For my first experiment, I went with the green tea ice cream recipe from Veganomiconwhich relies on coconut cream as a thickening agent. At first I was a little weary of using such a high fat milk, but after doing the math I found that there is less fat per serving than my favorite soy ice cream so I decided that it would be okay.
Green Tea Ice Cream
1/2 cup cream of coconut milkPuree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker and follow the machine's instructions.
1 cup soy milk
3/4 cup sugar
6 oz. silken tofu
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons green tea powder
Overall I am very happy with the recipe, it came out rich and delicious just like the green tea ice cream you get in a restaurant. The coconut flavor did show up in the final product which was good for this recipe, but I could see where it might be a problem in others so that is something to be aware of. As for the machine, I am completely in love. It turned liquid into a fairly firm ice cream in 25 minutes and the clean-up was nice and simple (a huge plus in my book.)