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Banana Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts and Chocolate Swirl (dairy free)

This is my dairy-free and no-refined-sugar version of my favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor.  I don’t want to get into any copyright infringement issues, so let’s just call this Obese Chimpanzee ice cream.  It’s a banana ice cream base, swirled with toasted walnuts and chocolate.  It is irresistible.  I melted the chocolate with […]

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Carrot Halwa Pops (dairy free)

These pops are officially my new favorite thing. If you have never tried carrot halwa, it is a rich, carrot pudding with origins in India. It has dozens of variations but a common denominator is shredded carrots cooked until soft with milk and spices, and usually topped with nuts that have been cooked in ghee. […]

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Chocolate-covered Strawberry Pops (dairy free)

Strawberry plants grow all around the yard here, in many random spots where they have apparently been planted by birds.  I generally prefer to let them grow unless they are directly in the way of something important, because I love random strawberries.  Every June it is worth doing a daily morning check to look for […]

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Raspberry Semifreddo (Dairy free)

Semifreddo refers to any number of “semi-frozen” desserts, often with a custard base.  This version has a dairy-free custard made with coconut milk, and I used coconut sugar to add a caramel-type flavor to the finished dish.  This takes a few steps but it makes an impressive dessert for a summer party on the deck, […]

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Toasted Coconut Snow Ice Cream (dairy free)

While many of you are no doubt tired of snow and are longing for spring, here in Colorado we have had another extremely dry winter, so our current snow “storm” is an incredible relief.  I put storm in quotes because I lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for a few years, and this doesn’t really rank […]

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Probiotic Pops

A couple of weeks ago I attended a blogger event sponsored by GoodBelly, a Boulder-based company that produces probiotic beverages.  We were served drinks made with some of their products–my favorite was the coconut water infused with cucumber and melon–and invited to take their “12 day challenge.”  I did not need to be sold on […]

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