Tennessee is not at the top of the list when it comes to daring culinary trends, so this may not surprise some of you. But today I learned, via press release, that there is such a thing as vegan ice cream.
On top of that (the fudge on my sundae of surprise, if you will), it has a celebrity spokesperson: “celebrity vegan” Erykah Badu, who loves the concoctions of chef Wheeler del Torro, author of The Vegan Scoop.
Now this vegan ice cream may well be delicious (the Thai Chile flavor mentioned in the press release sounds intriguing). But can you really call something ice cream if it’s not, you know, made with actual cream? Or does a “soy and nut milk blend” count? Readers, your opinion is needed.