I was provided gluten free snacks, including pretzels, from Glutino to try out in our home as a part of my son’s gluten free journey. All opinions, recipes, and statements are 100% my own.
Gluten free people get a lot of short sticks. Before we decided to take little man gluten free, I never really thought much of it.
One of the biggest gluten free bummers in this house? PRETZELS!
Sure… we’ve tried some of the GF pretzels out there, but a lot of them taste funky. Not like the buttery, crunchy, almost sourdough taste I am used to. Then we stumbled upon some Glutino pretzels, and we were instantly hooked. They are rich and buttery, and really crunchy. They aren’t gummy like some gluten free pretzels I have tasted- and they taste like sourdough to me- not like rice flour.
So to celebrate finding our favorite salty snack in gluten free form, I decided to pair it up with two other big time favorites in this house… brownies and ice cream… for a truly sinful, decadent and over the top shake like you’ve never had before. The salty and sweet are a perfect compliment for each other, and with a few easy tips, you can be sipping happily away on these in no time.
To make these shakes, you’ll need:
-generous handful of Glutino pretzels (twist or rods)
– 4 large scoops gluten free vanilla ice cream
– generous serving of glutino double chocolate brownies (2 squares, more or less depending on your taste)
-a Vitamix or variable speed blender
-1/2 cup milk (or almond, rice, coconut milk)
First off, toss your pretzels in the blender and run them on low for about a minute to break apart the large chunks. Slowly increase the speed to get it to small coarse crumbles, and add brownie. Pluse for a few times to break apart major chunks. Unless you eat this very quickly, the pretzels can become soggy. Removing any large chunks makes this a non-issue… so be sure to blend it into small pea sized crumbles if you eat slowly or are making these slightly ahead of when you will actually be serving.
Add in ice cream.
Add in milk.
Pour into cups and drink!
You can also omit the milk and make these thicker like a blizzard to eat with a spoon. In that case, I’d leave the pretzels pretty chunky for lots of delicious crunch!
If you really need to indulge a sweet tooth, add chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, or whipped cream on top- but I think these are the perfect salty & sweet balance as is.
What is your favorite totally sinful, cant get enough gluten free treat?