Mine was an ice cream maker.
For $20 (I love you, Target), my little Sunbeam ice cream maker whips up little batches in 25 minutes. It’s got a canister with thick walls and some mystery goo encased inside (the ice cream doesn’t touch it! don’t worry)… that, once frozen, makes ice cream happen. You just mix up your ice cream recipe, pour it into the cold canister, then put the lid on. The paddle within the lid mixes the ice cream so that it’s constantly moving against the cold walls of the canister while air gets whipped in. Then ta da! Chocolate-cherry coconut milk ice cream.
I love this ice cream maker, and this chocolate cherry ice cream recipe. Here it is for you to try. I recommend eating it right away if you like a custard-y consistency, and popping it in the freezer for 1/2 hour to harden. Use regular coconut milk for a creamier ice cream, and light coconut milk for an icier treat. Store leftovers (like you’ll have any…) in an air tight freezer-safe container.
What you need:
– 1 can (approx 13 oz) coconut milk
– 1/4 cup soy cream
– 1/3 cup sugar or agave nectar (it’ll be a little sweeter with the agave, so you can use a little less)
– 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
– 1/3 cup fresh cherries, halved and pitted (just remove stems, cut around the circumference and pop out the pit)
What to do:
Heat the coconut milk, soy cream and sweetener in a sauce pan over medium heat. Mix well and add the chocolate chips. Mix ’til melted then remove from heat and add the cherries. Refrigerate ’til cool. If you want the chocolate to swirl instead of mix totally, melt it separately and gently swirl it into the cooled coconut milk mixture.
Then just pour into your ice cream maker and let it go according to directions and you’ve got yourself a treat.
Ohhhh. We also made banana-peanut butter-chocolate-walnut. No recipe (ice cream frenzy), but pictures! Melty pictures. Stupid hot day.
Miss Rachel’s Pantry is a vegan personal chef, meal delivery, and catering company in Philadelphia, Pa, making real-deal homestyle food. To contact her for more information, her blog is:www.missrachelspantry.blogspot.com and her website is: www.missrachelspantry.com
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