Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Chamomile Ice Cream with Agave Almonds- Vegan Mofo Day 5
I enjoyed the iced tea so much that I thought of combining chamomile in a dessert. This only makes a tiny amount as I was experimenting, so feel free to double or tripple the recipe depending on your ice cream maker.
Chamomile Ice Cream (see note in regards to serving size above)
1 3/4 cup of coconut milk (1 can)
4 tablespoons agave
4 chamomile tea bags
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of arrowroot
Wisk arrowroot into 1/4 of coconut milk and set aside. Combine the remainder of the coconut milk, teabags and agave in pot, bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Remove tea bags and then stir in coconut milk.arrowroot mixture and vanilla essence. Allow to cool in fridge for a few hours and then place in ice cream maker. Mix in agave almonds once the ice cream maker has finished.
2 tablespoons of agave
1/2 cup of almonds
Combine agave and almonds in frypan, fry over low heat until almonds are coated in agave.
Coconut and chamomile are friends, trust me. I'm quite proud of this little experiment. I think chamomile is so calming and as the weather becomes warmer here instead of sipping on some tea, this is a much better alternative. I was worried that the chamomile flavour would be lost but you can definitely taste it. I just wish that I made more as Toby and I finished it one sitting!