It seems that everyone here at The Blacker The Berry Food are looking for simple and delicious ways to beat the heat, from peach infused sweet tea to a delightful zucchini-avocado salsa and now our resident vegetarian Tiffany Griffin shares with us one recipe among many that are helping her stay cool in our nations capital. Vegan Lime and Toasted Coconut Gelato, sounds crazy I know but I will really call you crazy if you don’t give it a try. Silken tofu is the secret ingredient that gives this Gelato that smooth and creamy mouthfeel that the real stuff is known for. And the flavors of lime and coconut are just made for each other. So much so that if I’m not mistaken there was a song written about it. ~ Heather Watkins Jones
Well folks, summer is winding down and the feeling is bittersweet. Traditionally, I have loved summer, but that was before I moved to DC, without a car. Summer used to mean short walks in and out of air conditioning. But this year, summer has meant record breaking heat, humidity and a two mile (walking) commute to and from work. Oy vey! Thank goodness for frozen treats, like this vegan “gelato!” It’s rich and creamy, but doesn’t have any dairy, so it won’t make you queasy when the temperatures hit three figures. I just know you’re gonna love it! And for more (vegan and non-vegan) summertime frozen treats, be sure to check me out over at Como Water!
Vegan Lime Toasted Coconut “Gelato”Ingredients:
1 block silken tofu
1 14 oz. can full fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest and juice from 1 lime
¾ cup vegan sugar
¼ cup shredded coconut
1 cup shredded coconut—toasted
Combine all ingredients, except the toasted coconut, in a blender until completely smooth. Add mixture to an ice cream maker and run according to manufacturer’s instructions. After 20 minutes, add the toasted coconut and run the ice cream maker for approximately 2-5 additional minutes. Remove mixture from ice cream maker and transfer to a freezer safe container. Freeze until frozen. Enjoy!!!
The Blacker The Berry Food “Resident Vegetarian” Tiffany Griffin is a Psychologist by day and successful food blogger in her other waking hours. Check out Como Waterto keep up with all of her veggie eating adventures.