Always lovely to have people come back to the VBU! family. One such bloggers is RedGlitterX. From Australia, here she is in her own words, “With degree in theology and feminism, am also a Ordained Clergy Person, I have a strong social justice and civil rights ethic. The fight for animal rights is one of the more important, how we treat animals is a reflection on ourselves.” Her first post with VBU! was about the different names we give foods around the world. Her second post was a Decadent Triple Chocolate Cake recipe and her third, a dinner menu from the last trip of the Titanic, her fourth, post was about what Veganism is. For her latest post she is back with a lovely dessert recipe. Find her blog here: Vegan Animal Liberation Alliance. Follow her on Twitter as well. Welcome back Red Glitter X!
Easy Chocolate Ice-cream – Vegan (recipe)
Easy to make and even easier to eat. This chocolate ice-cream is a good substitute for those who miss it, or just want something that they can make at home to avoid the commercial products (which require a science degree to understand the ingredients list).
This recipe does not require an ice-cream machine. All measurements are rough-guides, adjust for taste.
This chocolate ice-cream stays smooth when frozen, does not form ice-crystals, and if left in a serving bowl too long melts into a tasty chocolate milk drink
Medium sized saucepan
Tablespoon – for measuring
Spoon – for stirring
Freezer-safe container with a lid
Measuring jug (optional)
4 heaped tablespoons of cocoa powder
3 heaped tablespoons of brown sugar (or char free sugar of choice)
2 heaped tablespoons of corn flour
pinch of salt
pinch of spice, eg. cinnamon, nutmeg
100 grams of grated chocolate (chocolate bar style chocolate)
conversion: 100 grams = 3.5274 ounces
about 3/4 of a litre / quart Milk of your choice (eg, almond, soy, rice)
conversion: 1 litre = 1.05669 US quart
Add some of the milk to the saucepan, heat over a very low heat
In the same bowl that ice-cream will be made in, mix the cocoa powder, brown sugar, corn flour, salt, spice
Add cocoa mixture to the slowly heating milk, mix well to remove any lumps
Chocolate milk mixture will start to thicken, stir well so it does not burn on the bottom
Add rest of the milk
Add the chocolate, grated or choc-chip sized to the milk, keep stirring. Do Not let the chocolate burn
When chocolate is melted, transfer to a freezable container.
Freeze, this will take a few hours
add cherries to give it a hint at Black Forest flavour
add alcohol-soaked raisins for a more adult variety
add chopped banana and flaked almonds
grated chocolate for choc-chip chocolate ice-cream