Ice cream is not just a summertime affair around here, but consumption sure does skyrocket during the summer months. Thankfully, I have a double barrel Cuisinart ice cream maker that helps me keep up with the demand. Between Tofutti, Rice Dream and So Delicious, there are plenty of dairy-free ice cream options out there these days. The only bummer is that the flavors are pretty boring, not kid-friendly at all.
Superman is about as kid-friendly as it gets, and making a dairy-free version makes you look like a Supermom. This is a case where a double freezer bowl comes in handy because you’re basically making 3 batches, or you can just be patient and make it over a few days. I store it in a 9 x 13 Pyrex, with each color taking up 1/3 of the pan.
Superman Ice Cream
For the Superkid in your life
Blue (Blue Moon)
3 cups plain soy creamer (about 1 1/2 pints)
20 regular marshmallows (about 1/2 bag)
1/3 cup sugar
2 T. oil ( I used avocado, coconut or canola would be fine)
1 teaspoon vanilla
a pinch of nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon lemon oil
Blue food coloring ( I used Wilton gel icing color in Sky Blue)
Make each flavor individually with the following instructions:
1.) Put the marshmallows in a big microwave safe bowl (I have an 8 cup Pyrex that is perfect for this)
2.) Heat for 1 minute, until soft and puffy.
3.) Whisk the soft marshmallows until smooth, then slowly pour in 1 cup soy creamer and sugar.
4.) Microwave for another 3-5 minutes, stirring every so often, until the marshmallows are melted into the creamer.
5.) Add the remaining 2 cups of creamer, oil, flavorings and enough food coloring to do the job.
6.) Cool the mixture down in the freezer or refrigerator before pouring into an ice cream maker to freeze.
7.) Pour into a 9 x 13 pan, each color should take up 1/3 of the pan. Press plastic wrap into the ice cream to keep it in place. Freeze until hard.