Vegan a la Mode Cookbook Giveaway

I recently received Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet’s latest book, Vegan a la Mode: More Than 100 Frozen Treats for Every Day of the Year (published by Skyhorse Publishing)

Hannah Kaminsky has developed an international following for her delicious vegan recipes and mouthwatering food photography at

Now, she shares some of her newest ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet recipes. This is a cookbook that any dessert lover will enjoy and all the recipes are vegan and completely cholesterol-free. No eggs or cream are necessary to create rich, delicious, and scrumptious cold treats.

Learn how to make everything from simply delicious French Vanilla to seriously decadent Peanut Butter Bombshell, and many others, including:
· Birthday Cake Ice Cream
· Super-Simple Chocolate Kefir Ice Cream
· Chocolate-Cabernet Ice Cream
· Turkish Coffee Ice Cream
· Pistachio Praline Ice Cream
· Blueberry-Balsamic Ice Cream
· Mango Colada Ice Cream
· Rose Petal Ice Cream
· And many more!

There’s also a section on toppings so you can make your own vegan sprinkles, caramel sauce, and hot fudge.

This is not Hannah’s first book, she’s also written Vegan Desserts

And My Sweet Vegan

And she’s written many e-books.

Not bad for a college sophomore. Wow!

When I talk to Hannah, I am constantly impressed by her kindness and generosity of spirit. She is such a sweet person – just a total doll!

And when I go to her blog or her professional photography website (she shoots her own photography for her books, which is all simply stunning), I am always blown away by her extremely creative recipes and gorgeous photos, including:

Ice Cream Alfajores with Dulce de Coco Ice Cream and Shortbread Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Purple Cow Ice Cream

Saffron Cashew Ice Cream

Hannah has no shortage of mouthwatering recipes in her new book and if you’d like to win a copy of, Vegan a la Mode, comment below to enter:

1. What’s your favorite ice cream of all-time? (please be specific; brand, type, if homemade, feel free to leave a recipe link)


Have you ever made homemade ice cream? (recipe links welcome)

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweet the following:

I entered to win the new Vegan a la Mode Cookbook in the @AverieCooks @Bittersweet_ Giveaway

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each (please don’t do these ‘just’ for the giveaway and then unsubscribe or unfollow immediately):

Facebook Like Averie Cooks

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Pinterest Follow & Re-Pin Something of Mine

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or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Sunday, August 12, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only. In full disclosure, I was given a copy of Vegan a la Mode but am not being paid to post a review or host the giveaway. My thoughts, opinions, and review are 100% my own.


126 Responses to “Vegan a la Mode Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. Ellen — August 8, 2012 at 1:06 am (#

    Must I pick a fave? It depends on mood…but if I had to if say cookie dough by anyone who realizes that the ratio of dough to ice cream should be 50:50…

  2. Bou Shin @ Shin's Vegan Lovin' — August 8, 2012 at 2:18 am (#

    Aa, I love Hannah’s blog so much and her food photography is some of the best I’ve ever seen! ^^

    I love making homemade ice cream – my favorite is this super simple raw ice cream that’s ready in minutes.

  3. Bou Shin @ Shin's Vegan Lovin' — August 8, 2012 at 2:20 am (#

    I’ve followed Hannah on Twitter as well! ^^

  4. Micky — August 8, 2012 at 4:02 am (#

    My favorite ice cream, is actually sorbet. I really enjoy the Mojito (limey, minty) sorbet from Pitango Gelato. Perfectly refreshing on a summer’s day!

  5. Micky — August 8, 2012 at 4:03 am (#

    I follow you and tweeted the giveaway!

  6. Micky — August 8, 2012 at 4:04 am (#

    I pinned your Homemade Thin Mints and Butter Mints recipes

  7. Kristine — August 8, 2012 at 5:05 am (#

    I LOVE ice cream! I just recently bought an ice cream machine and it has proven to be the best investment ever seeing as I live by myself and use it everyday. hehe. It’s great because I can make healthy versions of my favorite recipes (mint chocolate chip) or get uber creative (mocha chocolate cherry). As odd as it may sound my mint ice cream is two cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, half cup frozen spinach, two very ripe bananas, 1/4 tsp peppermint extract, 1 heaping scoop chocolate protein powder (or 2T cocoa powder and a pack of stevia). Blend ingredients and pour into machine. I like to add cocoa nibs, too!

