Happy Herbivore Blog

January 9, 2009

Low Fat Vegan Ice Cream Recipe (Tofu Ice Cream)

It does exist! My mother bought me an ice cream machine as a Holiday gift (go Mom!) and I've been antsy to try it out. (I have Cuisinart's Ice Cream Maker. You can find it online for roughly $30)

tofu icecream

The Cuisinart came with a little recipe book for making homemade ice cream... but every recipe called for cream or whole milk... I suppose I could have substituted canned coconut milk or soy creamer but I didn't like the idea of eating all that fat... so I scoured the internet for a low fat ice cream recipe. Eventually I came across one that used tofu and gave it a try. The result? pretty damn spectacular. I added vanilla extract -- about 1 1/2 tsp, vegan chocolate chips and a whole wheat gram cracker to make a sort of "cookie dough" vegan vanilla ice cream.

Recipe:Tofu Ice Cream

Description

This basic recipe was developed by the chefs at Goodbaker Gourmet; I found it somewhere online and have been playing with it to make all sorts of flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, banana, cinnamon, strawberry and blueberry.

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth. Transfer mixture to an ice cream machine and allow the machine to run until ice cream has formed, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

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