Its love at first bite! Until now, vegans and lactose-intolerants have missed out on perfect rich, creamy ice cream, and have been left with bland, too-healthy-tasting alternatives. Who knew it was possible to create a satisfying ice cream-like dessert without the milk and cream? Jeff Rogers and his vice cream to the rescue! VICE CREAM offers more than 70 scrumptious recipes for all the vegans out there whove been missing scoop after scoop of mouthwatering ice cream. For the first time, you can make truly creamy and delectable ice creams using purely vegan ingredientsthe milks come from nuts, the sweeteners are maple syrup and dates, and the flavors are just amazing. Recipes include favorites like chocolate, vanilla, chocolate chip, mocha, and peanut butter, as well as fresh fruit flavors like blueberry, raspberry, lemon, and strawberry, and many more. After your first spoonful, youll be astonished at just how tasty and rich this healthy alternative to the heaviness of real ice cream can be. With vice cream in the freezer, youll never yearn for milk-based ice cream again. More than 70 recipes for pure vegan ice creams, including preparation and ingredient tips. Includes a whole section devoted to raw vice creams. The Vegetarian Resource Group estimates that 2,900,000 Americans (or 1 percent of the population) are vegans. According to the National Institutes of Health, 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant.
About Jeff Rogers
JEFF ROGERS grew up in Stowe, Vermont, where he became interested in food and tourism. After working at a popular restaurant, he moved to New Hampshire to study hotel and restaurant management at college. While pursuing a career in hotels, he honed his skills in the kitchen by experimenting and creating recipes of his own.
Adapting his diet to improve his health, he eventually became a vegan, eschewing all animal products. But he still craved the premium dairy ice creams he once ate and so used his kitchen gifts to experiment with creating a rich, gourmet vegan ice cream. As he became interested in the raw food movement, he also began to make ice creams with all raw ingredients.
Soon after beginning his vegan ice cream venture, Jeff began sharing his desserts with friends. A physician friend noted that in a world where people are trying to eat low-fat foods and fewer sweets, it was naughty of Jeff to create these decadent desserts, vegan or not. Thus, he was dubbed “The Naughty Vegan” and has used the nickname ever since.
Jeff has volunteered for and done pro bono work for animal rights, vegan, and raw food groups, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA), Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN), Farm Sanctuary, the Gentle Barn, Raw Network of Washington, and EarthSave. Jeff has been a speaker at International Raw & Living Foods Festivals (Portland, Oregon), Raw & Living Spirit Retreats (Molalla, Oregon), Taste of Health Festivals (Vancouver, British Columbia, and New York City), Portland VegFest (Oregon), Vegetarian Summerfest (Pennsylvania), and the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival.
Jeff has exhibited at WorldFest (Los Angeles) many times, as well as at Animal Rights National Conference 2007 (Los Angeles). He also had a booth at the 2001 PETA Gala in New York City and was a volunteer for Chef Tal Ronnen and others at the 2005 PETA 25th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles.
PETA awarded Jeff a Proggy Award for the “Best Dessert Cookbook” for Vice Creamin 2004.
You can learn more about Jeff and his ice cream by visiting his website, TheNaughtyVegan.com. You’ll also find information on equipment (like how to choose an ice cream maker) and gadgets on this site.
Jeff actively promotes the awareness of the benefits of a plant-based diet so that people may make informed choices regarding their diet and health. Jeff has started a variety of projects, such as the SoyStache and Drumming Instead projects, as well as Jeff’s Buttons, and has created and maintains many websites. Jeff has been an avid photographer since high school and writes poetry. See his photography and learn more about his other projects at JeffRogers.us.
Many people who have shifted to a healthy plant-based diet have told me that the hardest food for them to do without is quality ice cream. Now, thanks to Jeff Rogers, you can make your own gourmet frozen desserts without dairy products. And theyll taste better than Ben & Jerrys or Baskin-Robbins ever did! John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and The Food RevolutionThe vice cream was quite delicious. . . . We enjoyed the taste test and felt honored to be among the first to try this exciting cruelty-free dessert. We are all nut lovers, so the maple walnut was a huge hit. We loved the chocolate chip too, especially the way the chips are like tiny morsels that go through every spoonful, making each bite totally tasty. Ingrid E. Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)Sinfully sumptuous, fun to make, and all vegan! Thats one improvement in ice cream thats long overdue. Dr. Neal Barnard, president of Physicians Committee for Responsible MedicineWhen it comes to his vice cream recipes, Jeff Rogers has made an impressive addition to the world of delicious, healthy desserts that adds pleasure to our life without the need for artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat. Jeffs recipes are simply and sinfully great. Francis Janes, international restaurateurJeff Rogers doesnt just give you a slice, but a whole spoonful of heaven with his amazing frozen dessert recipes. His creations are delicious and unforgettable. Yum! Sabrina Nelson, Webwitch, VegSource.com