Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer Memories

As a kid summertime was the best time of the year...no school, play all day, vacations, nothing but fun! I try to keep that same laid back summer attitude with the boys. John and I work less and are able to hang out and play more and we all have a blast! This morning we played out in the "cooler" summer weather. (It was what... only 90 out this morning?) and this afternoon we made ice cream from my new cook book Lick It! by Cathe Olson. Yum!

Vanilla Ice Cream
from Lick It! Creamy, Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams
by Cathe Olson

(had to plug my biz!)

1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk
1 1/4 cup non dairy milk (I'm not a vegan so I used raw cow's milk)
1/2 cup granulated sugar or agave syrup
1 T vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended. Cover and chill in fridge for at least 2 hours. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.

We really enjoyed it! This is the first recipe that I have made but with more like lavender ice cream, strawberry lemonade sorbet, white chocolate brownie bars, and orange cream float, you can bet we will be eating lots of yummy ice cream treats all summer long!

Side Note:I wish I had a picture of the boys eating their ice cream, but Sunday night Tyler drooled in my phone and now it doesn't work and that was my main picture taking device =( I should be up and running again with a brand new phone tomorrow *crossing my fingers*


  1. Yay! This recipe looks easy and yummy - my favorite combo! Gonna have to go get some more coconut milk so I can make some too!

    I miss your phone! ;o) HUGS!

    (just lovin' the exclamation points today, aren't I?)

  2. oh man- invite me over for lavender ice cream. puh-lease!!!