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People On Instagram Are Freezing Smoothies Into Vegan Ice Cream

A feast for the eyes ~and~ the mouth.

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Then feast your eyes on vegan NICE CREAM.

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"Growing up, I loved all kinds of ice cream," Lina Saber — recipe developer and soon-to-be author of Radiant Plant Life — told BuzzFeed. "I was also unconscious about the unhealthy ingredients that were used to make it. I knew there had to be another way to enjoy ice cream daily without all the chemicals."


To make it, you need a food processor and a base of either frozen bananas or coconut cream.

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"The base has to always have something creamy, or you'll end up with an icy sorbet rather than a creamy consistency," Saber said. Add other favorite fruits and flavors, blend it together, and freeze it overnight.

To make them extra creamy, avoid water and opt for guar gum.

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"Water makes it too icy after freezing overnight," Saber said. " But guar gum (which comes in powder form) prevents the nice cream from getting an icy texture — making it so much creamier!" You can also use organic canned coconut milk for a similar effect.

As for flavors, you can let your imagination run wild.

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"Mint and pistachio was a crazy good one — it had peppermint oil and crushed pistachios and coconut cream," Saber said. "I also love experimenting with superfood powders like pomegranate powder, Maqui powder, mint powder, and goji berry powder."

As for Saber's fave flavor, it's all-natural bubblegum.

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"It’s a blend of chilled watermelon chunks, frozen bananas, frozen raspberries, a big scoop of pomegranate powder, and thick coconut cream," Saber said.


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