Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wow! Another dairy-free ice cream cookbook!

Vegan ice cream recipes are popping up all over the place. I just found out about yet another dairy-free ice cream cookbook, this one published at the end of last year. I don't yet have a copy, but it looks interesting.

The Ice Dream Cookbook says it contains "dairy-free ice cream alternatives, with gluten-free cookies, compotes and sauces."

I don't know much else about the book. One review on Amazon states: "The Ice Dream Cookbook also focuses on low glycemic, using a combination of agave nectar and stevia in most of the 'ice cream' recipes. As best as I can tell, this is also a soy-free cookbook; the 'ice creams' are primarily coconut milk or nut-based. All of the recipes are vegan-friendly, but I would like to note that there are choices given, such as honey or agave and gelatin or agar agar."

This sounds like it could be a winner for those with gluten allergies and those who are looking to avoid using cane sugar. And there are suggestions for stevia, which is great because I get these questions all the time and I have no idea what to do with stevia. (My husband hates it and I'm none too fond either.)

Sadly, the cookbook isn't all vegan--see the note about honey and gelatin above--but we vegans are nothing if not creative, and it appears that you can work around any non-vegan suggestions. I should also note that the author is clearly not vegan (her blog has all the typical bullshit about the wonders of grass-feed meat). And I always prefer to support fellow vegans when I spend my money, so I'm not sure if I'll buy this book.

But, wow. I'm so excited that there are more and more vegan/dairy-free ice cream products--from hemp ice creams to cookbooks to new dreamy flavors in the supermarket.

Now if I can just get my butt in the kitchen and actually make some ice cream, that would be even better.


  1. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Thank you! I have a friend to buy this for!

    Kathy in MD

  2. People now are really aware of the healthy benefits of going veggies - and now as an icecream - unlike before wherein junkies of fastfood chains are at the forefront. This cookbook is an added value and a great gift idea for the unhealthy buff (for them to be aware too)

  3. Thanks for all the book reviews and I hope you are feeling better! Your post about vegan activism has inspired me to get more active and to donate to some vegan charities (such as vegan outreach)

  4. agave = good. stevia = yucky aftertaste. though that stevia diet soda has the nasty diet aftertaste that I sometimes miss. I used to love tab.

    you'll have yet another book to review because wheeler's has one coming out. the world has gone ice cream crazier. I can't remember which blog I was reading recently, but it had (vegan) rhubarb ice cream.

  5. I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful bolg, I got an Ice Cream maker as an early fathers day gift (And I've made nothing but my wife favorite lemon/lime sorbet in it since I received it) but have decided to lay off dairy for health reasons (after a marathon session of "Skinny Bastard" and the Michael Pollan books) - now I have a use for the soy milk before it goes bad (I never finish a 2l carton in 7 days since i'm the only one who drinks it)

  6. I came across your blog on the recommendation of a friend. It's wonderful! I have been working on a non-dairy ice cream for a friend and I think your site will help.

  7. Check out the book Vice Cream! It's delicious!

  8. I have been reading this blog for some time. Wanted to let you know that. I am a fan and enjoy your post. Most of the ice cream recipes sound great. I love ice cream . Good information about my favorite food. I have an ice cream maker and am always on the lookout for dairy-free low-fat new recipes to try! Have a lovely day. ice cream cookbook really good. Yes your blog really surprise anybody.

  9. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great book!