7 Gluten Free and Vegan S’Mores Recipes You NEED to Make This Summer

7 Gluten Free and Vegan S’Mores Recipes You NEED to Make This Summer


It’s not officially summer until the S’Mores are made. The campfire is going… the kids are running around looking for sticks… and out comes the graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. Sometimes, you have an occasion to be a little more creative with your S’Mores. Here are 7 gluten free and/or vegan S’Mores recipes that will soon be fan favorites!

It's not officially summer until the S'Mores are made. The campfire is going... the kids are running around looking for sticks... and out comes the graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. Sometimes, you have an occasion to be a little more creative with your S'Mores. Here are 7 gluten free and/or vegan S'Mores recipes that will soon be fan favorites!

 

Oh and wait until you see the grand finale. OMG. I’m totally making this and locking the boys out of the house and putting on every single chick flick ever made. But for now…

 

Homemade Vegan Marshmallows by Seitan is my Motor

 

 

Healthy No Bake Smores Cups by The Big Mans World

 

 

Love S'mores? But ingredients like milk, gluten, and sugar aren't in your nutrition protocol? These S'mores Muddy Buddies (or Puppy Chow) are gluten free, peanut free, low in sugar, and vegan-ish. The only thing I couldn't find is honey grahams without honey.

S’Mores Muddy Buddies by Pink Fortitude (that’s me!)

 

 

Ooey Gooey Camfire S’Mores by Lunch Box Bunch

 

 

Vegan Frozen S’Mores Sandwiches by Dolly and Oatmeal

 

 

Gluten Free & Vegan S’Mores Ice Cream Cake by Pink Fortitude (that’s me!)

 

And the grande finale… be still my beating heart….

 

Flourless 5 Minute S’Mores Molten Lava Cake by Veggies Don’t Bite

 

Ahhhhh… time to start roasting the marshmallows!

 

It's not officially summer until the S'Mores are made. The campfire is going... the kids are running around looking for sticks... and out comes the graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. Sometimes, you have an occasion to be a little more creative with your S'Mores. Here are 7 gluten free and/or vegan S'Mores recipes that will soon be fan favorites!

 

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It's not officially summer until the S'Mores are made. The campfire is going... the kids are running around looking for sticks... and out comes the graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. Sometimes, you have an occasion to be a little more creative with your S'Mores. Here are 7 gluten free and/or vegan S'Mores recipes that will soon be fan favorites!

 

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How to Tie Dye with Turmeric

How to Tie Dye with Turmeric


Whether you are responding to the summer anthem of “mom, I’m bored,” planning matching t-shirts for an event, or just want to have a fun DIY project for yourself or a gift for someone you love, tie dying is always the answer! If you ever wondered if you could tie dye using more all-natural methods, you stumbled on the right place to learn how. Turmeric creates a brilliant yellow. Let’s have some fun!

Whether you are responding to the summer anthem of "mom, I'm bored," planning matching t-shirts for an event, or just want to have a fun DIY project for yourself or a gift for someone you love, tie dying is always the answer! If you ever wondered if you could tie dye using more all-natural methods, you stumbled on the right place to learn how. Turmeric creates a brilliant yellow. Let's have some fun!

 

I’m the Queen of great ideas that love to fail. I did a lot of research on using vegetables and all-natural methods to tie dye, but this was the only one that worked… so far! Trust me… I’m not giving up! So before we get into the actual DIY steps of the shirt that worked, I’ll share my epic fail with you.

 

The DIY Fail

I wanted to use different vegetables to make a multi-colored shirt. I tried several times using beets and cabbage to make a pink and purple to pair with the yellow turmeric. But it turned out this gray-green and the shirt just looked dirty. One weekend’s worth of a project down the drain. Um… literally.

 

 

For now, let’s just go with one color, and one color that works quite well – yellow!

 

Gather Your Materials

 

 

Ignore the beets and cabbage in the picture above. This is what you will need:

Large stainless steel pot

Gloves

Cotton fabric (t-shirt or whatever you want to tie dye)

Sticks (skewers, fondue pokers, knitting needles, etc)

Rubber bands

1 oz Turmeric

2-4 cups vinegar

Either play clothes or an apron for yourself – it’s messy!

