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Offline Linden

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Alternatives to Ice Cream
« on: April 11, 2013, 06:31:59 PM »
I was thinking that it might be a good time of the year to go over alternatives to ice cream.

Which "frozen novelty" products do people trust - and for what allergens and in which country?

I have used Philly Swirl and Flavor Ice a lot without incident.  Last I heard, both were on nut-free lines.  I wonder if that is still true, though.
DS TNA/EA, avocado, environmentals, asthma

Offline pitter patter

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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 11:09:16 PM »
Philly Swirl and Flavor Ice are the only ones I buy.  I usually just make lots of homemade popsicles, fudgesicles, and ice cream in the summertime.
DD:  Anaphalaxis to tree nuts, allergic to pineapple and something in cough medicine, Amoxicillin, env allergies.
DS:  NKFA, allergic to ibuprofen, asthma, env allergies
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Offline Jessica

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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 11:30:53 PM »
This summer we're going to try shaved ice (or if you're from Hawaii, shave ice). I know a lot of people don't use kraft but I found a recipe to make the syrup from unsweetened kool aid packets.
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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 12:02:20 AM »
We but the Miniute Maid fruit pops. And we trust Popsicle, too.
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
DS: Peanuts

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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 12:41:50 AM »
Curious-do you also buy fudgesicles (same brand as popsicle)?
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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 07:22:40 AM »
If you want to make fun popsicles at home, I definitely recommend the zoku.  DS was having a flavor ice the other day for his sore throat and mentioned that we need to make some this summer.
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DD (15 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

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Offline becca

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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 07:52:53 AM »
We have a zoku and it is fun.  I gave it to dd for Christmas. 

We also use popsicle brand items if the label is safe for our PA, TNA. 

We have used minute Maid, Philly Swirl, Luigi Italian ice, Flavor ice. 
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Offline maeve

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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 01:06:03 PM »
We use Popsicle, the Minute Maid push-ups, and sometimes Philly Swirl.  I've also bought Klondike bars for DD. 
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Offline pitter patter

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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 03:21:40 PM »
Does anyone know if Popsicle uses dedicated lines, Or do you just trust their manufacturing processes?  I've always been leary about Popsicle because when I first called a couple years ago they said they did not have any dedicated lines. 
DD:  Anaphalaxis to tree nuts, allergic to pineapple and something in cough medicine, Amoxicillin, env allergies.
DS:  NKFA, allergic to ibuprofen, asthma, env allergies
DH:  NKFA, env allergies
ME:  NKFA, env allergies, asthma
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Offline Jessica

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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 05:32:27 PM »
We use Popsicle, the Minute Maid push-ups, and sometimes Philly Swirl.  I've also bought Klondike bars for DD. 
We quit buying klondike bars because so many didn't trust them and I got nervous seeing all of the peanut flavors. We never had a problem though. I'd like to start buying them again.
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Offline Linden

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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 11:04:46 AM »
Thank you!  So helpful as always!

I gotta check out that Zoku.  I have a three dollar popsicle mold from Bed, Bath and Beyond, but it doesn't make very exciting popsicles. 

Shaved ice, oooh, I hadn't thought of that.  That does open up a world of ideas. 
DS TNA/EA, avocado, environmentals, asthma

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Re: Alternatives to Ice Cream
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 01:40:20 PM »
Bump
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