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I thought that serving iced caramel macchiato to each of your guests this summer would be a special treat. Macchiato means “marked” or “stained” in Italian. These sweet and caffeine-potent drinks will definitely leave a mark on your guests, as memorable. They’re very elegant, too. You may decide not to serve dessert if everyone enjoys coffee. Continue reading “Gluten Free Iced Caramel Macchiato Recipe”
In honor of National Creamsicle Day, I offer you a refreshing and cooling dessert. It’s perfect for hot summer days or nights. Want an after dinner cocktail dessert? Add some vodka! Continue reading “Creamsicle Float”
Today is National Tequila Day. Are you wondering, “Is tequila gluten free?”
While traditional tequila is made from agave, some makers add sugar or additives to the fermented agave. The additives may contain gluten. To determine whether a bottle of tequila is truly gluten free, look for the words, “100% de agave” or “100% agave”. Continue reading “Is Tequila Gluten Free?”
Have you ever wanted a glass of red wine, but you didn’t plan ahead. If you’re wondering how long should red wine breathe, you’ve come to the right place. You usually allow it to breathe so that the oxygen can tone down the tannins and allow the flavors to mingle with them. Tannins as well as alcohol is what causes that sting in the back of your throat. When the wine doesn’t sting the back of your throat, or it does, but much less prior to allowing it to breathe, your wine is ready to drink. I call that sting in the back of the throat, a “bite”. When it has a bite, it needs a little more aging or breathing. Well, rather than waiting 30 minutes to several hours for a wine to breathe before you can enjoy it, there are some things you can do to speed up the process. Continue reading “How Long Should Red Wine Breathe? Plus Faster Methods”
While you can purchase oat milk in your local grocery store, the oats used in that milk is most likely not gluten free. Due to oats growing in fields adjacent to gluten crops and multiple other reasons, regular oats can contain up to 10% gluten. You can make your own gluten free oat milk at home. It’s easy and less expensive. I notice a quart of organic oat milk costs $3.49 at my local grocery store. You may not be able to find organic oats, but you can make a quart and half for a little over $1.00; and it won’t contain any gum. You can also control its protein and sugar levels depending upon how many oats and the type of sweetener you use. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Oat Milk Recipe”
The reason why sake is usually served warm is that it takes the “bite” out of inexpensive, nearly unpalatable sake. However, just like other wine, sake is made in different qualities. Check out my review of two of the varieties of TY KU Sake. Then their gluten free sake yourself. Continue reading “TY KU Gluten Free Sake Review – No Sulfites”
If you do not do well with alcohol made from gluten grains such as whiskey, you’ll need to make your own substitute for Baileys Irish Cream. You can make your own Baileys Irish Cream gluten free using gluten free whiskey. If you use heavy whipping cream it’s super rich and creamy. Make it your favorite way. It’s so delicious, I bet you don’t get back to drinking the original whether you can tolerate it or not. Continue reading “Baileys Irish Cream Gluten Free Recipe (includes dairy-free options)”
Every St. Patrick’s Day, millions of people eat out and drink out. If you are gluten intolerant, it makes it difficult to do so, especially with Irish spirit. If you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease and you do not tolerate alcohol made from gluten grains, see the information below. The newest recommendation is for manufacturers to not label their alcohols gluten free if they are derived from gluten grains. Read more about it at Gluten Free Alcohol Defined. Meanwhile, I have you covered. Read the below and find a recipe for an alternative Bailey’s Irish Cream. Continue reading “Gluten Free Irish Drinks Warnings”
Up to a few years ago, I was making a homemade almond milk recipe created by Ani Phyo, date sweetened almond milk. However, due to its high carbohydrate content, I switched to unsweetened. Recently, I began adding a bit of stevia to the recipe. I finally found a brand that isn’t bitter, NOW Better Stevia. Now my almond milk is perfect!