Make a Wish

If you could make any wish come true by mixing it into a special recipe, what would you wish?

Ruthy’s Vegan Dandelion Ice Cream With Three Wishes Inside

My mom came up with the idea to put dandelions in ice cream, to use some of the thousands of dandelions in our yard. I love gathering the dandelions, it’s great fun looking for the prettiest ones. And I love the transformation that the ice cream maker or freezer does, making what looks a bit like thickish milk into, well, ice cream.

1 cup cashews, soaked overnight or for 4+ hours
1 cup nut milk or other non-dairy milk
1/2 cup dandelion petals
1/6-1/4 cup maple syrup
A few blueberries to taste
A few lilac blossoms (optional)

It is not a baked good so that I won’t bake anything inside, but instead, I’ll sprinkle wishes on top with the lilac and/or blueberries.

As this is a recipe for three, three people get wishes. My own wish is for the climate crisis to cease and for all humans around the world to be educated and working to fight climate change.

I asked two of my sisters for wishes, and here are their wishes:
The first sister said for COVID to end
And the second said, an extra bowl of ice cream!!

The Wishing Walnut Coffee Cake

In the NMG Spring 2021, author Raina, 13, MI shared her story The Wishing Walnut Cake. Artist Ofelia, 13, ON brought the story to life with her beautiful illustrations.