Peppermint Ice Cream

Baker Bettie Dessert, Fall, Frozen, Gluten Free, Sweets, Vegan 14 Comments

Peppermint Ice Cream (vegan)

I am in the grocery store the other day and I get approached by a very confident random guy with this proposition:

“If you give me your number I’ll buy you a pop.”

Instantly a few things run through my head….

#1: “I know we are from the midwest, but ‘pop’ just sounds trashy. Say ‘soda’ or even ‘drink’ when trying to pickup a lady.”

#2: “This guy is really confident with this proposition, has it worked for him before?”

#3: “If I wasn’t married and this guy was much more attractive, would I go for this?”

#4: “No.”

Peppermint Ice Cream (vegan)

I told the guy I was married and awkwardly rushed away to finish my shopping.

I couldn’t help but keep giggling about this interaction throughout the day. It was just so random and I couldn’t get over how serious and confident he seemed.

Then I started thinking about the day I first gave my husband my number when we first started getting to know each other.

We were working at the KU Bookstore and it was the start of the semester so we were all working really long hours. Chris and I only barely knew each other and at some point during the day he brought me a Coke Zero. He had observed previously that this was my beverage of choice, so he just bought me one and nonchalantly gave it to me. I hadn’t really previously been interested in him, but this got my attention and we talked a lot during that shift while shelving books. As we were leaving for the day, I gave him my number.

Peppermint Ice Cream (vegan)

The moral of this story (random guy at the grocery store pay attention!): You’ve got to SHOW the girl that you are going to ‘buy her a pop’ BEFORE you expect to get her number. No respectable girl is going to give you her number just to get a ‘pop’. Seriously.

On a totally unrelated note, this ice cream is seriously amazing! Peppermint ice cream has always been a favorite of mine and also kind of signals the start of the colder months when I start seeing it at grocery stores or in ice cream shops. I actually want ice cream more in the Fall and Winter. I make no sense. But that kind of describes me in general anyway.

Peppermint Ice Cream (vegan)

Peppermint Ice Cream (vegan)
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other milk of choice, can also use more coconut milk)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • ¼ cup agave (or other liquid sweetener or choice)
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • seeds from 1 vanilla bean (optional)
  • 10 round peppermint candies, crushed
  1. Place the coconut milk, almond milk, arrowroot, agave, peppermint extract and vanilla bean seeds (if using) in a blender and blend until combined.
  2. Fold in the peppermint candy pieces.
  3. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufactures instructions.
  4. If you do not have an ice cream maker, place in the freezer and stir vigorously about every hour for 6 hours.

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Comments 14

  1. kalamitykelli

    Well………2 things: Didn’t know you were a fellow Jayhawk! Class of ’88 KUMC. Second, thanks for the began peppermint ice cream recipe. I have an ice cream maker that makes 1 pint at a time. At Christmas, Peppermint ice cream has been a tradition in our family since before I was born. My daughter, aged 31, is lactose intolerant and has not been able to have any since we figured out she couldn’t have milk products. Now she can! I’m going to surprise her this year on Christmas eve with her very own bowl of (new) family tradition! We just found out her baby son is lactose intolderant too. Now I know our tradition will be carried on after my mom and I are gone. The best way I can say thank you is – Rock Chalk Jayhawk! :)

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      Baker Bettie

      ALRIGHT KELLI! Rock Chalk! I graduated in 2010 (after 6 years, ugh) with my Music Therapy degree.

      Hope your daughter enjoys the ice cream. I can eat dairy but my tummy doesn’t love it so I try not to very often. This is so creamy and other than the slight coconut taste, you really can’t tell that it isn’t dairy.

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    Haaaa! Girl you should hear the stuff guys in NYC say to pick you up.
    Also, you should see how 90% of the guys who hit on me are middle aged. Ew.

    This peppermint ice cream looks delicious and yummy and pretty and makes me think of Christmas!! :)

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      Baker Bettie

      REALLY? I feel like the times I’ve been to New York and L.A. (and other big cities) that guys just seem to ignore me more. I NEVER get hit on in big cities. But I also don’t really go out partying much. There is even a big difference between the small town I grew up in and where I live now. When I go home, I get hit on substantially more. I guess there is just less to choose from in smaller places. Haha.

  3. Jojo

    That looks like an amazing ice cream & I loved the cute story about you & your partner getting together. I’m also interested in that brownie, I think we need more deets about that too!

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  5. John

    Not that it invalidates the larger criticism (that you have to show a willingness to buy the pop BEFORE making a move) but you should give the poor guy a break on his word choice–to this day I have a hard time divorcing my brain of some of the anachronistic slang I inadvertently picked up by summering with my grandma as a child. That said, the ice cream (and this larger theme of vegan recipes) looks great.

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      Baker Bettie

      HAHA! Oh, I know. I am from Kansas. I say things that I’m sure sound trashy all the time. For some reason, “pop”, is one that I have been able to remove from my vocabulary. I don’t know why, I just don’t like the word. Even though I grew up saying it.

      And thanks, the ice cream was quite tasty. I love peppermint!

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