Thursday, December 1, 2011
What about ice cream, Veganmama?
Ice cream? I get it.
I grew up wanting nothing but ice cream when I wanted a treat. A softball game win was rewarded by ice cream. Trips to Maine were incomplete without trips to the local (amazing) ice cream parlor (Smiley's and the Mrs. and Me!). Ice cream represents a lot to a lot of people, and I don't judge! But I wanted to write a post that reminded readers there are options, and the options are starting to get REALLY good!
Believe it or not, I hadn't tried non-dairy ice cream until Thanksgiving. I'd made a gingerbread (vegan, along with the most incredible icing ever!) and felt it would be best served with a scoop of vanilla. My expectations were low (kind of like my carrot juice post!), but I was really surprised how good it was! And everyone who tried it agreed, even my kids! And the nice thing about it, it's not the kind of taste that makes you want to polish off the whole pint. It's refreshing, it's flavorful and it's good! Have you tried some? Not sorbet, but the coconut or soy-based products out there? They are a little pricey, but they're worth it. Trust me!