Homemade vegan ice cream
Hey there, today i would like to share with you a secret. I literally discovered a magic ingredient for your favourite sweets recipes. But first I need you to promise me that you'll never ever throw out the liquid from a chickpeas can again. Well, that might sound strange and you might be even wondering why? In the vegan world the chickpeas liquid is considered something magical. Who would have thought that the next big thing across the vegan world would have been something as simple - and as icky - as 'water-bean'? This magic liquid is known as aqua faba ('water-bean'). It is the perfect egg replacer it’s also one of the cheapest and most accessible replacers available. You can make literally anything with it- pancakes, meringue, sponge cakes, and amazing ice cream! There's nothing you can't do with chickpea water. All you need is a can, or a bag of , chickpeas being the meal of the day.
The easiest method is to use the water straight from the Can but you can also reach similar results though slowly cooking dried beans in water for a few hours until the water turns to aqua-faba. Even the water from a tofu packaged and peas is aquafaba!
I have decided to give it a shot and make my own homemade ice cream using aqua faba. The recipe that i used only requires 3 main ingredients and then you can add any add on flavours (fruits) you like!
Here's how i did it:
- Extract the aqua faba ( beans water) from a can of chickpeas and whip it with1/2 tsp lemon juice with an electric mixer until it reaches a thicker creamy form;
- While whipping add sugar of choice ( it can also be just vanilla powder) until you have a consistent glossy cream.
- And now is the fun part, just add whatever flavor of your own choice. For this recipe I added strawberries and raspberries and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
Now you just to put it on the freezer for a couple of hours and Voilá! Enjoy your healthy homemade ice cream and let me know how did you like it.
PS: I served it with some fresh berries on top together with some whipping cream.