Posts Tagged ‘dairy free ice cream’

DIY Vegan Ice Cream



A few weeks ago we reported on an amazing ice-cream alternative treat for those of us that are looking for a dairy free or vegan frozen dessert. And while we love the convenience and the delicious “wow-factor”  of Coconut Bliss, we are always on the look out for delicious, healthful and economical ice-cream-like treats we can make at home.  And as it turns out, you can make an amazing and delicious frozen confection simply by freezing bananas and pureeing them.

Because of the high pectin content of bananas, they turn out creamy and soft when pureed in the food processor or blender, almost the exact same texture as soft serve ice-cream, although of course it is dairy free and gluten free and vegan. It can also be organic and fair trade, depending on the bananas you use. Continue »

Dairy Free Ice Cream Bars



We’re in the dog days of summer now, and the recent spate of hot days has many of us rushing to the freezer , scrambling after the Dicky Dee truck or headed to the local ye olde tyme ice-cream shoppe for a milkshake, ice cream cone or frozen confection on a stick like a Haagen Dazs bar.

But for the vegans among us, or those of us cutting down on dairy, some of the options out there leave a lot to be desired when it comes to flavor and fun. And let’s face it, if we’re reaching for an ice cream or frozen yogurt snack, we aren’t thinking about restraint, we’re thinking of indulgence.
Can you have it both ways? Continue »