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3.0 out of 5 stars Nobody's fooled..., September 18, 2009
This review is from: The Vegan Scoop: 150 Recipes for Dairy-Free Ice Cream that Tastes Better Than the "Real" Thing (Paperback)
The recipes in this book work. You can make a reasonable facsimile of ice cream. The problem is that only someone who hasn't eaten dairy-based ice cream in years is going to be fooled because the taste and the texture are just wrong. Both of these issues arise from the fact that the author has attempted to make this ice cream "healthy" by creating low-calorie, low-fat ice cream (Would you really be eating ice cream if you are concerned about health?) If you know a little about cooking, you know that fat enhances the flavor of food. Since there is so little fat in these ice creams, a lot of extract is added to create enough flavor. Many recipes call for one tablespoon of vanilla extract. Each recipe makes a little less than a quart of ice cream so this is way too much extract. The minimal amounts of fat also result in an ice cream that just isn't creamy. Most of the ice creams I have made from this book freeze solid. Adding small amounts of alcohol to each batch help prevent this but the final result just isn't creamy.

There is good news! Another vegan ice cream book came out around the same time. It doesn't look as slick, but I have had much more success with these recipes. SO if you cannot have dairy ice cream, I recommend Lick It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love instead of this book.
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Initial post: Oct 22, 2009 8:41:27 AM PDT
Ivy says:
Yeah, I don't know if I believe the low-fat counts. He uses soy creamer, which is very high in fat.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010 4:51:43 AM PST
Lillyanne_M says:
According to my ice cream maker instruction booklet, since vanilla extract contains alcohol, it will inhibit the freezing process unless you add it at the very end. Maybe that's why the author uses such a large amount - to keep the ingredients from freezing solid. Just sayin'.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010 5:05:04 AM PST
Lillyanne_M says:
The very first recipe (the vanilla base) in "Lick It" also calls for a full tablespoon of vanilla extract.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2011 10:35:45 AM PDT
sheean says:
So should I put the vanilla extract in at the very end?
Thanks!
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