How to Make Vegan Ice-cream Without an Ice-cream Maker or Food Processor

Gradually, I gave up all dairy and ultimately had to give up on ice-cream as well, or so I thought.  I decided to try making ice-cream with soy milk, almond milk, etc and along with much prayer I found much success.

As time progressed, I discovered an easier way to make ice-cream without using a food processor or ice-cream maker or blender.

So, just how to make ice-cream without a food processor or ice-cream maker?

Take your pick of

Super Rich Chocolate Ice-cream 

vegan ice-cream - Chocolate

OR

Rich Creamy Peanut Butter and Ginger Ice-cream

and discover how.

And yes, they are all Vegan!!!

Enjoy!

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Rich Creamy Peanut Butter and Ginger Ice-cream – Vegan

vegan ice-cream - Peanut butter and Ginger

Here’s another one of my Vegan ice-cream recipes that you can make without an ice-cream maker, food processor or blender.

For my Rich Creamy Peanut Butter and Ginger Ice-cream recipe, you’ll need:

 

Ingredients

250ml of cream alternative

2 pinches of salt

5 Tablespoons peanut butter

2 Tablespoons Agave Syrup

1 packet dried Ginger Tea (sweetened/sugar added)

METHOD

– In a microwaveable bowl add 5 Tablespoons peanut butter and heat for 30 seconds**.  Peanut butter should be warm (not hot) and slightly runny.

– In a medium sized bowl add 250 ml of cream alternative, 2 pinches of salt, softened peanut butter, 2 Tablespoons Agave Syrup, and 1 packet dried Ginger Tea

– Using a wire whisk, whisk together for 1 to 3 minutes

– Pour into airtight container

– Cover container tightly with plastic wrap before putting on container lid

– Freeze overnight

** As microwaves and wattages vary, please make proper adjustments with regard to the timing as the wattage on my microwave is 1300w.

Vegan Super Rich Chocolate Ice-cream

vegan ice-cream - Chocolate

Chocolate and Ice-cream?  Who doesn’t love it?

Here’s my super rich chocolate ice-cream recipe.  It’s Vegan and you don’t need a food processor or ice-cream maker or blender.

For this Super Rich Chocolate Ice-cream recipe, you’ll need:

 

Ingredients

250ml of cream alternative

1 pinch of salt

1 cup sweetened cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup

METHOD

– In a medium sized bowl add 250 ml of cream alternative, 1 pinch of salt, 1 cup sweetened cocoa powder, and 1 Tablespoon agave syrup

– Using a wire whisk, whisk together for 1 to 3 minutes

– Pour into airtight container

– Cover container tightly with plastic wrap before putting on container lid

– Freeze overnight

Vegan Cream Alternative

Dairy-free or Vegan Cream alternatives can be substituted in recipes that call for cream.

They are perfect with oatmeal, pancakes, soups, ice-creams, and more.

The brand featured here is by no means an endorsement.  This is just the first one I’ve used and I will continue to scope the market to see if there’s anything better.

Vegan Cream Alternatives are sold in Trinidad!  I purchased this at Tru Valu (Diamond Vale).

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Vegan Spicy Spinach Dip

This Vegan spicy spinach dip is easy to make and can be a real crowd pleaser at get-togethers.

Serve hot or cold, with whole wheat crackers, on pasta or on its own.

Here’s my spicy spinach dip recipe.

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Spicy Spinach Dip recipe

1 pack of frozen whole leaf spinach (450 grams)

½ cup water

¾ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt (fine)

2 teaspoons granulated onion powder

2 cloves garlic (peeled)

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 pimento peppers (seeded)

2 Tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon dried basil

1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast Flakes (optional)

METHOD:

– In a saucepan, add frozen chopped spinach and ½ cup water and 2 cloves garlic (peeled)

– Bring to boil

– Once the mixture has begun to boil, add ¾ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt (fine), 2 teaspoons granulated onion powder, 2 pimento peppers (seeded), ½ teaspoon dried basil, and 1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast flakes

– Stir well and let cook for a further 5-7 minutes

– Turn off heat

– Pour spinach mixture into your food processor or blender

– Next, add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to mixture and blend well

– Empty contents into serving bowl and garnish with crushed red pepper flakes.

– Serve and enjoy.

Candied Mango with Beets (a.k.a Red Mango)

Red mango is a local favorite fruit preserve.  Sweet, tangy, rich in color, with a hint of spice: this treat is irresistible.

I decided to create my own healthier version without all the fred mangoood coloring and preservatives.

I also used beets to get that beautiful dark red coloring.

Here’s my version of the popular Red Mango.

Candied Mango with Beets (a.k.a Red Mango) Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

500 grams frozen chopped green mango (just over 1 lb)

2 cups beets (roughly chopped – leave skins on)

5 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups brown sugar

2 dried Bay leaves

10 dried cloves

Squeeze of lemon (optional)

 

METHOD:

– In a medium sized pot, add 500 grams frozen chopped green mango, 2 cups beets (roughly chopped), 5 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 cups brown sugar, 2 dried Bay leaves, 10 dried cloves and bring to boil.

– When mixture has begun to boil, continue to boil uncovered for about 1 – 2 hours, stirring occasionally (or until mango and beets are soft and tender and liquid has turned into a thick syrupy sauce)

– Turn off heat and cool

– Just before serving, add a squeeze of lemon (optional)

Simple Berry Fruit Topping

vegan pancakes and berry fruit toppingSimple Berry Fruit Topping

Do you love cherry or berry toppings for your pancakes and waffles, but hate the store-bought ones laden with preservatives?  I hear you, so do I.

So I thought “I could make my own fruit topping”.  How hard could it be?

Not hard at all!

Here’s my Simple Berry Fruit Topping recipe:

 

Simple Berry Topping Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen mixed fruit

½ cup unsweetened orange juice (can be substituted for apple juice for a sweeter topping)

Pinch salt

¼ teaspoon dried ginger (Optional)

2 Tablespoons water

1 teaspoon corn starch

 

METHOD

– In a saucepan, add mixed fruit, orange juice, dried ginger (optional), and pinch of salt and bring to a boil, cooking over medium-high heat

– Let simmer on medium-high heat for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

– Turn down heat to low setting.

– In a small bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon corn starch.  Mix well.

– Add immediately to berry mixture in saucepan.  Stir well

– Cook on low heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

– Turn off heat and let cool.

– Serve with your favorite pancakes or waffles and enjoy!