Day 188 – July 7

This summer has been the Summer of Vegan Ice Cream.
I can’t get enough of it. I really can’t.
Seeing Say Hello Sweets ice cream truck at an event literally makes my heart skip a beat. I’ve made the half hour drive across town to go to Innocent Ice Cream. I’ve even, *gasp*, stood in a line up that went down the street, like a sheep.
Ice Cream is a  joy in a cup.. or cone.. whatever you’re in the mood for.

For National Strawberry Sundae Day, I did contemplate grabbing a 99 cent sundae from McDonalds, just for the pictures, maybe having a bite to humour the holiday, then move on with my life.
But then I thought about how gross dairy is and how unsettling McDonald’s is, etc etc., and in the end, talked myself out of it.

So here we are, Jennah’s Super Delightful DIY Vegan Strawberry Sundae, ladies and gentlemen…and those who are neither… or both …and/or undecided

You’ll need:

  • 6-10 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup filtered water
  • Vegan ice cream (I used President’s Choice Dairy Free Coconut Ice Cream)

In a sauce pan combine diced strawberries, sugar and water and bring to boil.
Stir and mash mixture until you have desired consistency – you may want to add more strawberries, or sugar, or water depending on what you are going for

Scoop ice cream and pour sauce (***once cooled) over top. Garnish with fresh strawberry.

***Yeah so I didn’t do that and it made everything super melty but that’s where impatience gets ya, kids, what can I say

Day 15 – January 15th

Duncan really took a shine to his hat from his cowboy costume from yesterday, so he decided to celebrate National Hat Day by wearing it for a second day in a row.

 

Ravishing.

It was also National Strawberry Ice Cream Day.

Strawberry ice cream was Sarah’s favourite when we were little. I liked chocolate and our mother would buy Neapolitan to make things fair. I guess that makes sense as I reflect now as an adult but it pissed me off tremendously as a child. I didn’t like the other flavours absorbing all the chocolatey goodness. I never really voiced my dismay though cuz ice cream is still ice cream.

Kathleen and her sister Molly surprised me with a delivery of a jar of Earnest Ice Cream, a Vancouver based creamery. They were also wearing hats, as they have taken to this project like women to hats…. and ice cream.

It was Strawberry Balsamic! Sounded very glamorous. I felt like a Kardashian.

Just like the Kardashians.

We all indulged and shared with Duncan. A very thoughtful surprise on an otherwise uneventful day.  I think Sarah’s absolute favourite strawberry ice cream was those strawberry short cake ice creams that come on a stick. I wish she was here to celebrate. I wore her hat today and just enjoyed the moment.