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. Back from Paris, time to catch up on my favorite blogs! :)
    Ha, now I see where the butterscotch ice cream you tweeted about a little earlier today comes from! ;) Have fun trying those creative ice cream recipes!
    It’s funny that New England is exotic to you; it’s the least exotic part of the USA to me… Hey, they even make maple syrup there!

  2. ahh what a great gift!! i freakin love homemade ice cream. i was never much of an ice cream lover until i bought a machine and started making my own.

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