Peeps Ice Cream

I know I have mentioned this on the blog before, but I will say it again. I was a strange kid. Or at least, I had strange taste buds. For a kid. Looking back, I like to think my non-kid friendly eating habits were a reflection of a more sophisticated palate. I loved chocolate, but as far as things kids are “supposed” to like, that was about it. I didn’t like ketchup, mayonnaise, most sugary cereals, pretty much any candy that wasn’t chocolate, cotton candy, un-cooked marshmallows, cold pizza, McDonald’s cheeseburgers (#chickennuggest4life) or Peeps. I did not like Peeps. Unfortunately for my waistline, as an adult I developed a taste for most of these things. I still am not overly fond of any mayonnaise based salad (should it really be called a salad if it contains mayonnaise?), but I will eat mayonnaise on a sandwich, if it comes that way. I would never seek out most ketchups, but Trader Joe’s ketchup is a different food all together. It is delicious and I could eat in on basically anything. And I’m not really sure what I was thinking on the cereal front because kid cereals are incredible! Although I would never in a million years let a kid actually eat that for breakfast-said the person who has no human children. (Remind me I said that in 5-10 years!). Read more

Almond Milk Ice Cream

Two weeks ago, I set out to find the perfect dairy-free ice cream recipe. I naturally gravitated towards almond milk ice cream as that is the milk substitute we keep on hand at all times. I have to be honest and say I was not expecting this to turn out. At least not at first. I did a lot of research though and by the time I put together this recipe I was fairly sure it would at least be edible, but I was not sure it would actually taste like real ice cream.

I was pleasantly surprised. VERY pleasantly. This recipe was absolutely delicious. When I opened my ice cream maker to sample I was blown away by how creamy this almond milk ice cream was. Like even more creamy than normal ice cream. THEN, of course, I got distracted and over-churned my ice cream.* The Taste Tester was un-impressed with his first sample, as it tasted pretty rubbery due to being over-churned. Just to prove how incredible this ice cream really was, and get an accurate review, I made the ice cream again the following day. Read more

The Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream

If you have been following this blog from the beginning, you may have noticed some changes around here. Foodiocentric is undergoing a bit of a re-vamp as I try to narrow the focus of the blog. As you may have noticed, it is a bit all over the place in terms of content and recipes. Going forward, this blog is going to be centered around two things: ice cream and how to incorporate more of it into our lives. While I reserve the right to post the occasional off-topic post, this blog will now feature mostly ice cream or frozen dessert recipes and healthy recipes that leave you with plenty of room for more ice cream! Read more