When I first went to the gastroenterologist I was terrified that I'd have to go gluten free. No pasta or bagels - that would be a nightmare for my diet. I was only afraid of going dairy-free. About a night or two after learning of my dairy allergy I had this terrible thought that I would never eat chocolate peanut butter ice cream again. Now, I have nightmares where I eat other decadent desserts (only to wake up and realize I cannot actually eat them). I also longingly gaze at the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese boxes when shopping at the supermarket.
Obviously the change in my diet has not been all smooth sailing - major life changes never are. However, I am pleased to continue to find great dairy-free dessert options, such as Jeni's sorbets.
As I related in a previous dairy-free post, I am not a sorbet person. I hate how most restaurants and supermarkets only sell two flavors - mango or raspberry. The beauty of Jeni's sorbet is that each flavor is incredibly different. I could easily subsist on the Riesling Poached Pear sorbet.
Nothing is more refreshing than a bowlful of Jeni's sorbet on a hot summer's day. As the weather in NYC continues to get warmer I look forward to trying out new Jeni's sorbets for dessert.
*Collages created by Gabriela Monsanto. Photographs taken from Jenis.com.