Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving Spotlight

Next Thursday (November 27) is Thanksgiving here in the United States. I hope all of my readers will have a wonderful holiday. Unfortunately, vegans can end up feeling out of place at many tables, if celebrating with friends or family who insist on having a huge dead bird on the table. And proposing your own vegan Thanksgiving might not go over so well with everyone (but give it a try anyway). Often a compromise must be reached--even if we don't like it.

So this year I'd like to spotlight Pumpkin Ice Cream. It's one of the first ice creams I ever tried, back in the day when it was absolutely impossible to find more than four flavors of vegan ice cream, even at specialty stores. I still love this ice cream, and it's perfect this time of year. (If you want to make it really decadent, you can use part or all coconut milk.) I think it will please even the most critical non-vegan relative.


  1. Just inregard to your previous post about Guinness ice cream. I'm Irish and instead would use the very similar Irish stout Beamish (which is vegan). Great blog

  2. I made the Pumpkin Ice Cream a second time and added crumbled graham crackers and ginger snaps-delicious!

  3. I am just changing over (very rapidly!) to veganism. I hope from here on out I'm able to sustain being vegan. The cruelty - I just can't be a part of that any more. I was under-educated before ... but I'm not any more and there's no going back to being so horrible.

    And today I was thinking, "oh, no, what about when Thanksgiving rolls around..." but then I thought, "I can take a tofurky, mashed potatoes, yams&oranges.... and a big apple or pumpkin pie!" And I realized - that's enough!! Wonderful!!

    I'll have to supply all of that for myself at my 1-hour-away relatives' home. Because I know they'll smother in butter, cream... and other things. But I can bring those items and all will be great! Maybe even take broccoli to steam in the microwave too; but a big green salad would be fine too....