Doesn't that just look dee-lish-ious! What you probably would never have guessed is that the Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are vegan made by Fabe's All Natural Bakery brand, and the Mint Chip ice cream is the Tempt brand made from hemp milk by Living Harvest.
Yes, that's right hemp milk.
I thought ick too but just wait
Now before some of you click away and go ewww like I almost did when I first heard of hemp milk ice cream, listen for a second because it really is inviting, and I'll tell you why. The taste buds don't lie, at least mine don't, and frankly they are ruler of my eating universe. I'm not going to let a dairy & egg allergy stop me from enjoying food. We just get creative and more open minded.
Now, my first thought of this hemp milk ice cream was, "Is this going to taste like chocolate chips and mint mixed in some grassy tasting frozen ice." Yes, kinda judgmental and more so because most hemp milks I have tried in the past have a grassy taste and visions of dancing hippies pop into my head. I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying that's some imagery that I associate with hemp. I doubt I'm not alone.
Anything with cookies & chocolate is worth a gander
Pal @jenmyronuk swears that the hemp milk Mint Chip ice cream is awesome so I am open minded. We were in search of dessert after our fabulous salmon and chicken dinner at My Florist Cafe. Initially, we ventured over to Whole Foods on Mayo Blvd because I told her that they could make lattes with rice, hemp, almond or coconut milk. I can't tell you how excited I was of this milk discovery because usually the only milk choices you get in a cafe is what percentage of fat you want in a cow milk or soy.
As we walk past the bakery in Whole Foods, we see stacks of various Fabe's vegan cookies, and light bulb goes off. How about crumbling some cookies in the ice cream. The ice cream is in a plastic cup because we decided to stay at Whole Foods and eat our dessert there along with our coconut milk lattes.
Three things I liked about the Mint Chip hemp milk ice cream:
- No grassy taste at all - very crucial.
- Very nice refreshing after taste from the mint. Regardless if it's cow milk or whatever milk, you want a nice subtle minty aftertaste with Mint Chip ice cream, and this Tempt haz it.
- Delicious. Again, no matter what something is made of, if it tastes good and has good texture, then I'm a happy camper.
Texture wise, to me, I would compare this hemp milk ice cream to an ice cream made with a non-fat to 1% cow milk, so it's on the lighter side.
Would I get this Tempt Mint Chip hemp milk ice cream again? Most definitely! And now, I want to try the other flavors. Have you tried any of the other Tempt ice cream flavors, and what did you think?