A Very “Cool” Gift : The Vegan Scoop

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I’m a gleeful little Shellyfish today because I’ve just received a copy of the brand-spanking new The Vegan Scoop: 150 Recipes for Dairy-Free Ice Cream That Tastes Better Than The Real Thing” by Wheeler Del Torro, Founder and Owner of Wheeler’s Frozen Dessert Company.

So here’s the really, really cool part – the super-cool Amanda of Gemusings sent me this sweet sweet New England love! That’s right, Wheeler’s yummy ice cream has been for me (and for many others) out of reach – because well, there’s that Atlantic Ocean in the way and all…but I was a lucky ducky in Amanda’s drawing. I just love Amanda’s blog, she’s always got the cutest critters and blogs about the New England area in the United States – an area I find so exotic sounding! I’m so happy that she’s become a friend over the past few months.

The Vegan Scoop

The book itself is a glossy scoop of eye-candy with 9 mouth-watering chapters. It’s beautifully photographed, a real pleasure just to sit down and look at the amazing frosty creations. I’ve not yet had time to properly ogle over the pages, but I’ve already dressed a list of things I can’t wait to make, including : Mojito Sorbet, Lavender, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Key Lime, Black Currant Tea, Toffee, Green Tea, Sweet Curry Coconut…ok, you get the idea. There are even chapters on “Ice Cream Vessels and Sauces” and “Ice Cream Sides and Desserts”!

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Now all I need is an ice cream maker! Amanda has a great mini-review here if you’re in the U.S. I couldn’t help but look at Ebay France earlier, you know, just to see…actually Monsieur Fish is a big fan of sorbet (raspberry in particular), so I might have to suggest to him how wonderful it would be if I could make him some of these delicious recipes…you know, for him.

And I almost forgot! Amanda included some delicious dark chocolate!

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Salt chocolate! One of my favourite kinds of chocolate. It’s only an occasional indulgence, but oh so heavenly! Thank you again, Amanda. You were already such a generous member of The 60-Day Project, and now this! It really means so much to me.

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18 thoughts on “A Very “Cool” Gift : The Vegan Scoop

  1. i need to get my hands on that book! i looooooove ice cream the mostest! when i was in NY visiting ryan & hector we had the yummiest vegan ice cream @ lula’s and i want to get an ice cream maker so i can enjoy vegan ice cream all the time! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! amanda = the best! and now i want to try and find salt chocolate – sounds like something i would absolutely adore!

  2. So hard for me to read this post – I have icy cold hands and am wrapped up in jerseys and blankets. It’s too cold for ice cream, we need pudding recipes!

  3. Hi Diann,
    Most of the recipes call for soy milk & soy creamer, however, there is a long explaination about how he suggests using other milks (nut, rice, etc.) and not to only use soy. He also gives specific recipes where coconut or almond might work better.

  4. Such a thoughtful gift! I’m debating on whether to buy Vegan Scoop. Can you tell me if most of the recipes use tofu as a base? I hope not because I would really like to buy the book.

  5. Awww!! So glad to spread the love! He suggests starting with the vanilla and the chocolate but I’m gonna be a little crazy and just jump right into the mint chocolate chip (my favorite!). Strangely enough we found eight of the cutest little glasses dishes for ice cream for free tonight on the sidewalk..is this a sign? Hum…
    Blogger buddies are the best!

  6. Looks delicious, how can Monsieur Fish resist getting an ice cream maker! I want you to get one so I can oogle the delicious ice cream without having the calories!

  7. What a beautiful book and luscious photos. Lucky you! Yeah, start the pressure to get the ice cream maker. I bet first hot day and Monsieur will buy it for you!

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