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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Recipe

It's fall in the northern hemisphere, and here in the United States it's all about "pumpkin". It's funny how different cultures view this wonderful (in my opinion) vegetable. Growing up in New Zealand, pumpkin was a regular feature in the "Sunday roast of lamb". Now when I was growing up it was still the steam age in the mind of many of the younger generation, and the traditional family roast of lamb can in no way, shape, or form can any longer be considered "traditional". An interesting cultural difference was that British immigrants back then turned their noses up at pumpkin because where they came from it was considered nothing more than cow fodder. Interesting, eh! No doubt that attitude has changed now too.

Pumpkin doesn't seem to get much airing here in the U.S. until the fall and Halloween come around. Then it's BIG! Jack-o-Lantern carving parties, pumpkin flavored coffee beverages at Starbucks, and of course, pumpkin pie at the Halloween dinner table.

But how about some vegan pumpkin pie ice cream? On the blog roll that you'll find at the bottom of the page, I noticed just such a recipe today from blogger Isa Chandra at Post Punk Kitchen. She gives such a wonderfully in-depth explanation of why she uses each ingredient in her recipe with the ultimate aim of coming up with vegan ice cream that has the mouth-feel of the original without all the cruelty and risks to health. There's oil in there, something that I typically avoid in my cooking except for the most sparing amounts when absolutely needed, but ice cream is meant to be a little naughty, isn't it? Consider it a treat worthy of the Thanksgiving dinner table. The recipe sounds absolutely yummy, and I'm going to make it for sure.

Here's Isa's ingredient list so you know what you need to have.

1 cup unroasted cashews
1 cup plain rice milk
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon organic corn syrup
1 tablespoon light molasses
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 
For the full details on how to put it all together, jump on over to Isa's post where she even has a video for you to watch as she demonstates how to make this delicious-sounding vegan ice cream treat: http://www.theppk.com/2013/10/pumpkin-pie-ice-cream-video/
Keep an eye out for more recipes from Isa and the other bloggers in my blog roll that you'll find below every post on my blog. Also great health advice from the best in the whole-food plant-based kingdom of good health through self-responsibility.


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