  8. Laura Dembowski — August 8, 2012 at 5:30 am (#

    My favorite ice cream is Jeni’s salty caramel. So yummy!

  9. Laura Dembowski — August 8, 2012 at 5:31 am (#

    I subscribe to your site by email.

  10. Laura Dembowski — August 8, 2012 at 5:32 am (#

    I follow you on Instagram.

  11. Laura Dembowski — August 8, 2012 at 5:33 am (#

    I added your site to my page’s favorites on Facebook . I don’t have a personal account.

  12. Corinna — August 8, 2012 at 5:34 am (#

    For me, anything chocolate is the best!

  13. Irina @ Chocolatea Time — August 8, 2012 at 5:44 am (#

    The only homemade ice cream I’ve made was a banana soft serve style one!

  14. — August 8, 2012 at 5:50 am (#

    This looks like a must read! I love to make banana ice cream in the vitamin if I am being healthy. I love cookie dough soy delicious if I want to be a little naughty ;)

  15. Lea — August 8, 2012 at 5:52 am (#

    There’s an ice cream/candy store near me called Kilwin’s (they’re a change but I think they’re mostly on the east coast) and they make the most amazing ice cream. They offer a dark chocolate frozen yogurt that is absolutely amazing!

  16. megan — August 8, 2012 at 6:10 am (#

    I made ice cream using a generic mix that came with the machine

  17. Heather (Where's the Beach) — August 8, 2012 at 6:36 am (#

    Oh yummmm I need to check that out! Let’s see….when I was a kid it was all about Rocky Road. As an adult, I prefer a caramel praline.

  18. Heather (Where's the Beach) — August 8, 2012 at 6:36 am (#

    I tweeted

  19. Heather (Where's the Beach) — August 8, 2012 at 6:37 am (#

    And I follow you on FB

  20. radioactivegan — August 8, 2012 at 6:38 am (#

    I love making my own ice cream (though I don’t do it nearly enough). there are some great recipes in Vice Cream

  21. radioactivegan — August 8, 2012 at 6:38 am (#

    I follow your RSS feed!

  22. Ana — August 8, 2012 at 6:38 am (#

    Oh my gosh, I love ice cream!! And I have two favorites: Trader Joe’s Chocolate ice cream made with coconut milk, and So Delicious in Cookie Dough flavor, also made with coconut milk!
    And yes, I make ice cream at home all the time! I like mixing up coconut milk (canned, full fat) with vanilla beans and sweetener of choice (honey or xylitol) to make vanilla bean ice cream. If I am on a chocolate mood then I will add cocoa to the party. Have also made it with fruits, by pureeing blueberries into it, or cherries. And have also made my own cookie dough with vegan cookie dough bits mixed in. Sooo good!!
    I also like the cookbook Vegan Scoop, it has lots of amazingly delicious ice cream recipes, we have made some of them and loved them all! (these are soy milk based)
    What a fun giveaway, everything in this book looks amazing!

  23. Anne — August 8, 2012 at 6:42 am (#

    Of all the ice creams I’ve made so far, Spouse raves about the Nutella Ice Cream with Frangelico from Susi’s Kochen Un Backen Adventures (

  24. Jen — August 8, 2012 at 6:45 am (#

    Coldstone Creamery makes a dark chocolate peppermint ice cream that I loved; now I’ll have to figure out how to make a vegan version. I made a pineapple granita once that was pretty awesome.

  25. Darbi — August 8, 2012 at 6:46 am (#

    My brother and I got my dad an ice cream maker for Christmas two years ago. We started simple by making plain vanilla, which was delicious!

  26. gail — August 8, 2012 at 6:51 am (#

    i love ben and jerrys americone dream

  27. gail — August 8, 2012 at 6:52 am (#

    liked averie cooks on fb

  28. Dianne @ Veggiegirl — August 8, 2012 at 6:53 am (#

    Before I went vegan, my favorite ice cream was Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Sometimes I would eat a pint of it for dinner! It’s hard to say what my favorite is now, but Robin Robertson recently posted a recipe for Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream that I’ve made a few times and it is very reminiscent of Cherry Garcia.

