Monday, April 27, 2009

Vegan Ice Cream!!!

Wow! It's been such a beautiful sunny day! We hit about 25-27 degrees here in Toronto, and Ive been doing my best to enjoy it, despite having to work all morning into the afternoon, and having to study for tomorrow's exam. On my bike ride home from work, I saw three hawks (one was flying so low, it almost hit me! It had just caught something unfortunate). I decided to make some ice cream to get me through the hot day, and I'm so glad I did! It was so refreshing, and I haven't really enjoyed any store bought soy ice cream so this was an amazing treat for me! This is my first crack at it, and I don't have an ice cream maker so I wasn't sure how it would turn out. All I had to do was prepare the ingredients, and stir the mix every half hour or so. I enjoyed it in the gardens at the front and back of my house, on my study breaks.


1/2 cup carob nibs
1 inch chunk of dark chocolate (I'm only using this because I ran out of carob)
1 cup soy milk
2 tbsp of vanilla
1/2 a block of soft tofu


Melt the carob and chocolate
Blend with tofu
Slowly add soy milk and vanilla
Put in container, stir/blend every half hour


  1. Hey Katie,

    Thanks for the recipe, sounds great!

    I was searching for ice cream palours in Toronto that served vegan ice cream.

    Do you know any?

    I found this one:

    Do you know if it's any good?



  2. those flowers look something mighty tastey

    i cant believe you made ice cream so simply it looks amaaaaaaaazing

  3. Hey JP, I don't think I've ever been to an ice cream parlour, but I'm all curious now! I did a quick Google search and I came up with some names:
    Hollywood Gelato serves soy gelato
    King's Cafe in Kengsington serves soy-n-joy ice cream
    La Paloma serves soy gelato
    Sweet Fantasies has Tofutti vegan ice cream, but my understanding is they ony have a couple flavours.
    I'll be watching for vegan ice cream places this summer though!

  4. You can get vegan ice cream at Queen & Dufferin...a place called M&B Yummy. It's an Ethopian restaurant that is vegan.

    Oh and Katie...i love the garden photos! I'll have to come by on a nice day to see it. Yoga soon!!

  5. Mel I keep reading amazing restaurant reviews of M&B Yummy, we should go sometime!