Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Hi everyone, we have an announcement regarding our shop hours for the end of June and beginning of July.

We will be closed:




for a two week vacation. We will reopen JULY 20, so be sure to stop by then for some fantastic vegan ice cream! Thank you!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Sorry, this event has been postponed due to some timing issues. We are currently working with Candle 79 to reschedule. We'll let you know when we have a confirmed date for the event. Thanks for understanding!

Hi everyone, Wheeler's Frozen Dessert Co. is hosting a free event at Candle 79 in NYC this weeknd!

Wheeler del Torro, author of The Vegan Scoop, will be giving away samples from the recipes in his book. The event is taking place in the Upper East Side, at Candle 79. The ice cream tasting will begin at 6PM, on Monday June 29th. Wheeler will also be signing copies of The Vegan Scoop, so be sure to stop by!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert Co.
Free Ice Cream Sampling from The Vegan Scoop!
Candle Cafe
June 29, 2009
154 E 79th St
New York, NY 10075

Thanks so much and hope to see you there.

Friday, June 19, 2009

How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker (Continued)

Hey everyone, in case you want to make our ice cream but can't find an ice cream maker, here's another way to recreate our delicious vegan treats without one!

From Mimi Clark @ Veg Gourmet:

Combine liquid ingredients as per recipe instructions. Pour mixture into a large shallow pan and freeze. Stir mixture once an hour for 3 - 4 hours returning to freezer after each time. When mixture is completely frozen, leave at room temperature for 15 minutes to soften slightly. Transfer mixture to food processor and process until smooth. Put ice cream in an airtight container and freeze until solid.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

(#4) Virtual Book Tour: Transition Housewife

Our friend Morag at Transition Housewife has written a brilliant piece about our new book, the Vegan Scoop.

Go check it out, here!

Thanks Morag!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

(#2) Virtual Book Tour: Food Loves Writing

Wow! Thanks so much to Shanna for an awesome post with beautiful pictures!

Check out our most recent stop on our virtual book tour at Food Loves Writing. The link to the post is here.

Enjoy! And thanks again Shanna!

(#1) Virtual Book Tour: Mutual Menu

Hi everyone! As a lot of you know, our virtual book tour began this week! Our first stop on our tour was at the wonderful Mutual Menu blog, hosted by Joselle.

Check out her post here! Thanks, Joselle!

We also recieved a nice write up from our friend Nicole at Baking Bites! Check out the post here.

Thanks so much for everyone's support! We truly appreciate it. Have fun with the recipes!

Virtual Book Tour Official Schedule!

Hi everyone! Here is the complete, official schedule for our virtual book tour this summer! These bloggers and writers have graciously welcomed us to their blogs to help us promote our newest cookbook, The Vegan Scoop.

Here is a list of writers and their blogs. Their content is awesome, so be sure to check them out!

June 15
Joselle @ Mutual Menu

June 16
Shannon @ Food Loves Writing

June 17
Maile @ Al Dente Blog

June 18
Morag @ Transition Housewife

June 19
Avi @ Dark Roasted Blend

June 22
Kathleen @ Katydid & Kid

June 23
Tracey @ Black Gives Back

June 24
Adrianne @ Black Women in Europe

June 25
Noemi @ Hermana Resist

June 29
Lynn @ Cookie Baker Lynn

June 30
Alicia @ Vegan Guinea Pig

July 1
Rachel @ Coconut & Lime

July 2
Helen @ Tartlette

July 3
Marika @ Mad Cap Cupcake

July 7
Andrea @ Cook Easy Vegan

July 9
Shel @ Musings from the Fishbowl

July 14
Katie @ goodLife {eats}

July 15
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free

July 16
Bex @ How To Feed a Vegan

July 21
Jay & Julie @ Everydaydish TV

July 22
Katie @ Chocolate Covered Vegan

Enjoy!, & thanks again for the continous support!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ice Cream Maker Alternatives

The recipes in the Vegan Scoop are easy enough to make, but what do you do if you don't have an ice cream maker? Here are a few ways to create fantastic vegan ice cream using these methods.

From David Lebovitz. Full article can be found here.

1. Prepare your ice cream mixture, then chill it over an ice bath.

2. Put a deep baking dish, or bowl made of plastic, stainless steel or something durable in the freezer, and pour your custard mixture into it.

3. After forty-five minutes, open the door and check it. As it starts to freeze near the edges, remove it from the freezer and stir it vigorously with a spatula or whisk. Really beat it up and break up any frozen sections. Return to freezer.

4. Continue to check the mixture every 30 minutes, stirring vigorously as it's freezing. If you have one, you can use a hand-held mixer for best results, or use a stick-blender or hand-held mixer.

But since we're going low-tech here, you can also use just a spatula or a sturdy whisk along with some modest physical effort.

5. Keep checking periodically and stirring while it freezes (by hand or with the electric mixer) until the ice cream is frozen. It will likely take 2-3 h ours to be ready.

From Sci-Toys. Full article can be found here.

1. Pour a cup of the ice cream mixture into a plastic zip-lock sandwich bag.

2. Zip the bag closed, and put it into another sandwich bag for safety, and zip that one closed as well.

3. Fill a gallon size food storage zip-lock bag about one third full of ice cubes. Add a cup of salt (we used rock salt, but any kind will do).

4. Zip the large bag closed, and wrap it in a towel to keep fingers from getting too cold.

5. Make a bag for everyone (this recipe will make enough for three or four servings, and you can double or quadruple the recipe if you are having a party).

Now have each person squish the little bag around in the salt and ice, making sure that the ice contacts the little bag as much as possible, and that the little bag gets lots of kneading, to keep the ice crystals tiny, so the ice cream is very smooth.

6. The kneading stage takes 10 minutes. You can let the ice cream sit in the ice for another 5 minutes if you like harder ice cream, although continuing to knead it for the extra 5 minutes is also OK to do if you're having fun.

7. You will know the ice cream is done by feeling the mixture become a paste instead of a liquid. When you take the little bag out of the ice, wipe off the salt water, and then remove the outer bag carefully, so you don't get salt in the ice cream. The little bag will stand up in the bowl, because it is a frozen paste.

If these techniques still seem too complicated, KitchenAid makes an ice cream maker attachment for their mixers. See the KitchenAid website ( for further information. You can also buy them on Amazon here

Good Luck with all your frozen dessert adventures!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Video Tour!

Here's the video tour we promised! Enjoy and don't forget to grab a copy of The Vegan Scoop where books are sold!

Monday, June 1, 2009


Hi everyone!

Today is the official release date of our brand new cookbook, The Vegan Scoop -- and we couldn't be more excited to share our recipes with you! In honor of this special occasion, we're giving you an exclusive look into the life of Wheeler and his friends on his farm. Scroll down for a quick introduction -- names have been changed to protect the animals -- but be sure to keep an eye on our blog. We're releasing a full video tour tonight!

Buy our book on Amazon! Thanks for the continuous support!

Did you pick up your copy of the Vegan Scoop yet?

Tulip the Pig

Dill the Horse

Check out the goats! They love running around the field together.





Big yawn! Last but not least ...

Pepper the Cat!