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.

Agave Almonds
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!


  1. What a flavour combinations! I love the idea of a creamy cup of ice cream with a hint of chamomile after dinner - it would be the perfect way to wind down after a busy day.

  2. This simply confirms that I need an ice cream maker.

  3. How stinkin' creative is this??!!! Man, I want some ice cream now :)

  4. What a cool idea to use chamomile in ice cream. I bet it was awesome. Please tell me it was awesome.


  5. Hey guys, great post! Found you on the MoFo feed, yeay, I love MoFo!

    Anyhoo, I am having noodle soup for breakfast (and it is gluten free) thought you guys might like it, given your blog title! It was my MoFo post from yesterday.

    Hi VeganLisa, BAD & Kittee too, isn't it great to be MoFoing??

    See you all around the 'Fo,
    Vegan Fazool blog
    P.S. The Soup post is the home page right now, but the permalink is:

  6. I love chamomile tea too, I've been drinking it a lot during the day so the idea of using it in cie cream sounds lovely!

  7. VeganLisa, I should have served in a cup, great idea!

    BAD, yes you too, its my fav appliance!

    Cara, thanks I'm really proud of it.

    Kittee, it was awesome!

    Dawn, am going to check it out now, thanks!

    Mandee, thanks!