Recipe in a Flash: Strawberry Nice Cream (vegan)

It’s strawberry season! Time for some frozen strawberry decadence. Cashews make this super creamy. Ingredients 1 cup cubes of frozen, unsweetened pear sauce (or applesauce if unavailable) 1 cup frozen strawberries ¼ cup chopped cashews ⅛ teaspoon Truvia (½ packet) Instructions Put everything else in a blender or food processor (see my previous post for thoughts on blenders) and turn to high power following … Read more

Recipe in a Flash: Pomegranate-Strawberry Sorbet (vegan, lactose-free)

Pomegranates go on sale this time of year, so I froze some along with the applesauce I made recently for a rich sorbet. I love how it turned out—delicious, creamy and pomegranate-y. Ingredients ¾ cubes of frozen unsweetened applesauce* ¾ frozen strawberries ½ frozen pomegranate seeds, plus a few for sprinkling 1 tablespoon almonds 2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk Freeze the … Read more

Recipe in a Flash: Black Raspberry Nice Cream (Vegan)

Ingredients 1 cup cubes of frozen applesauce 1/2 cup frozen cherries 1/2 cup cup frozen black raspberry 15 almonds 1/8 teaspoon Truvia (1/2 packet) Instructions Reserving a few pomegranate seeds aside, put everything else in a blender or food processor (see my previous post for thoughts on blenders) and turn to high power following your blender manufacturer’s instructions. Use the blender’s tamper … Read more

Recipe in a Flash: Tomato Ice Cream

Tomato ice cream? It seemed like a good idea at the time. After all, the earliest ice creams were savory puddings served as appetizers and palate cleansers, not as desserts—or so I’ve heard. Besides, a tomato thrown in a blender with basil is basically minimalist Also, I had LOTS of tomatoes and didn’t want to eat them all the same … Read more

Recipe in a Flash: Black Raspberry Ice Cream

   Ingredients 1¼ cups frozen pear pieces or cubes of frozen pear sauce ½ cup frozen black raspberries ¼ cup frozen juneberries or blueberries 2 tablespoons heavy cream or unsweetened coconut milk (full fat) ¼ teaspoon or 1 packet Truvia (optional) Instructions Put everything in a blender or food processor (see my previous post for thoughts on blenders) and turn to high power following … Read more

Recipe in a Flash: Rose Ice Cream (vegan/paleo)

This ice cream features fruits, flowers and nuts from plants that are from the rose family, botanically speaking: strawberries, cherries, juneberries, almonds and, of course, roses. Notes on ingredients and substitutions are at the end. Ingredients 1 cup frozen strawberries ½ cup cherries ½ cup juneberries 2 tablespoons almonds 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut cream or coconut milk (full fat) 1 teaspoon … Read more

Recipe in a Flash: Fruit Crisp Frozen Yogurt

OK, so there’s not actually any crisp topping in this recipe. But the stone fruits and cinnamon make it taste like a frozen version of that favorite summer dessert. If you’d like some crunch, simply sprinkle it with chopped walnuts. Ingredients 1 cup frozen peach pieces ½ cup frozen pitted cherries ½ cup frozen pear pieces or frozen cubes of pear sauce ¼ … Read more

Recipe in a Flash: Peachnut Ice Cream

Blender ice creams are one of my favorite ways to eat fruits. They feel indulgent while actually providing a lot of nutrition. I had a disappointment recently when the peaches I’d bought at the grocery store ripened to a mealy texture. Biting into them was not the treat I had expected. Then I remembered that my blender doesn’t care if … Read more