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Oops. No More Ice Cream Store Stops For Us.

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I carefully checked the ingredients in the icecream treat never thinking about cross contamination from the scoop. My 3 year old feels miserable and I feel stupid.

Any tips to avoid this or do we just need to stick with Wendy's Frostys?

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We haven't been brave enough to try stopping for ice cream at a place. It's either a Frosty or we buy it at the grocery store to eat at home. Ice cream scoops seem scary! All that gluten touching going on. Our one exception was when we were eating out at a restaurant and the manager opened a new container for DD so she could have ice cream on her birthday.

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Ben & Jerry's scoop shop and Baskin Robbins are great places to go. They'll let you know if something has gluten (or look it up for you - B & R actually lists the 8 major allergens on their flavors, B & J has ingredients on hand), wash the scoops in a separate fawcett (sp?) so there isn't residue from other scoops, and scoop from a clean, untouched place. We go to both places semi-regularly and have never had a problem. It is, in fact, the only "restaurant" our kids eat at ;)

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We go to Cold Stone Creamery. Tell them you have allergies, they will get a clean tray to put over the cold stone, and they will get a clean scoop. None of their flavors have added things (you then tell them what you want mixed in to get your custom flavor), so there shouldn't be any gluten in the bucket of ice cream. We are dairy and gluten free, my kids love getting their sorbet, with a gluten-free add-in. And we've never had a reaction from there.

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Good to know about Cold Stone. We have one near our house (we are gluten-free, not CF as well) and total ice cream junkies. I didn't know exactly how Cold Stone worked and I was afraid to ask.

That sounds like a great alternative to a scary scoop!

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I carefully checked the ingredients in the icecream treat never thinking about cross contamination from the scoop. My 3 year old feels miserable and I feel stupid.

Any tips to avoid this or do we just need to stick with Wendy's Frostys?

Here is what we do :)

I let them know that my daughter has a sever allergy (Just because I'm sick and tired of explaining what Celiac Disease is and they do what you want when you say allergy) Anyhow I ask them to use a clean scoop and I ask that they her ice cream from an unopened container. (I learned this from a friend who has a peanut allergy, she once had to go the the hospital because of ice cream... they scooped tin roof and then chocolate without rinsing the scoop first! She got a small piece of peanut in her ice cream!

Some places look at me like I am a crazy ladies... but most places think that its wonderful that I thought about that. 2 of the small mom and pop places have adopted this as there "allergy policy" and have it written up on a sign in their shop :) (One place even lets me bring in Gluten FRee ice cream cones when I have them, the others might as well I have not tried!)

Anyhow DD has not been glutened from ice cream... but I only let her have sweet cream or vanilla when we are out and about. The other flavors we reserve for home when I can control everything :)

hope that helps

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We also go to Cold Stone Creamery on occasion.

We tell them she has allergies and ask that they get a new scoop and dish her sorbet from a new container from the back. We have not done any mix-ins. I don't think she has had any problems.

But, most of the time, I make her raspberry or lemon sorbet at home.

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We go to Cold Stone Creamery. Tell them you have allergies, they will get a clean tray to put over the cold stone, and they will get a clean scoop. None of their flavors have added things (you then tell them what you want mixed in to get your custom flavor), so there shouldn't be any gluten in the bucket of ice cream.

So of the flavors at cold stone DO have gluten in them! In the bucket of ice cream. I've asked before, and been given a list of allergens in both the ice creams and the mix-ins.

Geoff

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So of the flavors at cold stone DO have gluten in them! In the bucket of ice cream. I've asked before, and been given a list of allergens in both the ice creams and the mix-ins.

Geoff

Geoff,

Oops, you are right. They do have flavors like

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When I go to Coldstone which is usually during the winter months since I love going to the Ice Cream stand near us when it is open for the season. At Coldstone I get the Vanilla ice cream with the raspberrys and blueberries. I always ask for a clean scoop. I have not had a problem yet. I don't go too often though.

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When I go to Coldstone which is usually during the winter months since I love going to the Ice Cream stand near us when it is open for the season. At Coldstone I get the Vanilla ice cream with the raspberrys and blueberries. I always ask for a clean scoop. I have not had a problem yet. I don't go too often though.

You can also have them get the ice cream (or sorbet, in our case) from a NEW container in the back. Then there is no x-contamination with the new container and new scoop.

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