With the coming of the new year, I cannot help but reflect on the year that has passed, along with looking forward to the future. Some pretty amazing things happened in 2012, such as Dayv and I hosting a wedding in our apartment, and the monumental event of buying our first house. It was a busy year, which ended in a flash, and had me wondering where the time had gone. Like John Lennon sang, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans".
This year, I wish for simplicity. I want to concentrate my time and energy into things that are important to me, and avoid those which are overly cumbersome and do not contribute to the betterment of my life. This includes wasting my time on toxic people, which have both come directly into my life as well as ones that are able to manipulate my emotions from afar. It also includes making more time for myself, whether it be reading a book, visiting the art museum, or spending more time in the kitchen.
As the first post of 2013, I wish to share with you the ice cream recipe Dayv and I have been enjoying ever since Thanksgiving. It is incredibly simple, containing only three ingredients, but so delicious. It has been the perfect accompaniment to the vast amounts of cookies, cakes, and candies, that have made their way through this kitchen. It's indulgent, of course, it's ice cream. But only slightly so. Made with light coconut milk, it's both delightful on it's own, as well as topped with various treats. Sometimes we add a couple cookies to the bowl, sometimes a slice of pie, but with just a few squares of dark chocolate, this ice cream truly shines.
Happy New Year, everyone! The best is yet to come.
Vanilla Ice Cream
2 cans light coconut milk
3/4 cup vegan granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine coconut milk and sugar. Whisk until all sugar granules have melted. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract. Pour into a spouted container and allow to cool on the counter and then place in refrigerator until chilled. Transfer mixture to ice cream maker and process according to instructions. When ice cream is finished processing, transfer to a freezer safe container and place in freezer until ready to enjoy!
On another note, The Vegan Chickpea turned two on January 3rd! Thank you everyone who has supported me and my humble little space. All of your comments, emails, and visits mean the world to me. Thank you so very much.