  29. Paula — August 8, 2012 at 6:53 am (#

    My favorite commercial ice cream would be Ben and Jerry’s chubby hubby (PB, fudge, pretzels). I don’t buy it much at all because I lack the discipline to make that stuff last more than a day or two!

  30. Dianne @ Veggiegirl — August 8, 2012 at 6:55 am (#

    I started following you on Twitter and I tweeted about the contest. I already follow Hannah.

  31. Susan — August 8, 2012 at 7:08 am (#

    I really like the Rice Dream ice cream in chocolate, but I recently tried the So Delicious Cookie Dough ice cream and it was really good. I would love to be able to make vegan homemade ice cream though!

  32. Kat — August 8, 2012 at 7:20 am (#

    I love the so delicious coconut milk ice cream – turtle trails flavor is the best! (but they are all really good).

  33. Kat — August 8, 2012 at 7:23 am (#

    i like averie cooks on FB

  34. Elle @TheWay — August 8, 2012 at 7:51 am (#

    My favorite ice cream is the lemon variety I bought from a street vendor in Venice, Italy. I have never found any replication of it, anywhere.
    When I make my own, I usually make raspberry sherbet with almond milk. Very good!

  35. Barb Mc — August 8, 2012 at 8:04 am (#

    My favorite ice cream is homemade cake batter!

  36. Barb Mc — August 8, 2012 at 8:05 am (#

    I subscribe using RSS feed.

  37. bitt — August 8, 2012 at 8:18 am (#

    i like the so delicious cookie dough but their sugar free kind is good too. love hannah’s work!

  38. kathleen — August 8, 2012 at 8:29 am (#

    my all time favorite, Braums’ peanut butter cup ice cream in a nice waffle cone!

  39. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — August 8, 2012 at 8:53 am (#

    i love BitterSweet!! her recipes and photography is truly amazing! my favorite ice cream is my Cashew Coconut Sugar Free Vegan Ice Cream!
    thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  40. Ashley P — August 8, 2012 at 9:00 am (#

    I love chocolate chip cookie dough and mint chocolate chip!

  41. Kelly — August 8, 2012 at 9:33 am (#

    Homemade Roasted Strawberry & Balsamic Ice Cream…to die for!

    • Mahealani @ Beauty, Brains, and Balance — August 8, 2012 at 9:44 am (#

      OMG, that sounds amazing. I could drink Balsamic straight from the bottle! Do you have a recipe?

  42. Emily — August 8, 2012 at 9:35 am (#

    Blue Bunny Pistachio Almond!

  43. Mahealani @ Beauty, Brains, and Balance — August 8, 2012 at 9:43 am (#

    My favorite ice cream of all time is COFFEE!!!! Almost any brand will do, I just gotta get my fix any way I can. A close second is the plain vanilla from Blue Bell. My dad is from Texas and I think you can only get that brand in the south. It’s so creamy, almost like a frozen custard, with such a true vanilla flavor that you don’t need to mix it with anything.

  44. Marthalynn — August 8, 2012 at 9:51 am (#

    My favorite ice cream is Starbucks Coffee flavor – it’s so simple and purely delicious. marthalynn16 at gmail

  45. ella — August 8, 2012 at 10:15 am (#

    My favorite ice cream was homemade, a friend of a friend brought it to a party. I wish I got the recipe! It was homemade coconut ice cream!

  46. ella — August 8, 2012 at 10:20 am (#

    Following hannah on twitter. @ellaaanchronism

  47. ella — August 8, 2012 at 10:32 am (#
  48. ella — August 8, 2012 at 10:50 am (#

    Following on Pinterest and repinned several of your pins!

  49. Nikki — August 8, 2012 at 11:41 am (#

    My favorite has to be Schwans Sweet and Salty ice cream( it’s butter pecan flavored with swirls of caramel and pieces of chocolate covered pretzels)

  50. Shawnee — August 8, 2012 at 11:47 am (#

    I liked you on facebook, and followed and tweeted on twitter.
    My favorite ice cream would probably be “Thats how I roll” from coldstone. (Before I was vegan!) Now it’s coldstone’s sorbet!

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