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.
This vegan ice cream contains real oranges, which are loaded with Vitamin C. As an essential vitamin, it helps our bodies grow new tissues and heal wounds. It also helps repair and maintain our cartilage, bones and teeth.
Have you tried Cara Cara Oranges? Find out more about this unique pink-fleshed orange from down under.
Vegan Orange Creamsicle Soft Serve
- 1 lb. (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 and serve!
Note: If left in the freezer for too long, let it 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.