Friday, July 25, 2014

Cookbook Review: Vegan Ice Cream: Over 90 Sinfully Delicious Dairy-Free Delights


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About the book:
This revised edition of Vice Cream features more than 90 delicious ice cream recipes using all-vegan ingredients like nuts, dates, coconut milk, maple syrup, and fruit, plus recipes for raw vegan ice creams and sauces.

Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or following a dairy-free diet, you don’t have to miss out on one of the world’s favorite desserts. Although ice cream substitutes are available, none of them achieves the richness of the real thing or offers the breadth of delicious flavors—until now. Vegan Ice Cream offers decadent frozen alternatives that don’t rely on milk, cream, or refined white sugar. Instead, these luscious recipes use nut milks, fresh fruit, and natural sweeteners to create simple and inventive ice cream flavors, from old favorites like Chocolate Chip and Strawberry to exotic creations such as Pecan Pie, Pomegranate, Kiwi Mandarin, PiƱa Colada, Chai, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Gingersnap, and many more.

This fully revised edition now features more than 90 recipes, including raw vegan ice creams and sauces, and full-color photography throughout. From the very first taste, you’ll be astonished at just how tasty and rich vegan ice cream can be. So make room in your freezer, and never miss out on the joys of ice cream again.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

I've made several recipes from this cookbook and my two favorites are the Peppermint (which I added chocolate chips to - mint ice cream needs chocolate, in my opinion) and the Chocolate Pecan. The ingredients for most of the recipes are expensive (like raw cashews and maple syrup), but they are healthier than other ice cream recipes I've made. I love how quickly the ice cream can be ready to eat -- within a couple hours.
It takes a blender and ice cream maker to make these ice creams. I used the Vitamix and Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker - both of which I love and highly recommend.


 Peppermint Ice Cream:

This flavor is soooooo delicious! I've made it 2-3 times already and just love it! For this recipe alone, I love this cookbook. The ingredients are healthy and it's very easy to make. The green color (which you can't really see in the picture above) comes naturally via a superfood, which I love.

Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream:

This was a unique, but good flavor. I'm used to butter pecan ice cream, but I really liked how this recipe mixed chocolate with pecans.

Overall, a great cookbook. All of the recipes I've tried have turned out and, even though the flavor of a couple (like the Apple Cinnamon) weren't my cup of tea, there have been some real gems. I can't wait to try more recipes.

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