 

The Prep

In a large pot, use 8 cups of water to 2 cups vinegar to prep the shirt. If it doesn’t cover the t-shirt, adjust the ratio as needed. Bring to a boil and let simmer for one hour. Be sure to move the fabric around every few minutes to ensure it doesn’t stick or burn to the bottom of the pan. The vinegar acts as a fixative.

In the meantime, get the turmeric going.

I used 1 oz (one small container or 1/2 large container) of turmeric and added about 1 cup water in a separate pot and simmered for the hour while the shirt was prepping.

After an hour is up (a little longer is fine too), drain the t-shirt from the water-vinegar mixture. Some directions say to rinse, but I found that keeping a bit of the vinegar on the shirt helps the turmeric to stick.

Twist the water out. You want your shirt to still be wet, but not sopping wet. A little dripping is ok.

 

Pinch and Twist

There are a gazillion different tie dye methods to make different patterns. This is your standard swirl pattern.

 

 

Lay the fabric flat on the floor.

Pinch the fabric in the center or off center. I liked mine a little off center.

Begin twisting the fabric in a circular motion and continue until all of the fabric is in a spiral shape.

Secure the spiral with three or four rubber bands.

Your t-shirt is now ready to be dyed!

 

The Tie Dye

Use a stainless steel or aluminum pot to make the magic happen.  Add in the turmeric water and your t-shirt. If you need to add a little more water you can. Everything should be in the same pot now. Simmer for an hour or longer, and always be sure to stir occasionally and flip to cover all sides. The longer the fabric remains in the dye, the stronger the color will be. Keep in mind once you rinse the shirt, it will loose some of its color too. Turn the heat off and let the fabric hang out in the dye bath.

 

 

I let mine sit overnight to get this color. If you want a softer color you can take it out of the dye bath after an hour or two.

Remove the fabric from the dye bath, remove the rubber bands, rinse with cold water and ring gently until the water runs clean and no more dye comes out. It will lighten about one shade during the rinsing step.

 

Whether you are responding to the summer anthem of "mom, I'm bored," planning matching t-shirts for an event, or just want to have a fun DIY project for yourself or a gift for someone you love, tie dying is always the answer! If you ever wondered if you could tie dye using more all-natural methods, you stumbled on the right place to learn how. Turmeric creates a brilliant yellow. Let's have some fun!

 

And there you have it! From everything I researched, they say to hand wash with all-natural detergent or dish soap instead of the washing machine. You can probably wash it on the cold and gentle or delicate cycle. But don’t wash it with any other clothes until you know the dye has totally set.

 

 

My regular photographer (Stepson) was on a trip with Hubby, so I asked my Father to take the pictures so you can see the shirt in action.

 

Whether you are responding to the summer anthem of "mom, I'm bored," planning matching t-shirts for an event, or just want to have a fun DIY project for yourself or a gift for someone you love, tie dying is always the answer! If you ever wondered if you could tie dye using more all-natural methods, you stumbled on the right place to learn how. Turmeric creates a brilliant yellow. Let's have some fun!

 

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Whether you are responding to the summer anthem of "mom, I'm bored," planning matching t-shirts for an event, or just want to have a fun DIY project for yourself or a gift for someone you love, tie dying is always the answer! If you ever wondered if you could tie dye using more all-natural methods, you stumbled on the right place to learn how. Turmeric creates a brilliant yellow. Let's have some fun!

 

Be sure to PIN to your favorite board!  And don’t miss out on your free eBook (and other goodies!) to launch you into the life of good health and fortitude!

 

Whether you are responding to the summer anthem of "mom, I'm bored," planning matching t-shirts for an event, or just want to have a fun DIY project for yourself or a gift for someone you love, tie dying is always the answer! If you ever wondered if you could tie dye using more all-natural methods, you stumbled on the right place to learn how. Turmeric creates a brilliant yellow. Let's have some fun!

 

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Smores Ice Cream Cake – Gluten Free and Vegan

Smores Ice Cream Cake – Gluten Free and Vegan


Roasting marshmallows and making S’mores is the quintessential summer evening pastime. But sometimes you need to mix things up a little bit. This S’mores ice cream cake is gluten free and vegan and is sure to please even the most traditional S’mores lovers around your campfire!

