Friday, February 5, 2010

Ice Cream in February and a Giveaway

****The giveaway is now over but thanks for checking out my site! And feel free to post some delicious ice cream flavor ideas!****

Brrrr. It's cold outside.

The nice thing about winter is that you are able to be nice and warm, snuggled up with a blanket, on your couch, during downtime. I love this about rainy, cold days. I always feel so safe nestled indoors with a good book, a boyfriend, a movie, (and/)or ice cream!
 
This is a new-to-me ice cream I stumbled upon at Whole Foods.
from their website:
Ingredients: Cashew Milk (Organic Cashews, Filtered Water), Coconut Cream*, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Coconut Oil, Cocoa, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Natural Mint Extract, Sea Salt, Organic Guar Gum
*Organically grown
Contains a trace amount of Soy Lecithin
 
I give this healthy alternative a 5 out of 5. The taste, great, and the texture was just like that of regular ice cream. The rich and creamy cashew and coconut base creates a perfect ice cream replacement. And the ingredients match up with my healthy, clean-eating standards. Oh, and the chocolate chips in there; divine.

So, what is better than eating ice cream in February? Well, making ice cream in February, of course!

And even better than that...

A GIVEAWAY!!! My first GIVEAWAY!
And you get a chance to win a Deni Automatic Ice Cream Maker
Thank you Cookware.com and Stool
Making your very own ice cream flavors...Oh the possibilities are endless!

This contest is brought to you by the lovely people over at Cookware.com and Stool
This handy dandy Deni Automatic Ice Cream Maker would help out with your ice cream creations!
Best part, the ice cream maker comes in Blueberry (above), Raspberry, Lime, Platinum, or Clear (white), you choose!
Some stats on the machine:
  • Fully automatic and easy to operate, NO salt or ice needed
  • New canister freezes in 8 hours
  • Lid fits on unit and canister
  • Compact to fit anywhere
  • Makes up to 1.5 quarts
  • No long waiting, freezes ingredients in less than half an hour
  • Make frozen drinks (i.e. Pina coladas, frozen daiquiris, or icy thick margaritas)
  • Use fresh ingredients to make frozen yogurt, sorbet, and other low-fat creations
  • Pour ingredients into frozen canister, turn on and enjoy frozen desserts in minutes
  • Hidden cord storage
  • Anti-slip rubber feet
  • 40 Watts of power
I hope you all like what you see! If you do, and want this free ice cream maker, all you have to do is one, each, or a variety of the following:
  1. Leave a comment on what amazing combination or flavor(s) ice cream you would like to make!
  2. Add RunLoriRun to your blogroll if you have not already done so. If you already have, let me know in a comment.
  3. Post a link of this ice-creamy-cold giveaway on your blog and link back to it when you comment.
All comments count as one entry and the winner will be selected via random on Wednesday, Feb. 10th! GOOD LUCK!!

Here are a few ideas of ice creams that I would make... all made with either almond milk and or coconut for raw, vegan of course...

Butternut Squash Almond Butter Ice Cream
Banana Wasabi (I swear, it sounds good to me)
Chocolate Chili with Cinnamon
Avocado Ice Cream
Prune Ice Cream (had it before and it was sooooo good)
Coconut Peach

52 running thoughts:

suburban prep said...

I love French vanilla with caramel and chocolate pices and bits of toffee in it.
Sounds like heaven
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cdziuba said...

What a nice giveaway, thanks for the chance to win. I would make Strawberry with lots of strawberries in it.

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Katie ♥ said...

Mint Chocolate chip is my favorite icecream ever!!!

I just got Rice Dream Mint Carob Chip, I did not try it yet, hope its yum, the kind you got looks amazing!!

Have a great night!!! Thanks for being a new reader!!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

something with dark choc in it. for sure. yum.
thanks for the giveaway girl!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

blogrolled!

Sweet and Savory said...

Hmm...I'd make graham cracker vanilla with cream cheese and agave nectar! Just found your blog!

I'm also adding you to my blogroll!

Karin said...

I've never made ice cream, so I'd stick with something simple to start out with like hot fudge banana ice cream.

