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3 ingredient vegan ice cream

3 Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream
makes approximately 1 pint

vegan ice cream recipe

1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon corn starch or tapioca starch
1 1/2 cups fruit juice (fresh)
Note: I also add some pulverized fresh fruit too

In a medium mixing bowl, stir the tapioca starch with 1/4 cup of the coconut milk until smooth.
Set aside.
Heat the remaining coconut milk in a small saucepan over low heat until it bubbles around the edges.
Whisk the starch mixture into the coconut milk and cook gently over low heat, stirring briskly, until mixture begins to thicken, which will happen quickly.
Once it appears to be thickening, remove it immediately from the heat and whisk in the juice.
Transfer the mixture to a heatproof bowl and let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.
Process in your ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s directions.

Apple Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Apple Cranberry Upside Down Cake

1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried cranberries
2 tablespoons Calvados, or apple cider
6 teaspoons butter, softened, divided
1 cup packed light brown sugar, divided
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
5 Zwieback toasts, (1 1/2 ounces)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 large large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Soak cranberries in Calvados (or cider) in a small bowl until softened, about 10 minutes.
Use 2 teaspoons butter to thickly coat bottom and lightly coat sides of a 9-inch square or 7-by-11-inch baking pan.
Spread 1/2 cup brown sugar evenly in bottom of pan. Make 3 rows of apple slices over sugar, overlapping them slightly.
Sprinkle with reserved cranberries.
Melt remaining 4 teaspoons butter. Set aside.
Finely grind Zwieback in a food processor.
Add flour and salt and process until well combined.
Combine eggs, egg whites, vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes.
With mixer at low speed, add reserved Zwieback mixture and melted butter, beating until just combined. (Do not overmix.)
Spoon over the fruit in prepared pan.
Bake cake until top is golden and springs back when touched lightly, 30 to 35 minutes.
Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes.
Invert cake onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

Per serving: 225 calories; 5 g fat ( 2 g sat , 1 g mono ); 77 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 1 g fiber; 107 mg sodium; 80 mg potassium.