I recently came back from 4th of July weekend in Long Island, doing some farm stand and vineyard hopping, with an overnight bag, a cooler… And the mister. It was a blast. If you haven’t been to the North Fork of Long Island, I highly recommend it. I’ll also post some of my specific recommendations soon so you know exactly where to go! Between the trees, corn fields and vineyards… There is a farm stand every few minutes it seems. All packed with local produce grown right there, freshly picked. You can imagine how much fun that is for me. Hehe.
Anyway, here’s the thing. Every place had tons of gorgeous sweet corn that was also mega cheap. I told you I had a cooler right? So we felt ambitious… And bought like, a lot. So cut to us getting home the next day with a trunk full of goodies and about 50% of it being bushels of corn. Have you done this before? I would like to say it was the first time but it’s not.
So. What to do with an excess of beautiful, fresh local corn knowing you are but two people with no plans or time to throw a big party for all your friends to come help you deplete the stash in a timely manner?!?
You have a few options…
You can make a bunch on the grill, in the oven or boiled… Eat what you can and cut up, save the rest for your lunches ahead.
You can also freeze it, sure- you will be super prepared come fall and winter.
Anything else? Ah yes.
YOU CAN MAKE ICE CREAM.
Yes you can. And you don’t need anything fancy except 4-5 ingredients including all that corn! No ice cream maker either. This is NO CHURN, baby.
A quick note about the 5th ingredient… It’s fleur de sel (or the fanciest salt you have in possession)- and it’s just a little on top to take it to the next level. Normally, I make toppings italicized and optional in the ingredient list. Not this time… MANDATORY.
This ice cream is my new favorite. It tastes so heavenly… Pile it on top of your favorite cone (I found gluten-free ones), make these from Fork and Beans blog, or scoop it in your favorite dish. Happy Summer, guys!
Vegan Sweet Corn Ice Cream (no churn) serves 6 / vegan// lactose-free// gluten-free
Vegan Sweet Corn Ice Cream (no churn) – serves 6
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