Vegan Ice Cream Books

There are few things as rewarding as making your own ice cream. You get to choose your nut base, flavor, ad-ins, and can totally customize the creamy dessert to your liking. If this seems like your cup-of-cream, you’re in luck. There are upwards of 10 vegan ice cream cookbooks available on Amazon.com! And you can pick up an ice cream maker for under $50.

    

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you have kids or simply like to feel like a kid every once in a while, you’ve got to try these delicious vegan ice cream sandwiches. Tofutti Cuties are widely distributed and perfect for parties, kids birthdays and summertime treats.

Tip # 5: Vegan Ice Cream 101

Vegan Double Rainbow Ice Cream

Summer is near, and we’re here to crush the myth that vegan ice cream is hard to find! In this video we break down the difference between ice cream, sherbet (not vegan) and sorbet (almost always vegan), and share some of the most easy-to-find vegan frozen dessert brands.

Banana Frozen Yogurt

banana soft serve

Did you know that you can make your own vegan soft serve in minutes using just one simple ingredient? This frozen yogurt is not only vegan but it’s also healthy.  The secret ingredient: Bananas. Here’s how its done.

Step 1: Peel, slice and freeze bananas overnight. The bananas should be slightly overripe—spotted but not completely brown.

Step 2: Add two-to-three frozen bananas to a blender or a food processor.

Step 3: Blend! If you are able to blend the banana on it’s own, that’s ideal. If you don’t have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, you may need to add one or two tablespoons of soy, almond, or coconut milk to get things moving. Just remember, the less liquid you add, the more ice-cream-like it will be.

Step 4: Blend it up! As soon as it turns white (indicating that it has aerated) and hits a creamy frozen yogurt consistency, you’re done. People will go bananas for this stuff.

You can also add a tablespoon of cocoa powder, chocolate sauce, or peanut butter and pulse until combined to make chocolate or peanut butter flavored frozen yogurt. This can make a delicious treat on its own, but can be a really fun family event by adding toppings like fruit, chocolate chips, crumbled cookies, and chocolate sauce.

As soon as I discovered this—natures ice cream—it became a staple in my kitchen. I encourage you to try this at your home!

First Vegan School in the U.S.

This past week NPR published an article about film director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron creating an all-vegan school. Tired of the conventional school system, Suzy went to work creating her own environmentally-conscious school called Muse. The Camerons recently decided that within the next year-and-a-half, the school will transition to serving only plant-based foods. Unless another school somehow beats them to it, this will become the first 100% vegan school in the United States!

Watch our video below discussing this news, why it is so important, and what you can do to help get children access to healthy vegan food in school.

The Case Against Milk

dairy calf

Got cruelty? Got saturated fat? Got greenhouse gasses? Got somatic cells (a.k.a. pus)? Well, when you drink cows’ milk, you get all of those things—and nothing good that you can’t get from almond or soy milk. So why do people drink cows’ milk? The answer is quite simple: habit and brainwashing from the dairy industry.

Think about it: Humans are the only species to drink milk past infancy, and certainly the only species to drink the milk of a different species. Milk that is meant for baby calves, to rapidly grow them to 1,000 pound adults. Instead, we sell this stuff to adult humans who should have been weaned decades ago. It’s crazy!

Watch our video below to see five reasons to ditch dairy, and please share this with anyone you know who still believes that cows’ milk is somehow important. And next time you’re in the grocery store, please—for everyone’s sake—choose soy or almond milk instead.

All Vegan Cafe: Timeless Coffee

vegan cafe

You walk into a café and the barista asks: “Would you like almond or soy?” Seems like a dream, right? Not at Timeless Coffee Roastery and Bakery, the first all-vegan café in Oakland! They serve delicious home-roasted coffee drinks as well as a wide variety of baked goods, chocolate treats, and vegan brunch specials.

Next time you’re in the Bay Area, be sure to plan a stop at Timeless. Until then, watch this video to take a peek inside.

Best Vegan Yogurt: WholeSoy & Co.

WholeSoy vegan yogurt

Transitioning to vegan just became much easier with the return of WholeSoy yogurt to the marketplace. WholeSoy & Co. had been off the shelves for a while, but they are back, and they are our favorite brand of vegan yogurt. They are very similar to their dairy-based counterparts, but without the unnecessary cruelty.

Watch our video review below and remember, with all the vegan yogurt options now on the market, there is never a need to turn to dairy!

Vegan Coffee Creamer

Coffee Creamer

With all the cruelty-free vegan milks and coffee creamers on the market, there is no reason to ever be putting moo-juice in your morning latte. This video will give you the information and the nudge you need to make the switch.

Recipe: Vegan Grilled Cheese

Vegan Grilled Cheese

There’s something nostalgic and comforting about a gooey grilled cheese sandwich hot off the grill. Why should vegans have to give that up? We shouldn’t. Here’s a video showing you how to make the ultimate vegan grilled cheese sandwich with just three ingredients. Bon appétit!

Ingredients:

  • Bread (Sourdough or any vegan bread will do)
  • Butter (Earth Balance works perfectly, or you can make your own palm-oil-free butter)
  • Daiya cheese shreds (You can use any flavor or mixture thereof. You can also use the Daiya cheese slices, but I find that the shreds create the most authentic grilled cheese.)