Easy Vegan Berry Ice Cream made with Aquafaba

Veganism is something I’ve had an interest in for a while, but just isn’t practical alongside an allergy to nuts and coconut. The best I’ve managed is four days before I had to give up. Although I can’t commit to it as a lifestyle, I still have an interest in vegan baking, and substitutions in general. Who doesn’t like making tasty treats as many people as possible can enjoy?

One ingredient that has been particularly intriguing me is aquafaba. Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas or beans, and has properties similar to egg whites, which make it great for vegan and egg-free recipes. It whisks to stiff peaks and also has bonding qualities, thanks to the combination of carbohydrates and proteins it contains. A common use is meringues, which I’ve attempted and failed beofre, but I wanted to get back of the aquafaba train. I’ve joined an aquafaba recipe Facebook group and been getting daily recipe inspiration. I decided that this  ice cream recipe would be a good place to restart my aquafaba journey.
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Nut-free Dukkah from Always Add Cinnamon

Nut-free Dukkah

One of the most frustrating things about having a nut allergy is severe fear of missing out (FOMO).

There are so many foods that look bloody delicious but I’ll never be able to try. I just know if I could eat them I’d be such a nut enthusiast! So I fantasize about macarons, frangipane tarts, nut butters and other delicious (I’m assuming!) nutty goodies and then plot to create my own nut-free versions.

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Harissa Cauliflower Tabbouleh

I’ve been watching the recent-ish trend for vegan and paleo food from the sidelines, mainly because it is almost 100% incompatible with a nut and coconut allergy. Bummer.
Harrissa Cauli Tabbouleh

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