Milk allergy? Lactose allergy? Vegan? One of the hardest things was to loose ice cream, at least for me. Rice ice cream has the taste but the texture? It's a no from me. Then I remember going to a local whole food store in my area and saw cute little pints of coconut milk icecream! As I was reaching for them, I saw the price... OMG no. That's CRAZY! Wha? Nah... oh ya... it really does say that. Huh. No.
So that was it. I was either going to be forced to sell my appendages for the coconut ice cream or deal with rice. This was before
Ben and Jerry came out with their vegan version... now those rock. But if you want a more rich chocolate taste or more banana banana, stick around.
Then, I went crazy and bought an ice cream machine! I got this one! Cuisinart Soft serve machine! It's mainly made of plastic but I did find mine at the thrift store! SCORE.
I choose this one because... it looked fun. I know, I know stupid thing to make a big purchase based on. I wasn't all hilly nilly about it! I did check the reviews.
I LOVE THIS MACHINE. Serious money saver for us! I can finally have my favorite ice creams, and some I had never even gotten to try, at home and for half the price (AT LEAST HALF).
Green Tea Frappe has been my newest ice cream addiction and so easy! Quick recipe!
Some of my favorites so far:
Chocolate Brownie: couple scoops of cocoa powder, vegan chocolate syrup and chopped up dark chocolate (my friend hated the chocolate chunks but with out them she loved it).
Banana crunch- one frozen whole banana, 1/2tbsp banana flavoring, dash of cinnamon (very little, don't really want to taste it), chopped dark chocolate and nuts of your choice. I LOVE pecans And walnuts!
Maple Brown Sugar- blackstrap maple syrup, maple flavoring, walnuts.
Mint chocolate chip- chopped dark chocolate, mint flavor (spearmint is my jam but peppermint works as well).
Try it out with your OWN ideas! Or just add some vanilla flavor and call it a night! Easy to store and have ice cream ready. I haven't had any issues with separation!
I didn't get paid to say this! I just know how much we vegans need a GOOD ice cream maker. This is on the list of the best I have tried! Has a permanent spot on the counter, that's true love, I hide my toaster for goodness sake and I love toast.
So give it a shot! I found mine used on ebay and saved a ton!
It's your party, have ice cream if you wanna,
The Smart Girl in Pants
The Smart Girl in Pants