Chocolate Chocolate Chip Lavender Ice Cream… and a GIVEAWAY!

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It’s Monday, but it doesn’t need to feel like with this chocolate, chocolate chip lavender ice cream! June was “frozen treats month” on Como Water, but I didn’t actually post a frozen treat until the last week of the month, sooooooo, I decided to extend the frozen treats posts throughout the summer! July is “spices month,” so I thought I’d begin the month with some frozen treats that highlight spices, herbs, and/or florals. To kick off the month, I give you my vegan chocolate chocolate chip lavender ice cream. The secret to this silky, smooth, and rich ice cream? The silken tofu! The hint of lavender adds depth and a touch of elegance without being pretentious–just perfect for another scorching summer day!

Want to try this ice cream yourself? Well, the lovely folks over at Nasoya, have offered to host a giveaway so that you can! Here’s what you could win: 5 coupons for a Nasoya product, a pair of Tofu-U shorts, and a copy of the book SporkFed. Here’s how to enter (leave a comment below for each action you take):

1. Leave a comment indicating what your favorite ice cream flavor is.

2. Became a fan of Como Water on Facebook.

3. Follow Como Water on Twitter.

4. Tweet this giveaway.

5. Become a fan of Nasoya on facebook.

Five ways to win!!! I’ll pick the winner at random on Saturday and will post the winner this weekend. Good luck! And stay cooooooooool! 😀

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Lavender Ice Cream

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

1 block silken tofu

¾ cup sugar

½ cup cocoa powder

1 can coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon dried lavender petals

½ cup chocolate chips

Method:

*Add tofu to blender. Blend until completely smooth. Add sugar, cocoa powder, coconut milk, and vanilla to blender. Blend until mixture is fully incorporated and smooth. Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions. Once ice cream mixture has thickened and resembles a thick milkshake, add lavender and chocolate chips. Let the ice cream maker run a couple of additional minutes. Freeze until frozen. Enjoy!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

Comments

  1. Tiffany…I want a bowl of this right now! I don’t care if it is AM ;)! This sounds seriously amazing :)! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. This looks delicious. I love anything with peanut butter and chocolate…yum!

  3. I’m a FB fan of yours.

  4. I follow you on Twitter @GoddessFoodie

  5. Looks luscious! Actually makes me want to try ice cream with silken tofu in it :-) My favorite flavor? Too many to pick just one! Mint chocolate chip, passion fruit, pistachio, tender coconut…among others :-)

  6. Rum Raisin is my favorite!

  7. I like como water on Facebook.

  8. My favorite ice cream flavor is Choclate Mint!

  9. I follow Como Water on Twitter.

  10. My favorite flavor of icecream is chocolate!!

  11. I think my new fav ice cream flavor is this one! Wow. I can’t eat ice cream on my training plan, but I bet I could make this into a protein smoothie. I’d love to win that Nasoya – I’ve been eating tofu like it’s my job to get the protein in. :)

  12. Already following on Twitter!

  13. wow, that ice cream looks luscious! i have some lavender in the pantry just waiting to be used…i think it has finally found a new home :)

  14. Double chocolate with lavender petals! I would love to have one scoop.

  15. Tofu ice cream!! Genius!! Love this idea. :)

  16. mint chocolate cookie

  17. i tweeted – https://twitter.com/onitnaram/status/220007900700086273

  18. i am a fan of Como Water on Facebook.

  19. i am a fan of Nasoya on facebook.

  20. This looks delicious! I love mint chocolate chip ice cream.

  21. I already like you on facebook!

  22. I follow you on twitter, too
    @j_mosh

  23. I liked Nasoya on facebook!

  24. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough! YUM :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I like you on FB

  26. I follow you on twitter

  27. I like Nasoya on facebook

  28. I tweeted

  29. This looks so awesome!

  30. This ice cream sounds amazing! I don’t think I can enter the competition as I am in the UK but I will still find you on Facebook anyway!

  31. What are perfect and wonderful combo of flavors, choc and lavender are so good.

  32. I love coffee or batter flavored ice cream!

  33. I like COMO water on FB!

  34. I like Nasoya on FB!

  35. This ice cream has my heart having palpitations my friend, absolutely stunning 😀
    LOVE LOVE LOVE :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  36. Right now my favorite flavor is pistachio

  37. My favorite ice cream is by Magnolia, called Buko Salad
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  38. I like Como Water on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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  39. I like Nasoya on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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  40. I follow Como Water on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
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  41. Wow! Love the ice-cream! So gourmet with the lavender.

  42. Hi Tiff, I had to come over and visit when I saw this on Facebook. How unusual to add tofu to icecream but dying to try it! Love these flavours. You always surprise delightlfully with your unique take on food, chica!

  43. Oh I bet that is just phenomenal! Great idea!

  44. I love Chocolate chip!

  45. I like you on Facebook Debra Lee

  46. I follow on Twitter @Distracteddebra

  47. I like Nasoya on facebook.

  48. This looks so creamy! I would have never thought about adding lavender!

  49. Wow Tiff you know how to get the drool going!

  50. Interesting way of using leftover tofu. I’m intrigued! Looking forward to giving this one a shot. Buzzzzed!

  51. Moosetracks

  52. I follow you on Twitter

  53. I like you on FB

  54. I like Nasoya on FB

  55. Thanks for the comments everyone and congrats to Amy for winning the giveaway!

  56. OMG! waht and icecream! delicious!

  57. My favorite ice cream flavor is cotton candy!

  58. I’m a fan of Nasoya on facebook :)

  59. I’m a fan of Como Water on Facebook :)