Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dairy Free Strawberry Lime Ice Cream

Dairy Free Strawberry Lime Ice Cream

Holy Smokes, is this stuff delicious. I just churned me up a batch and put it in the freezer to harden. Meanwhile, I am scrapping the sides of my ice cream maker to get every last frozen morsel out and into my mouth. Milk drinkers! Don't let the "dairy-free" label scare you off. You could definitely substitute heavy cream and half and half for the milk in the recipe, but that would be silly because you really don't need to. Can you tell how pleased I am with this ice cream? And the best part is that honey (a little bit at that) sweetens the whole thing. This ice cream is creamy and slightly tangy from the lime with the perfect amount of sweetness. It's fresh, like a creamy and healthy sherbet.

Lindsay, over at Delighted Momma first blogged about this ice cream. She likes to follow a Paleo diet and this ice cream is allowed. If you are in need of some paleo friendly recipes and all-natural beauty tips, head on over to her blog and say hi. I'm talking to you, Stephanie.

Of course, the summer strawberries are beautiful right now but if you happen to use frozen, like I did, theres no need to chill the mixture before running it through your ice cream maker because it will already be quite cold. Yes, proper chilling does make a difference in the texture of your ice cream. I'm sorry to have to tell you that.

Dairy Free Strawberry Lime Ice Cream

You all must know that I have to mention that this is actually healthy ice cream. Coconut milk is non-dairy, delicious, packed with electrolytes, potassium, strongly anti-inflammatory, and full of good fats for your body (this equals energy). Fresh, whole strawberries and lime provide nice fiber and vitamin C. Honey is an all-natural form of sugar, but too much is not good for you. Luckily this recipe only has 1 1/2 tablespoons for the entire batch! I'm in heaven.

Side note: This is best eaten soft serve right out of the ice cream maker, or after a few hours of hardening up in the freezer. After a day, my ice cream was not very scoop-able.

Dairy Free Strawberry Lime Ice Cream
makes 4 servings

14 large strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 15-oz can full fat coconut milk

*note- this does not make a full batch of ice cream. To do that, use 21 strawberries, 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 1/3 teaspoon sea salt, 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract, and 1 1/2 cans of coconut milk.

Blend everything together in a blender. Chill mixture until cold (2-4 hours and up to overnight). If you are using frozen strawberries, you can skip this step. Place chilled blended mixture into an ince cream maker and follow manufactures instructions. Place the soft serve ice cream into a glass bowl, cover, and freeze until firm. Let frozen ice cream sit out and soften for about 5 minutes before scooping

5 comments:

  1. I wish I could make this but we don't have an ice cream maker! :( How much are they?!

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  2. You can get one at Wal-mart for $24 bucks!

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  3. Oh awesome!! So glad you likes it :) we made it again last night--it's addicting

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