We’ve reached the end of our vegan Christmas dinner! We’ve already had this awesome vegan pate for starters, a whole roasted cauliflower on a bed of spicy lentils for mains, and these delicious maple mustard roasted carrots with garlic cashew cream for a side dish… phew! What’s for dessert? Well what else than a cranberry spiced nice cream! Marbled with sweet, sticky cranberry sauce, this nice cream is full of winter flavours, and is a nice, light way to finish off your Christmas meal.
Nice Cream has become a popular term, coined by vegans to describe a dairy free ice cream, usually made with bananas. Bananas make a great base for a vegan ice cream, because when properly ripe, they are naturally very sweet, so there’s no need to add any additional sweetener. When blended from frozen, you’re left with a delicious mixture that is similar to a soft serve ice cream. Once refrozen for a couple of hours, you’ll be able to scoop this out just like real ice cream!
This cranberry spiced version encompasses cinnamon, nutmeg and a little pinch of cloves, to bring together all these gorgeous winter flavours in one, easy to make, and totally satisfying dessert.