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Peach Leaf Ice Cream – Dairy-Free, No Raw Eggs

Peach leaf ice cream – an unusual ice cream flavor: It taste of bitter almonds and marzipan. This peach leaf ice cream is dairy-free and made without raw eggs!

Peach Leaf Ice Cream - Dairy-Free, No Raw Eggs

As soon as I read that peach leaves lend a subtle bitter almond flavor to ice cream, I was intrigued! I could hardly wait for summer to try out the peach leaf ice cream with fresh peach leaves from grandma’s garden! Continue reading Peach Leaf Ice Cream – Dairy-Free, No Raw Eggs

Homemade Aquafaba

Homemade aquafaba is amazing stuff! Turn something that you’d usually throw away into vegan whipped cream and vegan meringue. How amazing is that?! Aquafaba is easy to make at home and it tastes much better than store-bought aquafaba.

Homemade Aquafaba
Whipped aquafaba is pure white! Homemade aquafaba, whipped homemade aquafaba and cooked chickpeas

Aquafaba – sometimes called chickpea brine – is the cooking water of chickpeas (or other legumes). It’s a natural, vegan, plant-based egg replacer. You can use aquafaba as vegan egg substitute for cakes, as binder for vegan burgers, for vegan mayonnaise or vegan cheese, for vegan marshmallows or vegan marshmallow fluff, to make vegan mousse and vegan buttercream, as vegan whipped cream substitute or vegan ice cream base, for vegan chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies, for fluffy vegan waffles and crepes – you can even make vegan meringue or a vegan pavlova with aquafaba! Continue reading Homemade Aquafaba

Vegan Naturally Blue Lemon Ice Cream With Aquafaba

This naturally blue lemon ice cream is naturally colored with butterfly pea tea! And even if it’s vegan, the ice cream is so creamy because it’s made with whipped aquafaba!

Vegan Naturally Blue Lemon Ice Cream With Aquafaba

I’m still intrigued by the dark ink blue of butterfly pea tea! It’s so easy to dye food naturally blue with butterfly pea flowers – easier than making homemade natural blue food coloring with red cabbage – and it has no taste whatsoever! That’s great because it doesn’t overpower other flavors. The ice cream is flavored with lemon zest – no lemon juice – because natural food coloring is ph-sensitive.

The naturally blue lemon ice cream is refreshing, lemony and not too sweet (feel free to add more sugar if you want) – perfect for sweltering hot summer days! Continue reading Vegan Naturally Blue Lemon Ice Cream With Aquafaba

15+ Watermelon Rind Recipes – Sweet & Savory

Reduce your food waste and turn watermelon rinds into easy, tasty and healthy recipes. More than 15 sweet and savory watermelon rind recipes for you to choose your favorite!

15+ Watermelon Rind Recipes - Sweet & Savory

Stop! Don’t toss that watermelon rind! Yes, watermelon rind is edible – it’s also delicious and healthy (more about the benefits of watermelon rind here). You can juice watermelon rind and use the juice instead of water for lemonade, popsicles or pancakes. You can turn the boring rind into delicious watermelon rind candy, fry it like french fries or use the diced watermelon rind as vegetable in stir-fries.

And my blog name doesn’t have the word ‘historically’ in it for nothing! 😉 Most of the watermelon rind recipes are historical recipes – dating back to the Victorian and Edwardian era! Continue reading 15+ Watermelon Rind Recipes – Sweet & Savory

Victorian Orange Ice Cream – Dairy-Free

A delicious and refreshing homemade ice cream on hot summer days – this Victorian orange ice cream is dairy-free and easy and fast to make with just 4 ingredients!

Victorian Orange Ice Cream

This orange ice cream is a Victorian recipe: it was published in The Home Cook Book in 1877. Give the Victorian orange ice cream a try – it’s so creamy and so delicious, it tastes of summer! And you need just 4 ingredients for the homemade orange ice cream: oranges, sugar, water and egg whites! Continue reading Victorian Orange Ice Cream – Dairy-Free

Candied Watermelon Rind

Candied watermelon rind makes a refreshing, lemony treat! Yes, watermelon rind that you’d usually throw away is edible! 😉 It takes some time to make candied watermelon rind – you first have to soak the watermelon rind in salted water, boil it until tender and then candy it – but the end result is totally worth it!

I adapted an Edwardian recipe for candied watermelon rind – below is the original and the adapted recipe.

Candied Watermelon Rind Recipe Continue reading Candied Watermelon Rind

Naturally Green Shamrock Shake – Mint-Flavored, Vegan & Colored With Wheatgrass Juice

Naturally Green Shamrock Shake - Mint-Flavored, Vegan And Colored With Wheatgrass Juice

This minty shamrock shake is made from scratch with only natural colors and flavors. The naturally green shamrock shake is vegan and naturally colored with homegrown wheatgrass. A perfect drink for St. Patrick’s Day! Continue reading Naturally Green Shamrock Shake – Mint-Flavored, Vegan & Colored With Wheatgrass Juice

Old-Fashioned Lilac Syrup

Old-fashioned lilac syrup made with fresh lilac flowers! This lilac flower syrup tastes sweet and like lilac flowers smell!

Old-Fashioned Lilac Syrup

Did you know that lilac flowers are edible? I didn’t until two years ago but now I’m addicted! I couldn’t find many lilac flower recipes. So I adapted my sweet woodruff syrup recipe and came up with this lilac flower syrup! All you need for this simple old-fashioned lilac syrup is fresh lilac flowers, sugar and water! Continue reading Old-Fashioned Lilac Syrup