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Daniela6968 said...

I just discovered my liking of mint and chocolate candy so, I think I'd like to try it in ice cream.

Simply Life said...

oh my, that ice cream looks AMAZING!

Lorie F said...

I'm a fairly new reader and lovin it so far! And I LOVE icecream--I'd try pumpkin with cinnamon and white chocolate chips, peanut butter swirl, and cookies and cream!

Sweet and Savory said...

I'm going to link on my blog here shortly....

minniemom said...

LOVE ice cream! I would so be making some PB&J ice cream with almond milk if I won this : )

NeillK said...

Thanks Lori!

Back at you:
http://www.alkemieicecream.com/post/68067-snuggling-up-to-a-pint-of

susan said...

I would make a strawberry with chocolate chunks in it mmmm...

cstironkat said...

I would make dark chocolate.

Pure2RAW TWINS said...

Love following your blog :) And would make some mint chocolate ice cream our all time favorite flavor than maybe some lemon and lavender!

Pure2Raw Twins said...

Just posted your giveaway on our blog :)

http://www.pure2raw.com/2010/02/bulk-online-resources-raw-foods/

rawcandy said...

The chocolate chili with cinnamon sounds good to me... very Mexican. I've also been wanting to make a lemon blueberry ice cream for awhile!

I love how this ice cream maker comes in pretty colours :)

Lori said...

All of these ice cream flavor ideas sound fantastic! I wish I could try all of them!! Keep up the great combos coming!!
GOOD LUCK!!!

Kelly Michelle said...

mmmmmmm I would NEED to make chocolate peanut butter first!

Ashley said...

Hmmmm.... I'd make blueberry first :-). Awesome giveaway!

Ashley said...

You're on my blogroll now!

Shawn said...

I would make banana.

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kakihara said...

I would love to make cinnamon --or cinnamon chocolate--and I would make peppermint all year round--I don't know why they only have it at Christmas time!!
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Libby said...

I'd love to try making coconut mint, chili almond, or almond lemon ice cream!

KaliLilla.com said...

I love choco chip mint!

Brianna said...

Chocolate chip mint first. Then apple ice cream. YUM!

Brianna said...

oh, and I added it to the blogroll!

Bekah said...

Ah Lori what a great post! Ummm fave combo= probably protein ice cream of sorts,or coffee chocolate, coconut, or cookie dough! Vegan raw cookie dough chunks in protein ice cream?! How about that. Yes!

Bekah said...

I don't have a rolll.. but how about I add you to my reader? Don't know why you're not there already.. but going to do so now!

Bekah said...

Linking on my latest post. Man, I want to win this ice cream maker!

Lori said...

Bekah,
You are one dedicated blogger! Thanks for the add on your reader! And good luck on the contest! That protein ice cream with raw cookie dough sounds amazing!!!

melissa said...

fig and goat cheese and honey ice cream.....YUMMy! I would love to make that! OR raw cookie dough...ummmm or rose cardamon pistascio

Dani said...

Ummm id make every flavor, especially PEACH, my fav!

Lori said...

Oh my, Melissa! I think fig and goat cheese and honey ice creams sound AMAZING! I think that is exactly what I would make!!!

Wow! Thanks for the great ideas, everyone!!!

chrystad72 said...

yey! how fun. Id love to make a mexi-chocolate with coconut. So good!

chrystad72 said...

You are on my blogroll!

chrystad72 said...

I added this giveaway on my site! http://livingfitdaily.blogspot.com/2010/02/oh-little-things-in-life.html

Sherry G said...

I received some POM wonderful juice and I've been dying to make pomegranate ice cream! I would just love to win!!!

molly bloom said...

oh man! i would love to make green tea ice cream :D

Marika said...

Chocolate cherry ice cream. YES.

Kaley said...

I would love something with banana!

Katy said...

Oooh, how fun! Something with cocoa, I think -- maybe with raw nibs thrown in as "chips?" I always have a freezer full of fruit, too, so for my husband maybe a mango-nana-berry blend?

And obviously anything that they make on Iron Chef.

Ashlei said...

I would make some amaretto ice cream!! With cherries.

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