Roasting marshmallows and making S'mores is the quintessential summer evening pastime. But sometimes you need to mix things up a little bit. This S'mores ice cream cake is gluten free and vegan and is sure to please even the most traditional S'mores lovers around your campfire!

 

Do you remember being a kid and running around looking for THE PERFECT S’mores roasting stick? And then spearing a big ole marshmallow? Dirt and all?  Ahhhhhh… those were the days!

 

 

I’ve been wanting to make a S’mores… something. So I searched and searched and searched Pinterest and nothing was getting me excited. And then I saw an ice cream cake. Full of sugar and dairy and gluten. Boy did it look good. I had my muse.

 

Roasting marshmallows and making S'mores is the quintessential summer evening pastime. But sometimes you need to mix things up a little bit. This S'mores ice cream cake is gluten free and vegan and is sure to please even the most traditional S'mores lovers around your campfire!

 

This is one of those recipes that looks extremely complicated and has a lot of steps, but is actually pretty easy. For best results you will want to make this the day before. It’s going to take a little over two hours to make, but 95% of that time is the cake hanging out in the freezer. I added all of the timing for you in the instructions below to make it easier for you.

 

 

 

The bottom is made from Schar’s Graham Crackers and vegan butter. Honey is the only controversial ingredient in the cookies. I’m good with honey. But if you don’t eat honey, I’m sure there are other graham type crackers that are pure vegan you can use.

The secret to the fudge layer – make enough to drizzle over the top! And eat for a snack. And hide from the family.

The vanilla “ice cream” is made with a mix-in of Dandies Marshmallows. I love Dandies!

 

 

 

We had company over and I served the ice cream cake with a huge caveat. If people aren’t used to my “clean” recipes, it may take a minute to get used to when you eat something without added sugar, gluten, or dairy. They literally ate the entire cake. Like scraping the plates. I was thrilled!

 

 

Ingredients

Approx 18 gluten free graham crackers (I use Schar 5.6 oz box and they do contain honey)

1/4 cup vegan butter

***

1/2 cup raw cacao

Approx 10 large pitted dates

1 cup boiling water

1/4 cup olive oil

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2 cups plain cashews

1/4 cup vegan butter

1 TBSP vanilla extract

1 cup vegan milk (almond, flax, etc)

1/4 – 1/2 cup Dandies Miniature Marshmallows

 

Bottom Layer

Soak the cashews in water and set aside. We’ll come back to those later.

Crumble graham crackers either via Nutra Ninja or blender.

Melt vegan butter in a microwave safe container for 30 seconds.

In a small bowl, mix together graham crackers and butter until combined.

Cover a stoneware loaf pan with parchment paper and pour graham cracker crumb mix into pan.

With the 1/4 cup measuring cup, press down on the graham cracker crumb mix until firm.

Place in freezer for one hour. Go do something else and then come back to the middle layer one hour later

 

Middle Layer

Once your first hour is up, make the sauce.

Boil one cup water.

Add cacao, dates, water and olive oil into a Ninja or blender and mix.

You may want to leave a little water and oil out and add more if needed to a fudgey consistency.

Pour over graham cracker layer and leave some aside to drizzle over the top.

Place back into the freezer for another hour.

 

Top Layer – Vanilla and Marshmallow Ice Cream

After your second hour is up, it’s time to make the ice cream layer.

Place your ice cream ingredients into a Ninja or blender and mix.

The consistency should be thick but still runny.

Pour over top the fudge layer and let the ice cream cake sit overnight in the freezer.

Enjoy!

 

 

Be sure to PIN to your favorite board!  And don’t miss out on your free eBook (and other goodies!) to launch you into the life of good health and fortitude!

 

Roasting marshmallows and making S'mores is the quintessential summer evening pastime. But sometimes you need to mix things up a little bit. This S'mores ice cream cake is gluten free and vegan and is sure to please even the most traditional S'mores lovers around your campfire!

 

Connect and Share

What about you? What is your favorite way to eat S’mores?

Love, hugs, and eating s’more!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This post and blog contain affiliate links and ads which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and make a purchase. Any information on this website is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Please consult your doctor for medical advice. I believe in capitalism and the American Dream.  Full Disclosure Policy, Legal Clause, and Terms and Conditions – Click HERE.