• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Dairy Queen?
0

39 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

kareng    1,992

Well, it did say somewhere that the mint blizzards are ok as long as you don't have cookies.

Honestly, I knew it was a risk when I did it. For me food cravings have not really been a problem doing gluten free but for whatever reason I wanted that blizzard more than anything.

Yesterday was my birthday and I asked for an ice cream maker attachment for my mixer. I'm hoping soon I will be able to make my own blizzards!!

You can make a blizzard with a blender. My kids like to get (actually, have me buy at the grocery) chocolate ice cream. They smash up Butterfingers or add PB and blend it up. A smidge of milk to make it blend better. You could add some peppermint oil for mint. Maybe crushed peppermints. Yum!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Sarah Alli    9

You can make a blizzard with a blender. My kids like to get (actually, have me buy at the grocery) chocolate ice cream. They smash up Butterfingers or add PB and blend it up. A smidge of milk to make it blend better. You could add some peppermint oil for mint. Maybe crushed peppermints. Yum!

I don't have a blender, my lame-o ex-roommate stole it. <_< He left the kitchen table (which was his) though so... fair trade?

I'm thinking of getting a good food processor though. I asked for one for my last birthday and received one of those magic bullets which is tiny and seems rather ineffective.

I'm excited about the ice cream maker because all the store bought ice creams are full of bizarre artificial ingredients and even the organic, "natural" brands have tons of extraneous ingredients. Ice cream is so simple: cream, eggs, sugar... how do they mess that up!?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jungle    28

I have my own ice cream maker and the biggest problem is it tastes so awesome I eat way, way too much. My family has no idea how much it actually makes.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I occasionally get hot fudge sundaes at DQ and I have to reluctantly admit that they are making me sick. I'm not full-on glutened but I do get anxiety issues after eating there. DQ is a special treat and I make 95% of the rest of my food from scratch, so I know that the sundae is causing the problem. I'm wondering if my local DQ does the straining thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kareng    1,992

I occasionally get hot fudge sundaes at DQ and I have to reluctantly admit that they are making me sick. I'm not full-on glutened but I do get anxiety issues after eating there. DQ is a special treat and I make 95% of the rest of my food from scratch, so I know that the sundae is causing the problem. I'm wondering if my local DQ does the straining thing.

What do you mean by "straining thing"?

I think the main problem with DQ is when they get busy - like summer evenings. They are usually staffed by kids who hurry & may slop or use a spoon from one thing to the next. The liquid ice cream is poured into a machine from a package. The machine only has the ice cream in it. The liquid toppings seem to be in pump machines (at least at mine). I think the problem could come from random crumbs getting on the bowl or into the spooned toppings like nuts.

I have notice one of our DQs is always cleaner or neater than the other. This is the one where one of the owners is always there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you mean by "straining thing"?

Earlier in the thread, someone mentioned a non-standard practice of dumping the ice cream from bad cones into a bowl in the fridge and straining out the cone pieces before putting it back in the soft-serve machine.

I could have been clearer, but I've got fuzzy gluten brain and it made sense at the time. :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kareng    1,992

Earlier in the thread, someone mentioned a non-standard practice of dumping the ice cream from bad cones into a bowl in the fridge and straining out the cone pieces before putting it back in the soft-serve machine.

I could have been clearer, but I've got fuzzy gluten brain and it made sense at the time. :blink:

I didn't see that. I didn't read the really old stuff on this thread. I have had family memebers work at DQs over the years. I don't think you can dump the ice cream back in. It would be a real pain in the behind to do. Plus, it would be against Health Department code to put "used" ice cream back. Suppose it could happen but not likely. I have seen them throw sloppy ice cream cones out.

If you want to know for sure, ask a kid that works there when the manager isn't listening. I'm sure we must know someone who works there. I'll ask my kids. I remember when my BIL worked there, they all ate the practice ice cream.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cheryl_C    14

How can they list certain blizzard toppings as "gluten-free" if they are mixed in with all the ones that aren't?! That's insane! I was all excited until I read the part about them being used by the same machine - never mind. I won't risk it. A cool, minty treat is not worth the pain and suffering after.

However, I'm going to check around my neighbourhood to see if there is a cold stone creamery...sounds interesting...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Darn210    174

I didn't see that. I didn't read the really old stuff on this thread. I have had family memebers work at DQs over the years. I don't think you can dump the ice cream back in. It would be a real pain in the behind to do. Plus, it would be against Health Department code to put "used" ice cream back. Suppose it could happen but not likely. I have seen them throw sloppy ice cream cones out.

If you want to know for sure, ask a kid that works there when the manager isn't listening. I'm sure we must know someone who works there. I'll ask my kids. I remember when my BIL worked there, they all ate the practice ice cream.

Karen, did you go back and read the "old" part of the thread? Believe me when I say that I use to do just that when I worked at DQ in highschool. and believe me when I say, the manager there was a real stingy sonofa...gun. I really don't think most DQ's did/do that but I know my daughter won't be eating any soft serve from the DQ in my home town because that same manager/owner is still there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How can they list certain blizzard toppings as "gluten-free" if they are mixed in with all the ones that aren't?! That's insane! I was all excited until I read the part about them being used by the same machine - never mind. I won't risk it. A cool, minty treat is not worth the pain and suffering after.

However, I'm going to check around my neighbourhood to see if there is a cold stone creamery...sounds interesting...

