Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vegan Ice Cream without sugar

This is very easy to make, without ice cream machine.
Take 4 small bananas, very ripe, so the peel should look brown, but the inside not too brown.
Peel the bananas and put them in a bag in the freezer for a few days.
Take 250 ml 100 % coconut milk, I use Chaokoh, and a bag of  amasake (fermented sticky rice, available in every supermarket in Thailand under the name "kow maak"{ข้าวหมาก}, it is the best form of natural sweetness, 40% maltose). Put both the amasake and the coconut milk 10 minutes in the freezer, and then put the bananas , coconut milk and amasake in the food processor, add 3 table spoons (or more, depending on personal taste) of pure cacao powder and blend for a few minutes till very smooth. Put in an airtight container in the freezer (the less air in the container, the better) for at least 5 hours. I did not use cacao here, I used carob powder as I had still left, so the color is a little bit lighter.  
Bon  apetit!
If you leave it overnight in the freezer, it gets a bit hard: move from freezer to fridge 4 hours before consumption.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Arrowroot: as a medicine

I promised someone of the Thai Health Food Society to write about arrowroot: you can buy it at Foodland and it is the only starch (except for Kudzu, what is impossible to find in Thailand) that belongs in a healthy kitchen. When you have stomach problems or a cold, just dissolve one table spoon in a cup of cold water, put it in a pot , heath it up, add umeboshi (for sale in Lemon Farm, they call it buay cheen, Chinese plum), add shredded ginger, and a table spoon of healthy soy sauce (I only use Sun Chaw Wong, you can find it in Fuji Supermarket  of at Lemon Farm).
You will feel much better soon :)