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I’ve never been the biggest fan of ice cream — I much prefer baked goods like cakes, cupcakes, cookies and muffins. During my food allergy journey, though, I have been trying to reconcile my sweet tooth with desserts that are safe for me to eat. So, when I was in New York, I stopped by an allergy-friendly ice cream shoppe/kid’s boutique that I read about on CNN Money. First the backstory … A La Mode was founded in 2015 by restaurateur Marc Roth after some nudging from his wife. Roth knew one thing for sure: he wanted everyone to be able to eat there. (Roth’s nephew suffers from food allergies, so food safety was very important.)
Now to the good stuff … A La Mode’s ice cream is homemade and completely nut-free, egg-free and sesame-free. Plus, there are gluten-free and dairy-free options.
The ice cream flavors are creative and fun. They have varieties like Partly Cloudy, which is cotton candy flavored; a nut-free Rocky Road called Speed Bump; Wired, which is coffee-inspired; as well as a rotating selection of sorbet flavors, donuts and shakes. I had a scoop of Cooks, a tasty take on Cookies & Cream, and a scoop of Chocolate. Both were delicious.
Don’t live in New York? Here’s some good news: A La Mode’s ice cream can also be purchased in over 1,450 stores in the U.S. Check it out.