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Funnel Cake Recipe with Strawberries & Ice Cream | Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan

Strawberry season AND fair season is here!! So let’s make a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan version of the fair treat: funnel cake! Top it with some fresh field strawberries and a couple scoops of your favourite ice cream for a delicious summer dessert.


-Oil of your choice, for frying (we like to use organic red palm fruit oil)


-Sweetener of your choice, for dusting funnel cake (we used organic cane sugar, powdered in a blender)

-Fresh field strawberries & ice cream of choice, for topping


-1 1/3c gluten free flour blend (we used Ardent Mills, from Costco)

-2tsp baking powder

-1/2tsp sea salt

-1 1/2c milk of choice (we used almond milk)

-3tbsp sugar of choice (we used powdered cane sugar)

-1tsp vanilla

-1 large egg, or flax egg (1tbsp ground flax + 3tbsp water)


  1. Start by prepping your fryer oil, so it has time to come up to temperature while you prep the batter & toppings. Add 1-2inches of your oil of choice, in a large heavy-bottom pan or a dutch oven, over medium-high heat and bring to 375F.

  2. Prep your toppings: we powdered cane sugar in a blender, chopped some fresh strawberries, and pulled some ice cream from the freezer so it has time to soften before serving.

  3. Batter: add dry ingredients together, then add wet, and whisk just until smooth (a few lumps are ok, like pancake batter). Pour batter into a ziplock bag/squirt bottle/liquid measuring cup/etc for easy pouring.

  4. Frying: Pour/squirt about 1/2c of batter into the hot oil, in a zigzag or swirl pattern to create a sort of lattice of batter. Let cook about 2 minutes per side until golden, flipping with tongs/spider/slotted spoon. Then remfinished funnel cake from the oil, and place on papper towel to drain off excess oil. Transfer to plate, add your toppings, and enjoy!!

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