Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dairy Free Strawberry Coconut "Ice Cream"



I LOVE strawberry season! I had the sweetest strawberries this weekend from a vendor at Eastern Market in D.C.  The berries came all the way from South Carolina, but they were worth it.  Sweet, tart, and flavorful. 
I also love using my Cuisinart Electric Ice Cream Maker.  It's so simple and easy and works well with yogurt, dairy or coconut milk.  The longer I've been on the GAPS diet, the more I can tolerate dairy.  I have made a few real ice creams using milk and cream, but I love trying these diary free recipes that are just as delicious as their cream counterparts.
My next adventure is SCD and GAPS friendly white bean ice cream- who knew!?

Dairy Free Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream

2 C pure coconut milk
1/2 C honey
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 C fresh strawberry puree, begin with about 2 C fresh chopped strawberries

Blend the fresh strawberries in a cuisinart mini blender (a necessity in my little kitchen)
In another bowl, mix all of the ingredients, including the strawberry puree, until the honey is dissolved
Pour into an electric ice cream maker, turn on and mix for 30 minutes (make sure you've frozen the canister for 24 hours before use)
Transfer to a freezer safe ice cream container
Enjoy!

For a vegan option using agave nectar there is Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream from The Nourishing Gourmet
And from GNOWFGLINS comes this Basic Vanilla Ice Cream (Coconut Milk) recipe. 

3 comments:

Single PAP said...

mmm sounds divine! i will have to get some berries from eastern market.

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

A divine & tasty coconut & strawberry ice ream!! oooh yeah!!

It is also strawberry season over here in Belgium & I just made a lovely gf & dairy free strawberry & rhubarb crumble on my blog!

I know you will like it a lot!!

Sheri said...

My 4.5 yr old daughter and I made this tonight. Wow! Super easy and sooo creamy and delicious. We will be making this all summer long.
Many thanks!
Sheri & Ava