream advice. . . it is the one dessert that I miss, and I love, love, love ice cream! (In moderation, of course).  Please if anyone knows of any ice cream acceptable for O's, I am anxiously awaiting your reply.
Posted by: Don, Monday, August 6, 2007, 5:11pm; Reply: 2
For a type O blend some really ripe bananas with some cocoa powder then partially freeze. Optionally add vanilla, or something similar, maple syrup, etc. and top with chopped nuts, choc. chips, ground flax seed, etc.

It really provides a creamy texture similar to ice cream. I make this in bulk when ripe bananas are on sale at the store and freeze, then my older son take it out to half-way thaw when he wants some in the evening.
Posted by: BuzyBee, Monday, August 6, 2007, 5:20pm; Reply: 3
I eat the soy delicious. I don't have the carton here with me but I am sure it has advoids as well. It is close to impossible for me to find foods without an avoid in it. I do the best I can but sometimes I just eat a food as a treat here and there. It is still better than dairy.

My favorite which is creamy is turtle tracks, choc cherry virvia??, and choc fudge brownie. Also the vanilla, choc, and strawberry are good. ( I only buy the pint size and it is summer you know).

I am sorry this may not be the answer you were looking for but you would probably have to make your own to find a compliant ice cream and I couldn't find a non dairy ice cream recipe when I looked.
Posted by: 893 (Guest), Monday, August 6, 2007, 5:44pm; Reply: 4
Thanks buzy Bee for the Soy suggestion.  It sounds delicious, but unfortunately those of us with hypothyroidism are strongly advised to avoid any soy products, so it's one more ingredient that I scan for to make sure I don't get any.

The banana freeze sounds pretty good and I will definitely give it a try.  Banana's are very high in sugar and causes blood sugar spikes, so I will eat this as an every now and then treat, but at least it's a doable treat!

Thank you!
Posted by: Don, Monday, August 6, 2007, 6:04pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Martha_Ellen
Banana's are very high in sugar and causes blood sugar spikes, ...

So is ice cream.  ;)
Posted by: 893 (Guest), Monday, August 6, 2007, 6:38pm; Reply: 6
I found low sugar, low carb or sugar free ice creams as great alternatives while monitoring blood sugar.  Even with those, I still only ate them in moderation, but will try giving them up for BTD.
Posted by: Don, Monday, August 6, 2007, 6:41pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Martha_Ellen
I found low sugar, low carb or sugar free ice creams as great alternatives while monitoring blood sugar.

I bet that it was full of avoids to make it low sugar/low carb.

Posted by: 893 (Guest), Monday, August 6, 2007, 6:47pm; Reply: 8
Probably, but I only learned what an "avoid" was a few days ago.
Posted by: koahiatamadl, Monday, August 6, 2007, 6:58pm; Reply: 9
Do you like sorbet?  You could easily make compliant sorbet yourself using vegetable glycerin if you prefer a sweeter flavour....
Posted by: Rex, Monday, August 6, 2007, 6:59pm; Reply: 10
Don, I'll try your recipe, it sounds pretty good. The biggest selling point is that your son likes it.  If a young person thinks it's ok, my husband might think so also.  
Posted by: Don, Monday, August 6, 2007, 7:03pm; Reply: 11
Sorry, I said in that post that it was for type O.

