Vegan Ice Cream
With ice pop molds and fresh summer fruits, it’s so easy to create refreshing and healthy treats, like these, made of pureed mango or nectarine and whole blueberries. Make sure your fruit is lush and ripe or these won’t have optimal flavor. Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds,* shown in this photo, are easy to use and easy to clean. But use what you have! You can even make ice pops in small paper cups, with wooden popsicle sticks.
When you taste this, you won’t believe that this frozen treat is made almost purely of banana. The velvety texture and mild chocolate-coffee flavor will have you hooked. Best of all, you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it, though a food processor or blender is a must! Freezing bananas that are getting almost too ripe is a great thing to do, for treats like this, or for using in smoothies. more→
These ice pops feature oranges, kiwis, and mangoes, plus coconut water, which is chock-full of electrolytes, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Recipe and photo from Ice Pop Joy* by Anni Daulter (Sellers Publishing, © 2012), reprinted by permission. more→
These enticing honeydew ice pops are low in fat and high in water content, so they’re the perfect pleasure on a hot sunny
day! Recipe and photo from Ice Pop Joy* by Anni Daulter (Sellers Publishing, © 2012), reprinted by permission.
Making a cup of coffee is a time-honored, complex ritual in Turkey. Brewed in an ornate metal ibrik directly over the stove, the ground coffee is heaped straight into the vessel and never filtered. Though it may be a turnoff to some, the grounds are welcome to settle to the bottom in a thick sludge adding body to the whole drink and supposedly telling the drinker’s fortune, like spent tea leaves. more→
Fit for an opera star, the original peach melba kept all components separate: Ice cream melting coldly in one corner of the plate, raspberry sauce congealing somewhere nearby, and peaches slowly losing warmth all by their lonesome. The idea was that the warm fruits would bring up the temperature of the ice cream enough that it wouldn’t threaten the precious vocal chords of Nellie Melba, Australian soprano of the late 19th century, and thus allow her to enjoy a frozen treat.
Textural contrast is what keeps a big bowl of ice cream interesting through each and every bite, and precisely why a magical shell topping can be so dangerously addictive. A sauce that pours on as a liquid but instantly solidifies upon hitting a frosty scoop of ice cream, it’s almost as much fun to play with as it is to eat. Chocolate is always the most popular with any crowd, but don’t let the classic limit your creativity! Plenty of other flavors can add a crunch that’s just as sweet and satisfying. Recipe and photo courtesy of Hannah Kaminsky, from Vegan a la Mode.* Reprinted with permission of the author and Skyhorse Publishing. more→
Ice pops made from real fruits and veggies are a win-win — lots of fun for kids to eat, and reassuring for parents to know they’re giving their children a wholesome treat. Recipe adapted from a contribution by the Betty Crocker company. more→