Vegan Mango Kulfi Ice Cream

vegan mango kulfi ice cream (mango + pistachio + cardamom + rose) | recipe via will frolic for food vegan mango kulfi ice cream (mango + pistachio + cardamom + rose) | recipe via will frolic for food vegan mango kulfi ice cream (mango + pistachio + cardamom + rose) | recipe via will frolic for food vegan mango kulfi ice cream (mango + pistachio + cardamom + rose) | recipe via will frolic for food vegan mango kulfi ice cream (mango + pistachio + cardamom + rose) | recipe via will frolic for food My tiny house is crowded with people, all with spoons peeling mango kulfi ice cream from their scalloped glass cups into their mouths. The voices mix together with the clinking of metal to glass, music to my ears. Introducing my old friends to my new friends, watching the pop and fizz of good conversation and new connections made, it warms me like a whiskey shot — clear and intoxicating.

I like to think that my friends are the BEST. Don’t we all think that about the good people in our lives? I’m biased. I know. But I can’t help but feel like some fantastic witchcraft is at foot, working through me to fashion constellations out of these unique spinning lights in the great, expansive void. Through ice cream and good food magic. Is there another way?

The ice cream, like our chill dinner party get-together, is a hit. The perfect ending to the picnic we all took over to the park (we came back to my house for dessert). I want to recreate just about everything we ate, over and over again. It’s too bad it got dark before I could grab some good shots of the table. Barbecue cauliflower, a fabulously lemony kale salad, a mango avocado slaw, almond butter pad thai (my favorite recipe by Gena Hamshaw), nectarine sangria (a la Bojon Gourmet).

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Grain Free Sunflower Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Ice cream dripping down my wrist. And I don’t care a bit. It’s Summertime and the heat is oppressive. My kitchen holds the humid air to its chest like a weeping child. My whole body is covered in sweat. But ice cream is here. Sandwiched between cookies and I’m ten again, sitting on my front porch with an ice cream sandwich sticking to my fingers, watching gem dragonflies glint as they flit back and forth from the driveway to the garden.

This is about as lazy as I get with ice cream treats. I made some badass sunflower cinnamon cookies, nutty and rich and aromatic. And I squished coconut ice cream in between. I usually go for Coconut Bliss because it has the fewest ingredients on the label and is made with whole food ingredients (except guar gum). And let’s face it, after already expending the effort to make cookies on a hot day, am I really going to wait around for 3-4 more hours for hand churned ice cream? That’s a big ol NOPE.

Maybe if it was like 60 degrees and I felt like killing an afternoon. But I made these snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches around 6pm on a weekday without a whole lot of preplanning so taking the easy road made 100% perfect sense.

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Bloody Good Watermelon Juice

bloody good watermelon juice (beet + kale + watermelon + mint) | recipe via will frolic for food bloody good watermelon juice (beet + kale + watermelon + mint) | recipe via will frolic for food bloody good watermelon juice (beet + kale + watermelon + mint) | recipe via will frolic for food bloody good watermelon juice (beet + kale + watermelon + mint) | recipe via will frolic for food bloody good watermelon juice (beet + kale + watermelon + mint) | recipe via will frolic for food I’m writing this post while sipping the last of this watermelon juice, basking in the hours of calm before a storm of activity floods into my life. Starting on Saturday, I’ll be summoning all of my strength, wits, and possibly carpentry know-how to bring a little-big project into the world with my husband. Last year Logan came up with this idea that we would sell raw coconut water at festivals straight out of the coconut. So we did. We sold coconut water last year at Red Wing Roots fest. And this year we’re kicking it up a notch… or 19,000. We’re going to go rehydrate the masses at FloydFest in Floyd, VA. There are about 19,000 folks who come out to the 5 day fest (it opens Wednesday but it really gets going on Thursday). So we’ll be out there juggling green coconuts while grooving to the ambient sound of 5 stages melding together with the din of the crowd.

We went to FloydFest two years ago and it’s hands down our favorite festival. I’m so stoked to vend there! There’s tons of great music (I’m most excited to see Lord Huron, Shovels & Rope, and First Aid Kit). Plus legit yoga classes, great food, folk jams, hippy vibes and there’s even a restored Appalachian porch where a select few brilliant musicians lead intimate workshops. It’s a crazy good fun time. And the folks who come out are really some of the best.

So starting today we’re building a new wood bar for our tent, painting a bunch of chalkboards, and making sure we have our shit together. We head down on Tuesday to get set up!

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