It’s not easy to find delicious puddings when you’re on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. So when I spotted Delicious Alchemy’s Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Brownie Mix in Co-op, I just had to grab a bag. I already knew what I was going to pair it with as I’ve been a fan of Swedish Glace Smooth Vanilla ice cream for years.
Before I go on, I must tell you that Swedish Glace Smooth Vanilla ice cream is dairy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, egg-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Free-from food is notorious for lacking taste, but Swedish Glace Smooth Vanilla ice cream tastes much better than some of the dairy ice creams found in supermarkets these days. You can find it in many health food shops, but mainstream supermarkets are now also stocking it, meaning you can grab a tub or two with your weekly shop.
Now onto the chocolatey goodness…
Along with the 400g bag of Delicious Alchemy Chocolate Brownie Mix, you’ll need 100g of unsalted butter (or a dairy-free alternative) and 2 large eggs. Yes, that’s all the ingredients required. It really is a simple recipe.
From opening the packet to bringing it out of the oven, this gluten-free and dairy-free brownie should take no longer than half an hour. It bakes for 18-22 minutes, but Delicious Alchemy recommend leaving it to cool completely before slicing… and that’s the bit I find tough, waiting to eat it!
Put a slice of Delicious Alchemy Chocolate Brownie in a bowl along with a scoop of Swedish Glace ice cream and enjoy!
I find the brownie mix makes enough for 9 portions of chocolatey goodness. The brownie won’t last long once the rest of the family realise just how good is tastes, whether they’re on a free-from diet or not!
The brownie is rich, moist and slightly crumbly. The 15% dairy free dark chocolate chips provide a slight crunch and are pure heaven for a dairy-free diet deprived of decent chocolate. Add the Swedish Glace ice cream to soften the richness of the brownie and this is a dessert to rival any non-free-from dish.
Delicious Alchemy Chocolate Brownie Mix ingredients:
Sugar, Rice Flour, Chocolate Chips (15%) (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural Flavouring), Cocoa Powder (10%), Tapioca Starch, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Calcium Sulphate)
Delicious Alchemy Chocolate Brownie Mix Allergy Advice:
Contains soya. May contain traces of nuts & peanuts Not suitable for egg allergy sufferers
Swedish Glace Smooth Vanilla Ice Cream ingredients:
Water extract from soya beans, sugar, dextrose, vegetable oils (palm, coconut), flavouring, emulsifier (mono- and de-glycerides of fatty acids, citric acid esters of mono- and de-glycerides of fatty acids), salt, stabilisers (locust bean gum, guar gum, carrageenan), vanilla bean pieces, colour (carotenes).
Swedish Glace Smooth Vanilla Ice Cream ingredients: Allergy Advice: