This summer, The Soyfoods Council wants to remind do-it-yourselfers that it’s fun to use an ice cream maker to create frozen soyfoods specialties such as Fruit Pops and Chocolate Tofu Ice Cream. Yes, it’s easy and convenient to buy dairy-free “ice cream” made with soymilk or tofu, but making your own with an ice cream maker turns dessert into a family activity.
Americans have been making their own variations on ice cream and tinkering with traditional recipes since 1843, when the hand-cranked ice cream freezer was invented. By 1904, ice cream was being offered in cones for the first time at the World’s Fair in St. Louis. It’s no wonder that a perennial favorite like ice cream continues to evolve. Today, we enjoy variations like gelato, sorbet and soy frozen custard, too….