Well it has been a busy few weeks around here. I just started a PhD program, so I am officially a student again!!! After so many years of working it has been challenging to transition back into being a student, but I am really excited about my program (public health with an emphasis in nutrition) and the various research opportunities that I will have over the next few years.
With all of the studying and school obligations, cooking and blogging have pretty much gone out the window these last few weeks, but I’m hoping to get back into both once I’ve grown more accustomed to the student lifestyle. Please bear with me as I find my footing, and in the meantime, enjoy this recipe for chocolate amaretto gelato that I made several weeks ago. It’s pretty awesome!
Chocolate Amaretto Gelato
I found the original recipe for this vegan chocolate gelato in an old issue of Vegetarian Times. I made a few intentional changes (adding amaretto) and a few not so intentional changes (substituting French vanilla soy creamer for regular soy creamer). Because I mistakenly bought French vanilla soy creamer, I cut out some of the sugar and left out the vanilla. The result was a super-rich and creamy gelato with a little bit of a weird vanilla after-taste. I would recommend using the original recipe and stirring in about 2-3 tablespoons of amaretto right before freezing it in an ice cream maker. I put in 3 tablespoons of amaretto, and the gelato didn’t freeze very well—alcohol lowers the freezing point of ice cream, so it keeps it from getting too hard, but if you put too much your ice cream can be a little soupy.
Tasty Easy Healthy Green Recipe Ratings:
|Recipe Report Card||Notes About Recipe Ratings|
Three Chefs (Average Tastiness)
|This recipe has real potential, but my French vanilla soy creamer mistake made it taste a little strange.|
Three Easy Chairs (Average Difficult)
|If you have an ice cream maker, this recipe is pretty easy to pull together.|
Two Apples (Surgeon General’s Warning!)
|While it doesn’t have all of the saturated fat and cholesterol that typically comes with regular ice cream, there is still a good amount of sugar in this recipe.|
Three Leaves (Average Environmental Friendliness)
|Some organic ingredients and some conventional.|