Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Simplest Vegan Ice Cream Ever

This recipe was shared on the Vegetarian Resource Group's list back in August 2003. Its our family's favorite.

Here's the original recipe:

Chrissa's Very Vegan Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

1 pkg mori-nu soft silken tofu
1 cup vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs vanilla extract
dash of salt
1/2 to 1 cup vegan semi sweet chocolate chips, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Freeze. Blend again until smooth and add chocoalte chips. Blend until mixed and refreeze.

If using an ice cream maker, pour blended ingredients in but wait until last five minutes to add chocolate chips.

Here's my version:
Katie's Very Vegan Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

1 pkg mori-nu soft silken tofu
1 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk
1 cup sugar
1/2 to 1 cup vegan semi sweet chocolate chips

Follow the above directions. I use an ice cream maker to make mine.

Here's an explanation of the changes I've made, in case you're wondering how my mind works. First of all, I eliminated the oil because I saw no need for it. Who needs the extra calories anyway? To make up for the lost liquid, I increased the vanilla soymilk. Since we were using vanilla soymilk, the vanilla extract seemed redundant and needlessly expensive, so I eliminated it. I don't chop the chocolate chips because it just makes a mess, no matter how I do it.

6 comments:

Vivacious Vegan said...

Do you have an ice cream maker? I've been debating getting one - hoping I might see one at a garage sale but I'd probably have better luck looking in December. Hahahah!! - Crystal

Katie said...

I do have an ice cream maker and I do use it for this recipe. I bet you're right, hot weather is probably the wrong time to find an ice cream maker at a garage sale, but you never know.

You might want to check out your local freecycle.org or craigslist.org site.

AnnMarie said...

I can rec'd the Donvier, which you carnk by hand. Not like the old fashioned ones though. It's the new type. You turn the handle every 2-5 minutes and it's not difficult (unless you wait too long). Takes NO electricity (other than the freezer to freeze the gel container of course). It has totally been worth the cost to buy a new one. I see them on eBay for a bit cheaper than you can buy them, too.

Katie said...

Annmarie,

Thanks for sharing your ice cream maker experience. Ours is electric with the gel container but I love the one you describe. I'll have to keep my eyes out for one like that.

Urban Vegan said...

Bet that "milk" shake hit the spot. Hey, can you send one down my way?

Katie said...

Sending one out to you right now!