Simple Chocolate Ice cream
Do invest in an ice cream maker if you are a vegan and you like ice cream. It will pay back for itself in about 8-9 batches. I have been fiddling around with ice cream batches all week. My first ice cream was slightly disappointing in texture but good on taste. I really had to get into the science of making dairy free ice cream be just as rich as dairy and egg ice creams( I did not even know that egg was a regular ingredient in ice cream yuck!) .
I checked many blogs and read loads of recipes and most of the methods were asking for soy creamer something that is not a staple in my fridge. Hmm.. Did I waste my 61 euro buying this piece of equipment? I asked a fellow blogger how she did her ice creams and she she said it always works with coconut milk. Right it needs fat to take on that creamy texture. Vegan Dad had a few ice cream post over the summer and I looked at his ice cream and it looked too goo d to be true to be honest. I was so amazed with what could be done at home. After combining tips from people and many recipes I made my first realistic looking vegan ice cream and it was great. The base is coconut milk and some soy and I use arrowroot powder which is pricey for the amount in my opinion. I will make some with tapioca powder and see what happens.I will post all the ice cream and sorbet post on a separate page on the blog.
These are the flavours that are coming up, Bajan Xmas Cake Ice cream, Pina Colada and Drunken Rum and Raisin. Look out for the carrot apple ginger sorbet next week. I have been finding vegetable based sorbets are really good and a fun way to eat your vegetables in the summer. This ice cream was my worst photo subject because it started to melt under the Caribbean heat even before I got my camera out. I will work out the kinks next time. Enjoy your weekend.