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Soooo…. technically this isn’t sherbet since by definition, sherbet is supposed to be made with fruit. But I don’t care for fruit in my ice cream (unless it’s black forest ice cream), so I made this with flowers instead. Since flowers turn into fruit, I’ve officially decided this qualifies as sherbet. This recipe makes more than a pint, but less than a quart of ice cream, so invite someone over to share it with.
Vegan Flower Sherbet Ice Cream Ingredients
Purchase vegan ice cream instead of making it and just skip to the decorations part.
- 1 can organic coconut milk (Whole Foods 365 brand is fairly cheap)
- 1 cup cashews (soaked for 8 hours, drained, and rinsed)
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon hibiscus flower powder
- ½ teaspoon butterfly pea flower powder
Vegan Flower Sherbet Ice Cream Directions
Blend the sugar, coconut milk, vanilla, soaked cashews, and salt in a blender until smooth.
Chill the blended mixture (covered) overnight.
Freeze 2 average sized bowls and the insert for your ice cream maker overnight.
Pour the chilled vanilla ice cream into an ice cream maker the next day.
Churn the vanilla ice cream according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
Mix the flower powders with a tiny bit of the leftover ice cream batter (or water if you don’t have any left) until you have 2 smooth pastes.
Divide vanilla ice cream into the 2 frozen bowls and add flower pastes to them, mixing until completely blended.
Transfer to a tupperware or any dish that you can cover and freeze. Add any plain vanilla ice cream left in the ice cream maker too.
Freeze the sherbet for up to 3 weeks.
Hint: If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can also just pour the ice cream mixture into a bowl and rest that bowl inside a bigger bowl that’s filled with ice. You’ll need to constantly stir it with a spatula, and you’ll likely have to restock your ice as it melts, but it works well enough. Or you can pick up a hand-crank Donvier, like the one I have, for $15 used.
Vegan Teddy Bear Ice Cream Cone Ingredients
- ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
- vegan rainbow sprinkles
Vegan Teddy Bear Ice Cream Cone Directions
Melt the chocolate until smooth.
Transfer the chocolate into a squeeze bottle.
Draw the eyes and nose onto a piece of parchment paper, plastic bag, or plastic wrap.
Chill or freeze until you’re ready to put them on your ice cream scoop.
Here’s a video showing how I made it.