Saturday, February 28, 2009

Avocado Ice Cream & Chocolate Valentino Cake

 
Whew, this month flew right by.  It's already time to post February's Daring Baker's Challenge.  Rules being what they are, we're required to paste word-for-word the following sentence:
The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef.
We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.
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The flourless cake that was chosen involved 5 eggs, so there were a lot of choices out there to make it vegan.  I chose to use silken tofu instead, which turned out all right, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what the other vegan daring bakers did.  For the ice cream, I decided to make vanilla ice cream with a twist ~ soy-free, almost sugar-free vanilla ice cream featuring...avocado!  It may sound a bit strange, but it tastes great and it has a gorgeous green colour.  I used my favorite agave nectar instead of sugar, so that's why I say "almost" sugar-free.

10 comments:

Veggie Wedgie said...

I love the ice cream idea! Avocados are great for creaminess!Great challenge.

lisamichele said...

LOVE the avocado ice cream. Avocado is GOOD fat (as I always remind myself with every bowl of guacamole I devour..lol). Beautiful job on the cake too!

shellyfish said...

Avocado ice cream rules! I love sweet dishes with avocados, well, and savory ones, too!

Audax said...

I just love the green colour of the avocado (yipes!!!!) ice cream. I hope that the vergan version was delicious. Cheers from Audax in Australia

Hannah said...

Oh I love avocado desserts- Sounds like a great pairing for this rich chocolate cake!

Dragon said...

I love avocado ice cream. Yum! Great job on this month's challenge!

Maggie said...

The green ice cream looks great with your cake. I've recently discovered the joys of avocado desserts.

ice tea: sugar high said...

Wow.. I've never tasted avocado ice cream.. I'm truly intrigued. Love the colours of the ice cream, goes so well with the chocolate cake

aTxVegn said...

Avocados make the creamiest ice cream!

Jen Yu said...

Oh wow, what a great idea to use avocado. I'm sure it was incredibly creamy (mmmmm!) Nice job on your challenge :)