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24 7 / 2013

After consulting half a dozen baklava ice cream recipes and eating way too much baklava; I made this ice cream a total of four times. Two dairy versions and two vegan versions. I am sharing here the dairy version #2 which has as its base, a Vanilla Clove ice creamfrom  Scoop Adventures and a Phyllo-Nut-Crunch courtesy of Vegan A La Mode.  The earlier version had a Honey-Cinnamon ice cream base and was super delicious, but the honey flavor was overwhelming and my walnut pieces were too large and un-baklava-like. This Vanilla-Clove ice cream is nice (there IS clove in some baklava recipes after all), and the clove is quite subtle. I added some rosewater because I like the fragrance. In fact, I couldn’t tell you which base I prefer. Both are really good!
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VEGAN BAKLAVA ICE CREAM: I originally used only Almond Milk and the texture came out too slushy-icy.  Thanks to Hannah for her recommendation of So Delicious’ Coconut Creamer (Plain) — this creamer is amazing and made a huge difference when I made it again. I am also glad that the flavor is very neutral and doesn’t taste at all like coconut milk.

After consulting half a dozen baklava ice cream recipes and eating way too much baklava; I made this ice cream a total of four times. Two dairy versions and two vegan versions. I am sharing here the dairy version #2 which has as its base, a Vanilla Clove ice creamfrom  Scoop Adventures and a Phyllo-Nut-Crunch courtesy of Vegan A La Mode.  The earlier version had a Honey-Cinnamon ice cream base and was super delicious, but the honey flavor was overwhelming and my walnut pieces were too large and un-baklava-like. This Vanilla-Clove ice cream is nice (there IS clove in some baklava recipes after all), and the clove is quite subtle. I added some rosewater because I like the fragrance. In fact, I couldn’t tell you which base I prefer. Both are really good!

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VEGAN BAKLAVA ICE CREAM: I originally used only Almond Milk and the texture came out too slushy-icy.  Thanks to Hannah for her recommendation of So Delicious’ Coconut Creamer (Plain) — this creamer is amazing and made a huge difference when I made it again. I am also glad that the flavor is very neutral and doesn’t taste at all like coconut milk.

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01 6 / 2013

When Emily asked if I was making a Marmite ice cream, my immediate reaction was EEK. But then curiosity got the better of me and when I Googled and found a HOMITE©®℗™℠ Ice Cream recipe, I got excited. Here, I am using Vegemite because I grew up in Australia and used to enjoy Honey and Vegemite on toast in my teenage years (sometimes also Honey, Vegemite AND Peanut Butter on toast, but we won’t go there). In the original Homite ice cream recipe, the ratio of honey to yeast extract is 4:3, but I am going with a 8:1 ratio. Seriously, Vegemite/Marmite is really salty stuff and a tiny amount goes a long way :)
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UPDATE: It’s quite good! It’s just a little too sweet. I would reduce the amount of sugar to 1/3 cup and maybe reduce the honey also to 1/3 cup. Perfect amount of vegemite flavor!  PHOTO

When Emily asked if I was making a Marmite ice cream, my immediate reaction was EEK. But then curiosity got the better of me and when I Googled and found a HOMITE©®℗™℠ Ice Cream recipe, I got excited. Here, I am using Vegemite because I grew up in Australia and used to enjoy Honey and Vegemite on toast in my teenage years (sometimes also Honey, Vegemite AND Peanut Butter on toast, but we won’t go there). In the original Homite ice cream recipe, the ratio of honey to yeast extract is 4:3, but I am going with a 8:1 ratio. Seriously, Vegemite/Marmite is really salty stuff and a tiny amount goes a long way :)

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UPDATE: It’s quite good! It’s just a little too sweet. I would reduce the amount of sugar to 1/3 cup and maybe reduce the honey also to 1/3 cup. Perfect amount of vegemite flavor!  PHOTO

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27 8 / 2012

Birthday gift to Maria who requested something with lavender. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIA! xox   PHOTO

Birthday gift to Maria who requested something with lavender. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIA! xox   PHOTO

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26 8 / 2012

Inspired by the Bee’s Knees cocktail, which is Lemon Juice, Honey and Gin. I added a bit of lavender to give it a Provençal twist. This recipe is like a boozy version of the Lemon-Lavender Ice Cream recipe. P.S. “The Bee’s Knees” is also one of my dog's several silly nicknames. eg, "Well, aren’t YOU the Bee’s Knees?"

Inspired by the Bee’s Knees cocktail, which is Lemon Juice, Honey and Gin. I added a bit of lavender to give it a Provençal twist. This recipe is like a boozy version of the Lemon-Lavender Ice Cream recipe. P.S. “The Bee’s Knees” is also one of my dog's several silly nicknames. eg, "Well, aren’t YOU the Bee’s Knees?"

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09 5 / 2012

Adapted from this recipe. I used Raw Orange Blossom Honey from my local farmer’s market.

Adapted from this recipe. I used Raw Orange Blossom Honey from my local farmer’s market.

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05 6 / 2011

Made with Goat’s Milk instead of regular milk.
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* This recipe is also on the fabulous THEY DRAW AND COOK website! Check it out HERE (it’s also printable!), and please share on facebook & twitter! xox

Made with Goat’s Milk instead of regular milk.

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* This recipe is also on the fabulous THEY DRAW AND COOK website! Check it out HERE (it’s also printable!), and please share on facebook & twitter! xox