Sunday, June 22, 2008

First truly successful attempt at non-dairy ice cream!

In the past, using A Vegan Ice Cream Paradise's recipes and my ice cream maker, I had always found that the ice cream I made didn't freeze enough during mixing, and/or ended up developing chunky ice crystals in the freezer.

Playing with different non-dairy milks/creams (such as varying types of soy milk and coconut milk) led to the eventual finding — during a green tea batch — that using nothing but soy creamer as the liquid-component in my recipes yielded a predominately ice-crystal-free ice cream.

I was still having difficulty with the mixture freezing during mixing, so decided to try a half-batch of soy ice cream, using this Lazy Vanilla recipe. I had saved crumbs from a non-dairy shortbread with cocoa nibs, and more crumbs from the brownie crust of the pie I made for dad. The end result froze beautifully during mixing, is ice-crystal- and dairy-free!

I think I like making half-batches better than full ones, any way, as I don't feel overwhelmed by the amount I have to eat before I can make the next batch, and get through more flavour combinations this way.

Update: now with video!



At Sun Jun 22, 02:20:00 pm GMT-4, Anonymous Wanda said...

Hey Leah!

It looks GOOD!!!!!!!!!!! Makes me want some badly to try!

At Sun Jun 22, 09:53:00 pm GMT-4, Blogger Emma said...

Yummy! When can I come over?


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