The Coldstone by my house is awesome! They get out a separate container to mix my ice cream in with clean spatulas without me asking for them too! It's great :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kareng    1,992

I asked some kids that work at one. They aren't allowed to practice on a cone & waste it as well as the practice ice cream. They practice on a lid, then throw the ice cream out. I know if the Health Dept caught them putting ice cream back in the machine, they would be shut down and it would be published in our local paper.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sariesue    27

I asked some kids that work at one. They aren't allowed to practice on a cone & waste it as well as the practice ice cream. They practice on a lid, then throw the ice cream out. I know if the Health Dept caught them putting ice cream back in the machine, they would be shut down and it would be published in our local paper.

I agree about reusing the ice cream being a health code violation. I figure that the ice cream machines have changed in the last decade. I know that at the DQ in my town the ice cream liquid comes in sealed prepackaged containers like the syrup for fountain soda. It would be almost impossible to put it back. I know that it comes in a sealed package because I watched them change it while I was there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Due to this thread I decided to check out our local Dairy Queen. I lucked out and the kid behind the counter new all the gluten free items because his mom is gluten free. When he mentioned the Blizzards I asked about the cross contamination issue. He pointed to a separate blizzard mixer on a side counter and said they used a dedicated mixer. Kudos to them! I was chicken and got the Dilly Bars but next time will try a sundae.

Michelle

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
love2travel    396

Our DQ has absolutely no clue what gluten even is so there is a reason for my paranoia! <_< I would not trust a single thing that came out of that building. :angry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,903
    • Total Posts
      938,577
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,814
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    daltonh
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Hi everyone! I'm obviously new to the forums, but I'm also new to the idea of celiac/gluten free/etc.  Lemme give you the Cliff Notes version of my journey: 1992: I'm diagnosed with CFS/ME. It sucks and I'm tired and sick all the time. 2014: I'm still tired and sick all the time, so I decide to become a vegetarian. Maybe that'll help, right? I began getting deathly ill when I ate. Vomiting and diarrhea, everything I eat seems to be a problem.  I go to a doctor who runs a million tests. Nothing turns up. In among those tests is a celiac panel which has this result: no antibody detected and no serological evidence of celiac disease. No cause is ever found. I continue to suffer. Later in 2014: I notice that my stomach issues are triggered every time I eat a raw vegetable. I can eat bread or pasta no problem. Fake chicken? Great. Have a salad? I'm dying. This is a problem, as I'm a vegetarian. I nix the fresh veggies and continue to live my life. 2015: I'm diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I realize that the problem with vegetables is worse than I thought. I can no longer eat cooked spinach, can't have lettuce on my sandwich, and stealing a single slice of cucumber set my stomach on edge for days. I'm becoming hypersensitive to veggies in food and protecting myself from their evil influence; my stomach thanks me. 2017: After a relative peaceful period, the stomach issues are back, worse. So I go to a new doctor (I've moved) and he recommends a colonoscopy and EGD (no labs). This was done yesterday. The full results will of course have to wait for the biopsies to be examined, but apparently there is scalloping "through the entire duodenum".  Doc told my partner that he believes I have celiac and discharged me with orders to go gluten free. Now I'm sitting here alternately considering drinking alone in the dark and throwing things--I guess I'm wavering between the stages of depression and anger on my trip through grief for my lost favorite foods. But here's where the confusion comes in...everything I'm seeing says that I should give up bread and eat more veggies, but veggies make me sick. Does anyone else have this reaction to vegetables? Meanwhile I'm thinking back to the labs done in 2014 and wondering if its possible to have a negative test and still be positive for celiac? Also, what actually happens if you DON'T go gluten free?
    • Hi Guys, I just thought of giving update on my case. I finally got my EGD done and unfortunately, the conclusion is I have Celiac. There was Villus atrophy and presence of Inflammatory Cells, looks like the atrophy of Villi isn't that worse yet, but of course, I need to get on strict gluten free diet right away. I am planning to see a Dietitian next week to have a healthy gluten free diet plan. Any suggestions from the experts in here are most welcome and appreciated. Thanks  
    • Hi this is my first time commenting but I just had to. I too get chest tightness. I have had it flare up several times with no answers. I was diagnosed with celiac about 6 months ago and am pretty confident this is a glutening symptom for me. Last month it was so bad... Started with random chest pains for a couple days then chest tightness that last for two weeks. I ended up going to the emergency room ( again) because I started worrying about my heart. Felt like my bra was so tight, bloated belly, trapped gas like pain in chest, swollen lump under sternum and no relief. EKG, chest xray and blood tests showed heart was fine. GI said he didn't think it was GI related. I give up on doctors. I've had this before and I'm sure I will again. It's like inflammation in there or something but it makes you anxious and uncomfortable. I truly hope you are okay and I hope it will give you some comfort to know you aren't the only one with this.
    • While I agree that getting more sleep when ill or stressed is a must, many people can easily get by on 6 hours of sleep a night.  Not everyone needs 8 hours of sleep.  Sleep needs, like the gluten-free diet, is different for everyone.  Nursing school can be very tough so it may be hard to get 8 hours every night.  I think the most important thing is to make sure no gluten is getting into your diet at all so you feel well and can manage your schedule better.  Good luck to you!
    • What does this result mean exactly?   Endomysial Abs, IgA Negative   Negative Transglutaminase IgA <2 U/mL 0 - 3 U/mL Negative 0 - 3
      Weak Positive 4 - 10
      Positive >10
      Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) has been identified
      as the endomysial antigen. Studies have demonstr-
      ated that endomysial IgA antibodies have over 99%
      specificity for gluten sensitive enteropathy. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) 518 mg/dL 87 - 352 mg/dL
  • Upcoming Events