Monday, July 14, 2008

i am never buying storebought ice cream again.or an ice cream maker.

home made vanilla bean ice cream.made using mimiccreme.with no ice cream maker.made in the blender.takes longer,but i got perfect texture.vegan and soy-free.with organic vanilla beans my dad got while working in uganda. last year.

i will never buy store bought ice cream again.so good.

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seriously,probably the best vegan vanilla ice cream i've had.thought maybe the vanilla softserve at blossoming lotus was better...it's a tough call,and it's been a while.
i can't wait to make other flavours.like chocolate chip cookie dough.and cherry chocolate chunk.and cheesecake ice cream with actual chunks of cheesecake.yes.


No-Ice Cream Maker Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe


to make this,this is what i did:
3 cups sweetened mimiccreme
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 vanilla beans,scraped
a pinch sea salt

1.blend all thoroughly until very smooth in blender.

2.pour into ice cubes trays(i used 2.5)and freeze completely.

3.add cream mixture ice cubes back into blender and blend.a lot.until very smooth and creamy.stick blender in freezer about 2-3 hours.

4.it won't be completely frozen at this point,quite soft still.turn blender on again and whip/blend the mixture around until very smooth and creamy.will look like a super thick milkshake going round.

5.pour mixture into an airtight container(i used a plastic one that i bought something in bulk in once) and put in freezer.let freeze a lot.i left mine for about
6.5 hours and was good and frozen enough when i went to eat some.you can check earlier,but it might still be very soft.

this stuff is soo good.and it doesn't freeze rock solid-it freezes like good ice cream does,where if i apply a lot of pressure from the sides of the container i don't feel like my hand will break off.

i love you mimiccreme!
but do you think this might work as well with coconut milk/soy creamer?i might just try.

12 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, creamy goodness!

CeciLiA said...

omg!! Can I give you a kiss Evan?!! LOVE the NO ice cream maker recipe <333 you - yea, I wonder if it works well with coconut milk/even plain regular soy milk?!

Melisser said...

Ooh, we have mimicreme at the co-op I go to now!

lovelikeavegan said...

This looks awesome, I'll be trying this, most likely with coconut milk or soy creamer. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Evan!

Erin said...

Once I get my hands on this mimicreme I will definitely be trying ice cream, thanks!

Muted and Tender said...

I'm so glad I read this entry because I was considering buying an ice cream maker! This sounds like a much better alternative... on the wallet, anyway.

Dark Faerie said...

I need to try this....I had been leaning toward buying an ice cream maker but perhaps not. :)

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madcapcupcake said...

Sigh. We don't have mimicreme here. *weeps* Your ice cream looks delicious - you know it's good when you can see the vanilla bean in there.

bazu said...

I have to try this! I don't have mimicreme, but I have some oat cream and I've been wondering what to do with it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I had not heard of MimicCreme before so I will have to order some and try that ice cream recipe.

The Captain said...

Just found my way here from the PPK forums and am glad that I did. I will have to order some MimicCreme and make some home made ice cream.

Andrew said...

This is a really excellent recipe. I'm definitely going to adjust this for Sugar Free so that it can be used by people who can't have sugar!