One of my favorite desserts when going out to dinner is creme brûlée, but most places don’t have a vegan option for this amazing dessert. Well, I have found a way to veganize it and still keep its perfect deliciousness intact! It is a slight process and won’t be made immediately, but it is worth it!
Hello Everyone!! I was sick for a bit and couldn’t cook, but I’m choosing to make a return on this lovely holiday, 4/20!
This is the ultimate dessert, it’s no joke. I mean seriously, a cookie topped with nothing but amazingness and ice cream! I saw this one at BJ’s restaurant and sadly, they aren’t vegan; heck the s’more one in particular isn’t even vegetarian because of the gelatin in marshmallows… Well I’ve changed that for us vegans!
I love junk food and sweets, and personally, my favorite place to get them is at amusement parks! Funnel cakes & deep fried snacks–they’re so good! I accept that I’m a glutton. However, I don’t enjoy paying a billion dollars for these sweet delicacies–but I always do pay the money to eat them.
Besides the price, the main problems are the only real place to get these are at amusement parks, and they usually have eggs or dairy in the batter. Well, not anymore!!! Junk food vegans rejoice!!! For now, you too can enjoy these treats–at home, anytime you want–and still keep the animals happy!
What I have here is a basic vegan funnel cake batter recipe, and I use this to make funnel cake, but I also use it as my coating to fry any other thing I please…like Oreos! Yes, I’ll also talk about deep fried Oreos!! And seriously people, you can load the funnel cake with whatever your heart desires!! And you can use this batter to deep fry anything else sweet you might enjoy.
To make this sweet batter of goodness, you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
Once you mix all these ingredients together in a bowl, heat up a frying pan or bowl with vegetable oil. Once that’s hot, you’ll then need a ziplock bag. Put some batter in the bag (not all, because this will be the batter you can use for frying other sweets). Then move liquid to one side of the bag and cut a tiny corner off the other end side of the bag. Now pour the batter from the cut corner into the hot oil, and try to keep your pouring all together so the funnel cake forms together and isn’t hard to get out of the bowl/pan. Once it’s a nice golden brown, you can spoon out with a slotted spoon and place on plates. Top of that funnel cake with whatever you would like: jelly, preserves, jams or any dairy free ice cream you’d like. I personally used natural blackberry jelly and quick vegan caramel sauce and powdered sugar
(Caramel sauce recipe is full fat coconut milk, vegan butter with organic sugar and organic brown sugar melted and mixed together, and corn starch for thicker sauce)
Now this was delicious but I needed more junk food; I always need more junk food!! So now, I get to my sweet accidentally vegan Oreo cookies:
I soak the Oreos in the batter, I make sure the cookies are completely covered and I quickly place them in the hot oil. I flip them about 1.5 mins into frying and fry for about another minute or 2, depending on color. Just don’t burn them, unless you like that, then, by all means, burn away and enjoy the crunch! So, take these out and let them cool a bit, and BOOM! You just did the impossible and made Oreos even better!
Now remember, you can literally coat anything sweet you want with this batter and fry it and enjoy it that much more! Any vegan cookie, or any fruit slice you’d like, the options are pretty endless! Just be safe when working around hot oil; it likes to pop and splat and make a mess and burn you, so try to be safe and clean and watch how hot the oil gets. Also dispose of the oil in a proper way, let it cool and put in the jar again or another container. DO NOT POUR DOWN SINK. Ok that’s my blog today and my safety warnings! Peace, Love, Grub!