I’m Baaaaack….kind of…with a Vanilla Ice Milk dessert recipe!
I know I have been away from the blog for a loooong time! Things have been crazy busy for me! I am still undergoing medical treatments which take up a lot of my time every week. And even though I have a ton of down time while I am at the hospital, I worry that I don’t really have anything noteworthy to blog about, so I tend to just not blog while I am there!
I am so appreciative of the fact that you guys still send me messages and comments, and want you to know that I read all of your guys’ blogs daily! (like I said, I have a lot of down time!)
I wanted to post a dessert recipe today, but it is kind of a revised dessert recipe. It makes a great, healthy recipe if you are having guests because it is easy, delicious, and presents itself well. I have found that all of my friends love the Best Brownies Ever, so I have been making those, topped with a Vanilla Ice Milk. If I am looking for a more diet-friendly option, I make my Three Bite Chocolate Brownies, which are really good as well, but quite a bit healthier, also topped with the ice milk, sundae style ;) I don’t think that I made this Vanilla Ice Milk recipe up…I think I must have just adapted a bunch of other similar recipes that I found.
Vanilla Ice Milk: (totally customizable in terms of flavour!)
(50 calories, 5 grams fat, gluten free, and vegan!)
1 cup non-dairy milk (I prefer So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk for this recipe, because the creaminess lends itself well to the ice milk texture, making it seem rich, like regular ice cream would be!)
Teeny tiny pinch of salt (like reaaaallly tiny)-but don’t omit!
1/3 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Sweetener of choice (I use 1-2 packets of Truvia, but you could use any sugar substitute, or even regular sugar. But sweeten to your own tastes-you can try to milk mixture before it is frozen to determine if it is sweet enough!)
-Mix the ingredients well in a small bowl
-Pour into ice cube tray and freeze
-After frozen, pop ice milk cubes out. Drop into Vita Mix or other high powered blender. If you are not using the Vita Mix, I think you may need to thaw the cubes for a few minutes before blending. Blend them up until you have a thick ice milk.
-Once this is done, you will have a thick, creamy ice milk. I sometimes pour the ice milk back into a deep container and put it back into the freezer for a little bit, then use an ice cream scoop to serve it, because it looks prettier. But truth be told, if I am not serving it to someone else, I don’t usually bother with the presentation/style steps!
You can top this any way you like; I like it with the brownies, and even though I put some chocolate sauce on it for the photo, I usually just eat the two together without anything else. But you could add sauces, Soyatoo, melted peanut butter, anything really!
I am hoping that I will be able to post more frequently, but if that’s not the case, I will be back with recipes as often as I can! I have a cupcake recipe all ready to share with you guys, so I will probably be posting that soon!!