Why is It Called Nice Cream?
It’s probably difficult to imagine yourself at the beach missing your favorite sticky snack, so nicely packaged in its edible sugary shell. It was for me too. That’s why I invented this pumpkin nice cream- for the those scorching hot days when the promises of vegan suddenly start to look draining!
There are a few solid facts i’m sure of in this world, and one of those is that it’s not nice to have no ice cream.
Nice cream is your plant based alternative to your favorite summer treat. It comes from plants instead of dairy products making it lactose free and face free friendly! Not to mention delicious.
What is Nice Cream Made Of?
The quality of a good scoop of ice cream ought to be judged not by its composition but by its merit.
Okay- I literally have no idea what percentage of that statement is actually logical. But it seems fitting for the festivities of this nice cream making party.
Vegan ice cream is made from all the nice things.
How Do I get Creative With This Nice Cream?
The longer you freeze nice cream, the harder the consistency. This is great if you want a more solid texture, but if you want a soft-serve consistency try for about 2 hours.
Nice cream is cool (no pun intended) because it can flex to fit your needs. Here’s how:
- Portion it into pre-packaged snack packs for the freezer
- Toss it in a smoothie
- Throw it in on a crepe
- Or waffles
- Make a float
Why Pumpkin in Nice Cream?
Pumpkin is loaded with all sorts of nutritional goodness. Not to mention all things pumpkin seem to be an instant addiction once the leaves start changing colors!
Here’s a few goodies you will get from your pumpkin puree:
- Loads of fiber to aid with digestion, managing cholesterol levels, and helping you feel full.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
How to Create the Candied Pecans
In my pre-vegan life, I would have simply slapped some butter and sugar into a pan with pecans over some heat.
Being vegan requires getting a little more creative with our fats. So I used a wee bit of coconut oil instead.
Damn did that make it all the more delicious- and followed the theme of this pumpkin treat fabulously.
How Long Does Nice Cream Last in the Freezer?
When you initially meet your nice cream, it will be the consistency of one of your favorite soft serve treats.
If that doesn’t work for you- freeze anywhere from 2-24 hours. Personally, I enjoy my ice cream a little harder consistency. So I let it freezer for about 4 hours.
Nice cream can last in the freezer for up to 3 months in a tightly sealed container.
How Do You Make Your Ice Cream Nice?
We can be confident about a few things with nice cream:
- It’s dairy free
- Its delicious
- It’s packed with protein
- It’s packed with antioxidants
- It’s a cool kick for a hot day or event.
I was feeling festive with this pumpkin nice cream. There are a million ways to make ice cream nice!
Do you enjoy added fruits? Combining various nut varieties? Piling it with chocolate and peanut butter?
Drop a line below for your favorite nice cream combos! Every vegan should know how to make the perfect nice cream!
Pumpkin Nice Cream
- 2 cups Pecans
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 6 med Bananas
- 1 tin conconut milk
- 1 tin pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp nutmeg
- ¼ cup blue agave
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- Add coconut oil to medium heat in skillet. Add Pecans and brown sugar. Sautee until changes color slightly and becomes aeromatic.
- Add all nice cream ingredients to high powered blender. Blend on high for 1 minute.
- Top nice cream with candied pecans and coconut flakes. Enjoy.