Banana's are a type A secretor avoid.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, August 6, 2007, 7:18pm; Reply: 12
I made a rather nice ice cream for my daughter
using eggyolks, honey and fatty almondmilk- boiled it together like a custardcream - and let it freeze when cold in a ice cream machine- it was nice with fruit on top
Sorbet made from frozen fruit and honey or icing sugar is another safe bet.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, August 6, 2007, 7:31pm; Reply: 13
Rex,
for your A hub and even for you if you can have soy from time to time.....
add chunks of partially frozen fruit...and turn on the food processor......to that add cold not frozen silken tofu....the consistency is just like icecream.
Posted by: Rex, Monday, August 6, 2007, 8:21pm; Reply: 14
Thanks Don, sounds like another very good suggestion.  I'll try that too.  
Posted by: dawgmama, Monday, August 6, 2007, 8:21pm; Reply: 15
Lola, thanks for that yummy recipe! My O daughter gets her wisdom teeth out tomorrow( they are painful, and she can't even open her mouth wide anymore), so I am going to make her some peach/soy "ice cream"! :)
Posted by: Rex, Monday, August 6, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 16
Don, thanks for the correction regarding bananas being an avoid for my type A husband.  It sounded so delicious that I wasn't thinking about that either.  I will try blending the fruit & silken tofu though.  He might be satisfied with that too.  
Posted by: Lola, Monday, August 6, 2007, 9:09pm; Reply: 17
hope all goes well with your daughter DM!
she ll love the icecream!
Posted by: Rex, Monday, August 6, 2007, 9:14pm; Reply: 18
Sorry Lola, I wasn't paying attention.  The fruit with silken tofu was your post not Don's...so thank you Lola.  
Posted by: Lola, Monday, August 6, 2007, 9:18pm; Reply: 19
;) np!
Posted by: Rex, Monday, August 6, 2007, 10:31pm; Reply: 20
Yes, Don, you definitely did say in your intial post that the banana recipe was for a Type O person.  But it was still very kind of you to go back & re-post to make sure that I understood that it was not appropriate for my type A husband.  Boy, oh boy, I really need to get my brain in gear.  I'd better order that Youthful Pack from NAP soon!  
Posted by: Rex, Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 3:00pm; Reply: 21
Lola...I just made myself the silken tofu with fruit...it's incredibly delicious!  I added blueberries & bananas with stevia for sweetness & a splash of unsweetened cherry juice.  Thanks...what a superb treat!
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 3:12pm; Reply: 22
who said btd was restrictive, right? lol
Posted by: ruthie, Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 3:16pm; Reply: 23
Rice is neutral for A's.
So every once in awhile I cook long grain white rice and add mostly some type of berries, stevia and dash of sea salt.
Put it in the fridge and it is a passable ice cream.
Occasionally add a little ghee to rice.
namaste
ruithie
Posted by: ruthie, Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 3:18pm; Reply: 24
Oh yes I forgot and don't know how to edit.
I put it in blender and then in fridge.
ruthie
Posted by: Don, Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 3:26pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from ruthie
... don't know how to edit.

You can edit any of your posts by clicking on the Modify button. The Modify Button will disappear after 72 hours.

When you modify a post you have the option of entering a Modify Reason, which will be displayed below your signature if you have one.
Posted by: ruthie, Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 3:44pm; Reply: 26
Mo...you did not say how to get to modify button.
I found it accidentally, and this is how most things are found by me on this dern puter.
namaste
ruthie
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 6:26pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from Rex
Does anyone know of a non-dairy ice cream that's more BTD acceptable?


I've never found a commercially available non-dairy desert that was BTD compliant. *sigh*. What is the deal with all those gums (rhetorical)? Some of them have more than one listed in the ingredients.  :-/
Posted by: Schluggell, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 7:54am; Reply: 28
Quoted from outdoordrea
I've never found a commercially available non-dairy desert that was BTD compliant. *sigh*...


I agree - Making your own is the safest and better way...They are typically a little small for than single servings but the Donvier vessel works really well for Non-Dairy ice cream making.

Fruit Sorbets are also another tasty option - Particularly if you have a masticating type juicer at hand. As it gets creamy when you run it thru again after it has been frozen first.
Posted by: Rex, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 11:46am; Reply: 29
All very good suggestions.  I'll let my husband try Lola's recipe today.  I think he'll like it...I love it.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 11:01pm; Reply: 30
I know who would eat it up, eventually, were he not to like it!! lol
Posted by: Rex, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 11:25pm; Reply: 31
You got that right...yummy!!
Posted by: Don, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 11:37pm; Reply: 32
Just remember that tofu= soybeans=beans which should be consumed in limited amounts by type O secretors, so leave most of it for your husband. ;)

Even some type Os say they do not do well with soybeans, including thyroid problems.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, August 9, 2007, 12:17am; Reply: 33
on page 47 of the meno book, tofu is a frequent neutral or allowed frequent for O secretors.
so enjoy your faux ice cream treat with no remorse, watching the frequency values as Don stated.
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