Summer is almost here, and those hot days are always made a bit better with some ice cream. While vegan and dairy-free ice cream is becoming more widely available in both ice cream shops and in grocery stores, it’s much more fun to make your own.
The Best Homemade Cheese & Ice Cream Recipes by Marie Laforet focuses on this summer treat, as well as cheese, which can totally be dairy-free and delicious. If you don’t believe it, check out the recipes in this book.
Cheese and ice cream are two creamy, delicious dairy dishes that are major staples of the American diet. I understand they can be hard to give up, since they are often associated with loved ones and happy moments, but there’s a trick — don’t deprive yourself. Instead, find alternatives and create your own new favorite dishes like the ones in this book!
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Best Homemade Vegan Cheese & Ice Cream Recipes by Marie Laforet features all vegan and delicious cheese and ice cream recipes that are easy to follow.
MY OVERALL IMPRESSION
This book is a godsend for vegans who remember the taste of cheese and ice cream and want to learn how to make their own without animal products. It’s also nice for the nonbelievers who don’t think vegan cheese and ice cream can be delicious. I admit that I’m not a fan of vegan packaged dairy substitutes, but homemade is a different story. These recipes are great, and as a bonus, they’re also easy to follow.
WHAT SETS THIS BOOK APART
This book focuses specifically on ice cream and cheese, two American favorite foods that are difficult for anyone to stop eating. This book shows that just because you go vegan, you don’t have to give up delicious, creamy treats.
RECIPE DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Easy – Medium
FOCUS/MAIN TYPES OF DISHES
Cheese and ice cream. YAAAAAS.
A FEW RECIPES I BOOKMARKED
Here are some recipes you can find in this book:
- Parmesan (pg 18)
- Cheddar with Roasted Red Pepper (pg 20)
- Mozzarella (pg 22)
- Kombucha Cheese (46)
- Cheese with Olives and Rosemary (pg 54)
- Hummus Cheese Dip (pg 64)
- Creamy Shallot and Chive Cheese Spread (pg 66)
- Nacho Cheese Sauce (pg 70)
- Raspberry Frozen Yogurt (pg 94)
- Tomato, Strawberry and Basil Sorbet (pg 100)
- Banana Blueberry Milkshake Pops (108)
- Cucumber Mojito Paletas (114)
WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
This book is great for everyone, but it’s especially fun for those who don’t eat dairy and want to taste creamy cheese and ice cream again.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
The publisher of the book says, “All of the recipes contain natural and organic ingredients, making them healthy and surprisingly easy to prepare. With a little bit of organization and preparation, you’ll be creating sorbets, ice cream, ice pops and frozen desserts, along with flavorful artisanal cheeses, in the warmth and comfort of your kitchen.”
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