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Voluptuous Vanilla Ice Cream
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The fresh or frozen coconut milk in this recipe really resembles the taste and texture of traditional western ice creams.Dairy Free Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

This recipe is to be used in a Cusinart ice cream maker. You need to freeze the Cusinart freezer bowl a day or more ahead of time. Make sure your freezer is cold enough to freeze the unit. You will know the canister is frozen if when you shake it you don’t hear water sloshing around inside.
If using a larger ice cream maker, double or triple recipe as needed.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until mostly frozen and then blend together in a high powered blender. But waiting a few hours for vanilla ice cream seems crazy to me when you can just add some frozen fruit (which we always have on hand) like mangoes and blend together in a high powered blender. I even like to only partially blend the fruit so you have fruit chunks. Sooooo yummy!

Coconut Milk

The coconut milk is what makes this ice cream so creamy and delicious. If you know you like canned coconut milk then you can use that, but be aware that not everyone likes it canned. The taste of canned is very different from when it is freshly made or frozen. You don’t want to buy the “lite” less-fat version either.

Frozen Coconut Milk
You can make your own fresh coconut milk. But for convenience and price I buy frozen coconut milk in the freezer section at my local Asian Supermarket and I keep it on had for many other recipes. I’m telling you, fresh or frozen coconut milk in this recipe really resembles the taste and texture of traditional western ice creams. Substituting any other milk in this recipe will not be nearly the same. Luckily enough, coconut milk is a healthy, acceptable choice for all five types of Wholetarians.

Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Voluptuous Vanilla Ice Cream
 
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Yield: 4 cups
 
Makes 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 cups (16 oz) frozen coconut milk, thawed. I prefer the fresh taste of Tropics frozen 100% pure but you can use canned milk if you know you like it. I happen to not like canned. (Canned contains 1½ cups and Tropics frozen has 2 cups). I only use fresh coconut milk from Tropics so I add almond or cashew milk for the additional 1 cup so I don't have to thaw out another 2 cup bag of coconut milk).
  • ½ cup raw cream (optional) OR ¼ cup coconut cream if you prefer it more creamy.
  • 2 eggs (optional, they will stay raw) only use if you prefer it a creamier French vanilla.
  • 2 egg yolks (optional as well)
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp lime or lemon juice
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ cup maple syrup or raw white honey or a mixture of both (can use ¼ cup maple syrup and or honey and 7 drops of stevia instead) Do not put in too much stevia- as it can ruin it. Use stevia sparingly and taste as you go to your liking. Remember that once it is frozen, it will taste a little less sweet.
Instructions
  1. Blend in the blender until well mixed.
  2. Assemble the Cusinart Ice Cream machine and turn it on.
  3. Pour the ice cream mixture into the freezer bowl, turn and let it mix until frozen, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. The ice cream will have a soft, texture. For a firmer consistency transfer the ice cream to the freezer for about 30 to 60 minutes.
  5. If you don't have an ice cream freezer you can pour the mixture into ice cube trays, freeze until mostly frozen and then blend together in a high powered blender.
Notes
The coconut milk is what makes this ice cream so creamy and delicious. If you know you like canned coconut milk then you can use that but be aware that not everyone likes it canned. The taste of canned is very different from freshly made or frozen. You can make your own fresh coconut milk here. For convenience and price I buy frozen coconut milk in the freezer section at my local Asian Supermarket. I'm telling you, fresh or frozen coconut milk really resembles the taste and texture of traditional western ice creams. Substituting any other milk will not be nearly the same. Using honey will keep it from freezing hard. I prefer using maple syrup unless I'm expecting left-overs.

 

Healthy Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream RecipeSee Whipped Coconut Cream topping recipe shown on top of the ice cream.

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Photos by: Karly Blair

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