A Jaunt in Ice Cream MakingPosted: May 23, 2008
I found this recipe on one of my new favorite blogs (www.thenourishinggourmet.com) and thought we’d give it a try. I have never really liked coconut, but have been trying to develop a taste for it in the last year as I’ve become more aware of its many nutritional benefits. With that in mind, I thought eating coconut with chocolate may help things along!
This came out so creamy it was crazy! Erik wasn’t too excited at first cause I think he was expecting a chocolate ice cream and this wasn’t as sweet as he expected because of the cocoa. It definitely grew on him though. I liked it out the gate! It tasted just like an Almond Joy candy bar in my opinion. I also appreciated that I didn’t have to feel bad about how much the Kat wanted to eat since the ingredients were so much healthier than a typical dish of ice cream. It’s a good thing too, cause she couldn’t get enough of it!
I had a video to share with you of her eating the ice cream, but I can’t seem to get it to load. Maybe my dear hubbie can look into that for me later?
Update (edited to abide by the nourishinggourmets wishes on recipe sharing and to change the recipe and add my own):
Hey, guys! I’ve played around with this recipe enough and made enough changes that I think I can now call it my own. Here’s what I made:
Amazing Chocolate Covered Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream
- just under two cans coconut milk (save the rest for a smoothie in the morning!)
- 1/3 cup carob powder (cause it’s way cheaper than quality cocao powder)
- 1/3 cup cacao (cocoa) powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (watch the label for high fructose corn syrup!)
- 6 Tablespoons agave syrup
- one handful of frozen strawberries
Throw everything in the blender and let her rip! Blend until it’s as smooth as a baby’s backside. Put in a bowl in the fridge for as long as you can wait. I throw it in the fridge while I’m making dinner and then it’s ready by the time we are for dessert. Then freeze according to the manufacturers directions on your ice cream maker. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can just freeze it and eat it like shaved ice or turn it into popsicles. This stuff is amazing!