July 27th, 2006

Peach Vegan Ice Cream

I was looking for a yummy vegan ice cream recipe but I just couldn't find one that worked for me. So, I made one up and it is awesome. Plus I had peaches around so I had to add one.

Peach Vegan Ice Cream

1 cup unsweetened soy milk
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup soy creamer (if you can't find the soy creamer, more soy milk would probably work just fine)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 peach

Combine the unsweetend soy milk with the sugar and cook over medium heat. Stirring until the mixture boils. When the mixture boils, remove from heat and transfer the mixture to the fridge and allow it to cool (or you can put it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so to speed up the process). When the mixture has cooled (you want it to be pretty cold) add the soy creamer and vanilla. Remove the skin from the peach and mash the peach into tiny pieces and add it to the mixture. Place the mixture in your ice cream maker's freezer bowl and churn until the mixture reaches the consistency of soft serve ice cream (around 20 minutes). Transfer the mixture to the freezer and allow it to harden for about 3 or 4 hours. Enjoy when desired.

This recipe makes a nice vanilla ice cream also. The peach isn't neccessary but makes it awesome :). I'm going to experiment with more flavors to see how they turn out. But this recipe is super easy and works every time. I hope you all like it.

FAUX milk-chocolate

I've looked through the tags and the like, and I didn't find anything on this, so I thought I'd simply make a post:

Vegan milk chocolate: Is there any way to make it? My girlfriend and I are running with the idea of double-boiling some dark or semi-sweet choc chips and then adding something to it, but the question is WHAT is the something to add? As I'm sure just pouring in a small dose of soy milk would be a disaster [it just seems too easy, and I'm sure it would freeze wrong]. So..

Any suggestions?


Oooh hummus!!

Tomorrow morning I fly from Phoenix to Washington D.C. Normally I bring a hummus sandwhich with me for lunch when I travel. I'm not liking the Fantastic Foods hummus very much these days and the other ones can be kind of expensive. So I FINALLY got a recipe from vegweb and pulled out the food processer and made me some hummus - omg YUMMY!!!

It's really easy to make. Here is the recipe:

1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans/chick peas
1-2 cloves of garlic (depending upon your taste)
cumin seeds to taste
2-3 tablespoons of Lemon juice as to make a good paste
Fresh cilantro

Directions: Put all of these into a food processer and process until smooth.

I apolagize for not having a picture but y'all know what hummus looks like. :) As far as the cilantro and cumin go just use your judgement. For the lemon I just squeezed an entire big lemon which was somewhere between 2 and 3 tablespoons - not sure what the exact amount was and it worked out just fine.

I am so using this recipe all the time now!!! :)


Oh and if anyone posts with a question about this I am going to apolagize right now as I am not likely to be on a computer during the next week.

*~Mimi*~ O:-)