Wheeler Del Torro’s Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream from The Vegan Scoop

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The Vegan Scoop: 150 Recipes for Dairy-Free Ice Cream that Tastes Better Than the "Real" Thing


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The Vegan Scoop goes far beyond those soy ice creams you find in the freezer section of your health food store. Sure, the book offers traditional favorites such as Vanilla, Rocky Road, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, but Wheeler rises to a challenge with Asian, Caribbean, and healthy flavors as well. Try Sweet Curry Fig or Thai Chile Chocolate or Almond Cookie to help settle into a good movie. On a different day, order up a double scoop of Pecan Apple Danish or Espresso Bean or Green Tea. And as you churn pay close attention to the Tasty Tidbits, quick and easy factoids about the ingredients in your bowl. You will also enjoy the Green Facts spread throughout the book, environmental stats and figures of note. But Wheeler wins my heart, indeed, with the Sides and Desserts section.

The Vegan Scoop serves up a vanilla ice cream that is lower in carbohydrates, sugar, and cholesterol than either Haagen-Dazs, Cold Stone, Ben & Jerry's, TCBY or even Dairy Queen. Completely dairy free, the recipes eliminate the saturated fat attack of this traditionally calorie-laden dessert. Better for me, better for the environment, and better for the animals I might be sharing the results of these recipes with, del Torro's creations are perfect for vegans, the lactose intolerant, or even just unsuspecting friends and family. And what better way to celebrate the publishing of a book on vegan ice cream than with a big fat scoop of Peanut Butter Banana topped off with a side of Chocolate Fudge Brownies!

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  • The Scoop on Vegan Ice Cream - Consumer Reports

    The Vegan Scoop brings the pleasures of the ice cream parlor into your home with 150 recipes for delicious frozen desserts that are so rich and creamy, they're better than the "real" thing--and contain one-third the calories!

    "The Vegan Scoop" brings the pleasures of the ice cream parlor into your home with 150 recipes for delicious frozen desserts that are so rich and creamy, they re better than the real thing and contain one-third the calories! Developed by vegan hipster Wheeler del Torro of Wheeler s Frozen Desserts, these faux creams feature 100 percent vegan-certified ingredients, making them suitable for both vegans and those with lactose intolerance and other dairy aversions. And with each serving containing approximately 80 calories nearly 100 calories fewer than a serving of traditional ice cream you can indulge with peace of mind (and keep your trim waistline!). Chapters are devoted to innovative flavor inspirations, and cover everything from Caribbean & Island Flavors to Healthy Flavors and Aphrodisiacal Flavors. You ll also find two chapters full of recipes for toppings, sauces, sides, and other dessert accompaniments. Recipes include: Peanut Butter Banana Black Sesame Chocolate Marshmallow Almond CookieOrange Passion FruitGranola Crunch Pecan Apple Danish Espresso Bean Vanilla Graham Cracker and hundreds more! "