Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mulled Apple Spice tea Ice Cream

Mulled Apple Spice tea Ice Cream (v)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

A few more hours until I get to be with friends and family back in Maryland and can’t wait! Know what else I can’t wait for? To share this amazing vegan ice cream concoction with all you Ahnestveggie lovers!

Mulled Apple Spice tea Ice Cream

Recipe featuring my fellow ice cream lover-companion, Eva. We decided to make a holiday theme vegan & sugar-free “ice cream.” It is not exactly the usual creamy thick goodness…it’s BETTER!

The ice crystals add a nice touch of texture and crunch, while still having a little bit of creaminess that normal ice cream has. This is 100% Ahnestveggie approved!

Mulled Apple Spice tea Ice Cream

Mulled Apple Spice tea Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 Cups full fat coconut milk
1 cup hemp milk
1 cup apple juice or cider (no added sugar)
1/2 cup agave
2 hot mulled cider tea bags (no added sugar)
1 tsp guar gum
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of all spice

Steps:

Steep one tea bag with hot water for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
In a medium pot, bring hemp milk, coconut milk and apple juice to a boil. Turn off heat and place the second tea bag in the mixture and infuse for 20 minutes. Whisk in 4 tbsp of steeped mulled cider tea, agave, vanilla, guar gum, cinnamon and all spice. Stir for about 2 minutes until well incorporated and set aside until mixture is completely cool.

Put cooled mixture in an air tight container and freeze for about 4 hours or overnight for better hold. Enjoy right out the container or serve with a side of cinnamon spice cookies.

Mulled Apple Spice tea Ice Cream

Enjoy and hope everyone enjoys this holiday season with friends, family and loved ones.

xoxo Sarah

Chai Biscotti w/cinnamon+vanilla glaze

Chai Biscotti with cinnamon vanilla glaze (v)

FINALLY A HOLIDAY POST!! It’s been super busy at the cupcake shop with the holidays approaching and I finally have a full day off to sit down and get back in the Ahnest kitchen. I would babble about how much I love the holidays but I’m way too excited for my first (so sad) December post!!

Chai Biscotti w/cinnamon vanilla glaze
Chai Biscotti

Who is addicted to chai lattes like me? Well these are perfect for having on hand Christmas morning. A perfect pair with a hot cup of coffee, chai latte or even hot chocolate for the little ones. Putting the biscotti in  mason jars and dressing them in a little festive bow would make a great sentimental gift for your special someone;)

What better way to enjoy the holidays than a 100% vegan homemade chai biscotti?

Chai Biscotti

Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 flax eggs
¼ sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cardamom
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp almond oil
1 tsp Madagascar pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
chopped or sliced almonds

 cinnamon vanilla glaze:
1 1/2 cups confectioner sugar
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
2 tsp almond milk
2 tsp warm water

Steps:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and spices.

In a separate bowl whisk together all wet ingredients (flax egg, vanilla extract and oil).

With a wooden spoon, (or I saw using your hands were more effective) mix batter mixture really well. Stir in almonds to coat.

Place batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Mold into a loaf or rectangle shape, about 3/4 inches thick. Bake for about 25 minutes until slightly golden brown.

Reduce heat to 300 degrees.

With a serrated knife, slice the loaf in ½ inches slices. Place sliced biscotti upright on baking sheet and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Whisk together confectioners sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and almond milk. Slowly add warm water, 1 tsp at a time, to loosen. Drizzle or dunk biscottii immediately and set aside to set.

*Note: Do not make the glaze ahead of time as it will harden quickly. It takes a couple minutes to whip up and the best way to serve is after your chai biscotti are fully baked and cooling.

Chai Biscotti   Chai Biscotti w/cinnamon vanilla glaze
Chai Biscotti w/cinnamon+vanilla glaze

Happy holiday baking!
xoxo Sarah