Friday, July 27, 2012

Stevia, an alternative sweetener

stevia lemonade
Look for an all natural brand which has not been cut with other sweeteners. One of the most common mistakes people make when using stevia is adding too much. For a cup of tea a light dusting will do. Stevia does not taste like sugar, it is just super sweet - up to 30 times as sweet. It works well in baked recipes. For example, if a batch of cookies calls for 1 cup of sugar, reduce the sugar in half and add about 1/4 tsp. of powdered stevia extract with little or no compromise in sweetness.

Lemonade? Sweeten it with stevia instead of sugar.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vegan Ice Cream (Coconut Oreo)

For the students at MIT who prefer a non-dairy ice cream I created a vegan Coconut Oreo Ice Cream.
I added the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and placed it in the walk-in freezer. Then about every 15-30 minutes I gave it a stir (I needed to use the electric mixer the last couple of mixes). After about 5 hours it was all done. It only has four ingredients- coconut milk, sugar, vanilla, and Oreos. Add the Oreos after the ice cream has frozen. See recipe on recipe tab.

Vegan Ice Cream
(Coconut Oreo)