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Random Wed Jul 16 2008

Frozen Vegan Refreshment

When it's hot out like today, why not treat yourself to thick, cold vegan ice cream or smoothie? Below are some of my favorite sources.

• Karmers on Wabash in the Loop has Temptation vegan ice cream by the scoop, either on the sidewalk or inside available by asking at the counter. I hear that you can also find the locally made Temptation by the scoop at Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor in Forest Park, and Heavenly Gelato & Ice Cream in Logan Square.

Fresh fruit smoothies at Soy Organic in Pilsen.

Seedling blends up smoothies with the fruit they grow at Green City Market.

• Ice cold and smooth vegan shakes are at Veggie Bite in Wicker Park and Beverly.

Chicago Diner makes some of the best vegan shakes, served in a tall glass.

• Vegan ice cream on cones at Just Indulge in Wicker Park.

Sorbet at Ruth & Phils Gourmet Ice Cream in Lincoln Square.

Temptation is available by the pint at the Green Grocer at Grand & Noble, W Crossings on North Avenue in Wicker Park, True Nature in Uptown, and Whole Foods in Lakeview, South Loop, and on Halsted.

And a few places I've been meaning to try:

• I've seen smoothies being made weekend days on a table out front Crespo's at North Avenue at Leavitt.

• I've heard about a new juice and smoothie shop at 2246 W. Armitage, apparently serving up wheatgrass shots and carrot apple ginger juice.

 
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Rita Brunn / July 28, 2008 7:18 AM

Wow, all that availability! Here in the northwest 'burbs, the only way you can get vegan ice cream is to purchase it at the grocery store (some of them) and make your own refreshing shake, smoothie, sundae, cake, etc! I made a vegan frozen cake for the writer's birthday and added, as decoration, edible nasturtiums from my garden.

It can be viewed at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/illinoismastergardener/2607338916/in/set-72157605785137992/

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