We all have memories that are connected to food – warm apple pie, macaroni and cheese, corn dogs movie theater popcorn, ice cream – these are just a few of the foods that allow us to reconnect with our friends and family even when they’re not in our immediate presence.
When I was a kid, my mom bought creamsicle ice cream by the gallon. I have five siblings so it never lasted long. As the summer ends, I find myself craving the creamsicle ice cream that connected me to my siblings and the blissful summer days of my childhood.
Unfortunately, I’ve developed several food allergies and intolerances since then, so the gallon-sized tubs of ice cream I ate when I was a kid are no longer an option. But there’s good news, I managed to create a healthier, allergy-friendly recipe that tastes just as delicious.
Vegan Orange Creamsicle Soft Serve
- 16oz (4-5 oranges), peeled, chopped and frozen
- 1 cup cold coconut cream
- ½ cup coconut milk (from the carton)
- 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of salt
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy, about 3-4 minutes, depending on the size of the orange pieces. Freeze the soft serve for 30-60 minutes, or until it’s frozen just enough to scoop.
If left in the freezer for too long, let sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, process again in a food processor and serve.
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About the Author:
For years Jennifer Sterling struggled with food owning her life. When she took control of her plate, she developed a strong passion. With a background in body movement, dance, and being a once-upon-a-time bakery owner, she now helps women create mindful lives at www.jennifersterling.com.