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Vegan MoFo 2013:8 Tofutti Cuties – Key Lime

Published September 9, 2013 by Vegan Derby Cat Party
In case you wanted to read the box in French! Whoops! ;)

In case you wanted to read the box in French! Whoops! 😉

If you don’t know about my love affair with Tofutti Cutie ice cream sandwiches and summertime, you can read about it at its origin here. I’ve also tried the Mint Chocolate Chip ones, but while they were good, the Cookies n Cream are definitely our number one favorite. I had long heard good things about these key lime ones. Though they were fairly ubiquitous in Florida, I’d only really seen chocolate or vanilla at our Whole Foods or QFC in Seattle, since we moved here. (For the record, I prefer the vanilla of the two). After stuffing ourselves at Wayward yesterday (blog post tomorrow!), we decided to swing by Vegan Haven, which is conveniently located on the same block. Since we were heading straight home after, we were able to pick up some frozen treats for a change, and snagged these along with some other goodies.

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I ate this in my preferred manner, which is after letting it sit on the counter for 5 minutes to get a bit melty. It really is bursting with key lime flavor, which is a nice thing considering I’ve yet to have a vegan key lime pie or lemon meringue pie. (PLEASE, if you have a good lemon meringue pie recipe, link or email me at your earliest convenience!!) However, I can’t help comparing them to our chocolate wafered hero, Mr. Cookies N Cream, and when I do that, these fall short. I think if you can put their perfection out of your mind for a sec, these are tasty in their own right though. Maybe it’s just that I wasn’t in the proper mood today, or that the other kind play more into my childhood nostalgia, but these didn’t blow my mind, and seemed just okay. But I do have 5 more in the freezer for further research… I’ll let you know if they do any further convincing.  🙂

What are your favorite vegan ice cream snacks?

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Easy Vegan Candy Bar Ice Cream + 50k

Published September 24, 2012 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

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First, I’d like to bring your attention over to the total number of hits on the cpv page. My mom called me early this morning to report I’d passed the 50,000 mark, so thanks to all of you for reading out there! If you don’t already, you can follow this blog through email, wordpress, facebook, twitter and/or tumblr using the links on the right side of the page.

Today is also my dad’s birthday, so a very happy birthday to him! 🙂

And now on to the ice cream…

With all the Halloween Candy on display recently, I’ve been longing for sweets in a way that only comes this time of year. I decided to make up a batch of candy ice cream to tame the the cravings for non-vegan things like candy corn, Reece’s Pieces and Butterfingers. I made my own ice cream many years ago, but never had much success making vegan ice cream myself, so I went with just mixing a chopped candy bar into some store bought vanilla. I used a Jokerz bar from Go Max Go foods to make fake Snicker’s ice cream, but you can use whatever candy you like best.

Easy Vegan Candy Bar Ice Cream

1 pint of ice cream, flavor of your choice (A quart is pictured here, but I only used half.)
1 full size vegan candy bar, or equivalent

Directions:

1. Take the ice cream out of the freezer and let it sit out for about 10 minutes.

2. Chop up your candy. Basically, you want a third of it in bigger chunks to your liking, and the rest chopped up finely to disperse evenly into the confection.

3. Scoop ice cream into a a medium sized bowl and fold in candy bits until well combined. Eat as is for a blizzard type dessert, or freeze it for a nice custom ice cream!

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Tofutti Cuties: Mint Chocolate Chip

Published October 6, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

So these are pretty good, but really, I have to tell you, I don’t think anything can top their Cookies n Cream. I really, really don’t. Thomas had to agree with me here. Go buy yourself a box right now! Also, I think the little happy face under the bar code that says “make someone happy” is really cute. Oh, and Boris likes vegan ice cream sandwiches too. That’s him at the end trying to lick my wrapper! image image image

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