Tuesday, January 15, 2008

it was a good day!

My sister had her baby today! His name is Gabriel and he is adorable. He is the first grandbaby for my dad and step mom, so he is one popular kid right now. I've only seen him in pictures but I love him already and get to meet him this weekend. On Saturday, I'm going to Tampa for a week to hang with my family, especially the newest member.
I know it's gonna drag until then!
In honor of such a great day, I made some awesome Triple Berry Ice Kream. I made this sweet (but healthy) treat while listening to Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life (on vinyl of course and really loud), dancing around, so happy!
Happy Birthday Gabriel!

Triple Berry Ice Kream
1 box of Mori-Nu tofu (I had extra firm, but I think firm or soft style would be better)
1 cup of Vanilla Soy Milk
1/3 cup of Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon of Strawberry Preserves or Jam
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Strawberry Extract
1-1 1/2 cups of Frozen Berry Mix chopped a bit (I used the rest of the strawberry/blackberry/blueberries I used in the muffins in the previous post. I probably used half of a 10 oz bag)
A couple drizzles of Agave Nectar

In a food processor, blender or with an immersion blender (what I used) blend the tofu, soy milk, maple syrup, strawberry preserves/jam and extracts together until very smooth. Place in your ice kream maker and follow the instructions for your machine. It took about 20-25 minutes in my machine. In the last few minutes of blending, add the chopped mixed berries until well incorporated. I also drizzled in some agave nectar in the last few seconds of blending since the berries cut the sweetness of the ice kream base.
Eat right away for soft serve style (my fave) or store in an airtight container in the freezer. It gets really hard; so let it sit out for a few minutes before serving if you plan on freezing and eating it later.

Soft Serve Style:


Vegan_Noodle said...

Woohoo! Ice cream is a great way to celebrate. Welcome to the world Gabriel!

Leigh said...

Yay! Congrats, Auntie Lori & Uncle Jared!

Maxcactus said...

Wow! That looks really good.

Calimaryn said...

Such a delish looking treat! Thank you for sharing. Many congratulations on becoming an Aunt.

Jennifer said...

Congrats to your sister! Congrats to you on becoming an Aunt too!

And that berry ice cream looks so good! This really makes me wish that I had an ice cream maker (oh, yeah and those ice cream sandwich cookies from Veganomicon too).

Theresa said...

Congratulations!! What a great way to celebrate, Auntie Lori!

Anonymous said...

Auntie Lori,
Gabriel is so lucky to have an Aunt like you!
We all love you and Gabriel will be enjoying your tasty goodness soon!
-Gabriel's Mom