Cinnamon Ice Cream

Cinnamon Ice Cream by Vicki Brett-Gach

Since I’ve been making ice cream twice a week (at least) for the entire month of July, it’s only fair that I share, right? I made this ice cream with my students in our Vegan Desserts class a few weeks ago and everyone really enjoyed it. The consistency is a little like soft-serve. You can allow it to firm up more in the freezer for a while, if you have more patience than I usually do. But honestly, this is ridiculously good either way. Recipe and photo contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen.

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Chocolate Chip Gelato

Chocolate Chip Gelato by Vicki Brett-Gach from Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen

Instead if buying store-bought non-dairy ice creams, you can make a batch of homemade vegan ice cream, with the best ingredients from your own kitchen, in just about 30 minutes. That’s close to what it might take to gather your group, drive somewhere, and wait in line for vegan ice cream – that is, if you were able to find one you really liked. Last weekend I got so inspired that I made three separate batches of ice cream. Here I share one of my all-time favorites – Chocolate Chip Gelato. It knocked everyone’s socks off, and could not be easier, with just four ingredients. Recipe and photo contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen.

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Vegan Beet Burgers

Vegan beet burgers

Burgers based on beets are all the rage in the vegan world. The red color is absolutely gorgeous! Serve as you would any other kind of burger — on buns or in pita bread, with your favorite fixings. They’re so flavorful, though, that I like to serve them on their own. If anything, I’d add a dollop of a quick vegan tartar sauce and serve these on their own with salad.

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Cucumber Cooler

Cucumber Cooler by Danielle Omar from Skinny Juices

The popular duo of watermelon and cucumber is perfect for rehydrating on a hot summer day. High in water and electrolytes, this juice balances the fluid levels in your body and keeps you cool . . . as a cucumber. From Skinny Juices by Danielle Omar, MS, RD. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong, © 2014.

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