It has been quite silent here for some time now. So about time for a short update. A lot of things have been happening lately. The biggest change is that I have moved from the countryside to Stockholm. I could rant about it for hours, better or worse reasons for moving, but I’m not going to do it. Here I am, in a new situation, and I’m staying in this city for about 6 months, then no one knows where I’m of too.
The biggest difference I suppose is that I don’t have access to a garden, but luckily my parents don’t live to far off, and since my mother and me worked a lot in the garden this summer I can still get some veggies from there. Veggies can be quite heavy so how much I can carry on the train sets the limit of how much i can bring. I’m gonna try to get as many recipes as possible up here.
Anyhow, fuck, it’s soon christmas, and even though I might not be the most traditional guy around I still love the tastes and smells, so every time this year I do my best to recreate that childhood feeling. But of corse I do it in a new and somehow creative way. So what does coconuts and gingerbread have in common? They make splendid gingerbread vegan ice-cream, that is the perfect chiller for the hot mulled wine we drink over here. Sine the first of advent was celebrated here last sunday it is perfect timing do make for next weekend. Advent is something that goes on every sunday for 4 weeks until christmas eve. We light one candle every sunday. I suppose its religious and being a non-believer (still being spiritual) it might be off, but still SOMETIMES traditions can be damn awesome.
So lets get started, I hope you will enjoy this winter coldness, get your ice-cream makes ready, unless there is friickin cold outside and you can make it there (which would be kind of sweet if you could).
- 1 can coconut milk
- 0,5 can coconut cream (higher fat content)
- 0,5 dl muscavado sugar
- 1 dl brown sugar
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 0,5 tsp vanilla extract
- 0,25 tsp ground cloves
- 2 tsp contreu
- 0,5 tsp guar gum (for better smoothness, emit if you can't find it)
- Some gingerbread cookies
- Mix all ingredients in a blender (add guar slowly while it it running). Except cookies.
- Chill for an hour or so.
- Pour into cream maker according to inscriptions.
- Add small pieces for gingerbread cookies at the end.