~ 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 a thickish milk into, well, ice cream.

Vegan Dandelion Ice Cream For Three
1 cup cashews, soaked overnight or for 4+ hours
1 cup nut milk or other nondairy milk
1/2 cup dandelion petals
1/6-1/4 cup maple syrup
A few blueberries, to taste
A few lilac blossoms (optional)

Blend all ingredients together. Pour into a bowl or container, and freeze, stirring every 30 minutes. Or, if you have an ice cream maker, churn in that until whatever your desired consistency is. Serve in three bowls.
Put an extra blueberry and a lilac flower or two on top for garnish, if you wish.

It is not a baked good, so I won’t bake anything inside, but rather 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!!

~Ruthy, 12, MI

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.