2 tsp powdered agar agar (from health food stores, not cheap)
3 cups soy milk
½ cup castor sugar
1/3 cup sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
2 tsp carob powder (or cocoa powder if ok with amines)

Combine agar and 1 cup soy milk over medium heat stirring until dissolved and milk begins to boil. Remove from heat and process with remaining ingredients in food processor. Refrigerate until chilled then use an ice cream maker or the beat’n’freeze method – thanks to the failsafeeczema group

Hint:  birthday cake icing in a failsafe, but exciting way -  I used a tea strainer to sprinkle icing sugar all over a failsafe carob cake. I then dipped 2 different sized star cookie cutters in a bit of water and pressed them into the cake. The water dissolved the icing sugar and left star shapes all over the cake. You could do the same using a carob and icing sugar mix over a light coloured cake. The result was an impressive looking effect that had the kids wanting the star cake over the non-failsafe cake with green icing and flowers I had made for his cousin who was also turning two!!  thanks to Pippa (see photo and other party food suggestions in our Parties Factsheet)