Vegan Ice Cream

Creamy Pineapple Crush

Frozen vegan pineapple crush

Need a little treat? Pineapple ice cream with a dusting of shredded coconut and cacao nibs satisfies any sweet tooth…without the fat and processed sugar! Three basic ingredients, all pure foods, whipped up into a creamy frozen dessert that couldn’t be easier to make. Recipe and photo  contributed by Cristina Cavanaugh, from Begin Within Nutrition.
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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chip Ice Cream

This frozen dessert is so delicious you will never know it’s made from bananas and avocados. Avocados power up the nutrition in this dessert and gives it that beautiful green hue. Add a few drops of mint extract, chocolate chips and voila…Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream! Recipe and photos contributed from Cristina Cavanaugh of BeginWithin Nutrition.

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Fresh Mango or Nectarine and Blueberry Ice Pops

Mango ice pops

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.

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Mocha Banana Frozen Soft Serve

Vegan mocha frozen banana ice cream

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→

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Tropical Tofu Ice Pops

tropical tofu ice popsThese 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 Joyby Anni Daulter (Sellers Publishing, © 2012), reprinted by permission. more→

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Melon Madness Ice Pops

Honeydew ice popsThese 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 Joyby Anni Daulter (Sellers Publishing, © 2012), reprinted by permission.

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Turkish Coffee Ice Cream

Vegan Turkish Coffee Ice CreamMaking 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→

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Peach Melba Ice Cream

Vegan Peach Melba ice CreamFit 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. 
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