I usually exchange gifts with a friend around the holidays. She had one simple request. That simple request was to bake her some vegan cinnamon rolls.

I’ve made many things, but not once did I ever consider making cinnamon rolls, let alone vegan cinnamon rolls.

She gave me a recipe she thought I should try and realized the only thing vegan about the cinnamon rolls was the replacement of butter and milk. Luckily, I already consume a milk substitute, but I had to get introduced to vegan butter.

My boyfriend plays a game called ‘Guild Wars 2.’ He keeps trying to get me to play, but I really don’t have the patience for that game, but I am fascinated with the foods the gamers can create for their characters.

Bowl of peach raspberry swirl ice cream caught my attention and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I would love to make this again with a custard base. I haven’t yet perfected the use of eggs in my ice cream base, but I will. I would also like to remake this with fruits during peak season.

The ice cream base is really basic to make, but have patience when straining the raspberry puree.