Chocolate “Ice Cream”

My roommate’s siblings were visiting this past weekend and one of them was off of refined sugar and gluten for a nice little elimination diet. As soon as she told me, I thought, “Welcome to the club!” It was fun spoiling them (they’re a lot younger than I am) and I decided to treat them to an “ice cream” that she could also partake in. It’s nothing fancy schmancy but it gets the job done for a last minute sweet treat. 

Enjoy! 

Chocolate “Ice Cream”

  • 1 14-fl oz can coconut fat (or full-fat coconut milk, chilled)
  • 2 ½ cups coconut milk, unsweetend
  • 1/3 cup organic, raw honey
  • 1 tsp gluten-free, organic vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (I use Trader Joe’s)
  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until well blended.
  2. Put in ice cream maker and churn until frozen, place in the freezer for ½ an hour or until more firmly set. 

Coconut Vanilla “Ice Cream”

This is just so good. I mean. Just so good. Being lactose-free, soy-free, sugar-free and processed foods-free, I’m limited as to what I can and can’t eat. And I can eat this. All day long. And it’s just so good. If you

Only downfall, it doesn’t firm up that well in the ice cream maker and it gets too hard in the freezer. So it’s an “eat as soon as it’s done” kind of ice cream. But that’s okay – if you’ll excuse me, I have a hot date with a random chick flick (suggestions welcome) and my “healthy” coconut ice cream.

I hope your tummy and taste buds enjoy this as much as mine do. 🙂

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Coconut Vanilla “Ice Cream”

  • 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Toasted coconut or fresh fruit

Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix well until honey is dissolved.

Turn ice cream maker on and pour mixture in. When ice cream starts to firm a bit, toss in toasted coconut. If using fresh fruit, add right before the mixture is done. (Freezing the fresh fruit works best.)

Let ice cream maker operate for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Makes a quart.

Enjoy!