What? What’s that you say? You say that Christmas came and went almost a month ago?
Au Contraire, my blogging friends! Christmas showed up at my house just last week, in the form of FIVE containers of vegan ice cream! The company is based in Boston, but the super-friendly Wheeler’s folks felt so sorry for me down in Dallas that they shipped me some of their ice cream so that I, too, could partake in the delectation!
(Pictured above– Five flavors of Wheeler’s Vegan ice cream: Peanut Butter, Piña Colada, Kahlua, Pumpkin, and Chocolate-Chocolate Chip.)
Now all I needed were some cohorts to share in my sweet feast.
I recruited two friends (neither of whom is a vegan), and, equipped with quite a lot of spoons, we commenced the ice cream-tasting. Friend #2 was skeptical, but still open to the possibility that vegan ice cream might actually taste good. Friend #1, however, was downright close-minded. “I can’t believe I am actually going to try this stuff,” she grumbled.
Ignoring her whining, I set a container of Piña Colada in front of her. She reluctantly picked up a spoon and, scowling at me, placed a tiny amount of ice cream on her tongue. Watching her face in the next few seconds was priceless– her expression quickly changed from distrust… to disbelief… to sheer delight.
“Well?” I asked, raising my eyebrows at her.
Friend #1 grinned sheepishly, announcing, “It’s actually really good!”
Hearing this stamp of approval, Friend #2 grabbed the unopened Peanut Butter ice cream from the counter and elegantly danced her spoon into the smooth, creamy confection.
“Oh wow, Katie, this is DELICIOUS! I hope you’re not expecting me to leave you any,” she gushed, as she scooped some more peanut butter ice cream into a bowl and topped it with banana slices and chocolate syrup.
Friend #1, meanwhile, had moved on from the Piña Colada and was helping herself to some vegan Kahlua ice cream.
As for me? Well, what kind of chocolate-covered vegan would I be if I didn’t go straight for the Chocolate-Chocolate chip? Although I was more than impressed with all five of the flavors, this one was definitely my favorite. With each bite, rich bursts of chocolate joy shot through my mouth.