Ice cream in the UK??

Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2003 - 6:36pm
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Hi,

Just wondered if anyone in the UK knows of a "safe" brand of ice cream?? I have not had icecream for as long as I remember!!! Every summer I get tempted to buy an ice cream maker but have not got round to it just yet. Maybe this year.....

Anyway, in the mean time I am desprate to know what ice cream really tastes like!! (I have always just avoided it as I was told there was a big cross contamination risk). But from reading the posts about safe ice cream in USA/Canada I was hoping someone over here in Scotland/UK would know of some safe brands.

Thanks!!

Louise.xx

[This message has been edited by Louise UK (edited May 22, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2003 - 9:49pm
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I'm sorry Louise - I haven't got any real info for you. Tom does eat some ice cream but i can't remember which ones - I will look when I get home.
I have tended to just look at the ingredients list and avoided the ones that have a "may contain" on them.
Have considered an ice-cream maker too - but have a feeling that it would go the same way as the bread-maker we bought at Christmas (used non-stop for a month then left on the work-top gathering dust and taking up room!!)
Sorry not to have any more information at the moment.
Sarah

Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2003 - 10:44pm
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Sorry I can't be of much help either. (I'm in Herts.)
I don't very often eat sweet things : too much sugar brings me up in hives. BUT : I will eat any UK-produced ice-cream which doesn't have a warning on it...
Nick
(Nut / sesame allergic)

Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2003 - 10:57pm
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Can't help with the UK part, but we do have an ice cream maker, and love it. We also have a bread maker, and love it too... Haven't bought commercial bread in a year, and it looks like the same will happen with ice cream.

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 1:58am
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I'm sure not very helpful, but I make all icecream by myself since my son has PA (mostly various fruits, vanilla, chocolate, caramell, joghurt), and my children love it! I have little forms for the children, and for fresh icecream I have an ice cream maker. We love it!
AND I don't have a bread maker, but make all our bread by myself whithout this machine.....
Irene *living in Vienna, Austria*

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 8:43pm
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Hi,
Thanks for the info, good to know that some of you do eat ice cream. Maybe I will brave some this weekend after scowering the ingredients first!!
My thoughts on the ice cream maker were pretty similar to yours, Tom's Mum, I think I'd use it for a week then get bored!
As for the bread, the bread maker sounds great but not sure I'd manage making it all myself Vienna!! I'm so impressed that you do!!
Louise.xx

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 9:44pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Louise UK:
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My thoughts on the ice cream maker were pretty similar to yours, Tom's Mum, I think I'd use it for a week then get bored!
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When I bought my ice cream maker, I told myself I either use it, or we don't have ice cream in the house. Same with the bread maker. I don't do my breads by hand because of lack of time, but the bread maker takes literally less than 5 minutess. You measure the ingredients, throw them in, and push the button. The machine doesn't have to be supervised, and can even be programmed to finish at a certain time. Fresh bread in the morning.. Hmmmm...
It's cut down on my grocery shopping, so timewise, I'm ahead. I no longer have to spend 10 mimutes reading the ingredients, calling companies, etc...

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 9:54pm
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mmmmmm... fresh bread in the morning does sound very tempting!
Maybe the bread maker wouldn't be such a bad idea after all!
Think I might wait for the summer before thinking about the ice cream maker. Not that Scottish summers are anything to get excited about weather wise....
Louise.xx

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 11:42pm
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Louise : I have used a BreadMaker all the time since I was diagnosed nearly 4 yrs ago.
Like Darthcleo said : it's easy-peasy. Chuck it in & forget it! Put the coffee-maker on timer as well and wake up to the wonderful smells when the Postie calls on Saturday morning [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Sure beats bread from Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda, Waitrose et al. : and it's safe.
I also find that my bread stays fresher longer than "bought" bread !!
Nut & seed allergy does have some (very small) advantages for me : the nicest bread around [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Nick
(Nut / sesame allergic, developed in my early 40's, resident in the UK)

Posted on: Mon, 05/26/2003 - 9:16pm
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Nick,
It's good to know you can find something positive from PA!!!
The bread maker sounds more and more tempting, maybe I will investigate it after all! I think my culinary skills are just about up to throwing some ingredients into a mixer..... (only just though!!).
Cheers,
Louise.xx

Posted on: Mon, 05/26/2003 - 9:53pm
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Well, you can pick up the bread-makers at good prices : starting about

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