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How To Make Mint Choc Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

How To Make Mint Choc Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream
How To Make Mint Choc Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Dairy Free). Image – OneGoodThingByJillee.com

Now I don’t know about you, but as far as I am concerned, life without ice cream is… well… an “unacceptable reality”.

And did someone say mint choc chip? Always been my favorite flavor and probably always will be.

Now I don’t do dairy – because I am lactose intolerant (apart from the fact that humans were never actually meant to drink cow milk in the first place, and it is not right for our bodies!)

So you can imagine my delight to discover this recipe for dairy free mint choc chip ice cream using coconut milk. Ka-ching! Struck gold!

Even better – an ice cream maker machine is not required – which is great, because I don’t have one! (You will of course need a freezer.) It will take some minutes of “elbow” to do this project but it is easy, “low tech”, inexpensive – and when done right, comes out soft and fluffy just like “real” ice cream.

This recipe contains only eggs, sugar, chocolate, peppermint essential oil and coconut milk.

Ok, here’s the link to Jillee’s recipe: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2014/03/how-to-make-coconut-milk-ice-cream-without-an-ice-cream-maker.html

Here’s our full info page all about peppermint essential oil.

Please let us know in the comments how you get on with this recipe! 🙂

Banana And Almond Butter Ice Cream

Banana And Almond Butter Ice CreamImage – Banana Ice Cream – OneIngredientChef.com

Ice cream – as everyone knows – is one of the most awesome things in the known universe. However let’s be honest: “Normal” ice cream is not the healthiest thing in the universe. In fact, health-wise, it’s a big fail. In addition to outrageous amounts of sugar (one of the worst things you can eat) and cow’s milk (not even digestible by humans, according to some), you might find all manner of other colorings, flavoring additives and other weird stuff that is neither ice nor cream. So, ice cream is both good and evil simultaneously and obviously, this is a conundrum that really needs to be solved. Urgently. 😉

Fortunately, some clever folks have figured it out! You can make your own super-delicious AND healthy ice cream using only frozen bananas and almonds! And we’ve found a great recipe for you, with the link at the end of this page. This recipe is sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, additive free, paleo and vegan!

Here Is How It Is Made: (so simple!)

The “base” ingredient is frozen bananas. For this version we will use raw almonds – however you could use other nuts or seeds according to your preference!

Step 1: Put raw almonds into food processor / blender and blend until creamy-smooth.

Step 2: Take out most of the nut butter but leave some in.

Step 3: Put in your frozen bananas. Pulse! Blend until creamy and smooth.

Step 4: Taste to see if it needs more almond butter. 🙂

Step 5: Add in some more of the almond butter if needed, plus any optional fun ingredients / flavours! 🙂 (see below for ideas)

OPTIONAL YUMMY EXTRAS / IDEAS:

I think it’s important to jazz up your healthy paleo ice cream and make some alternative flavors. 😉 No problem – because you can use the frozen banana as a “base” and also add in all manner of other ingredients in order to make your favorite flavors.

Try these:

• Unsweetened coconut flakes + 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder

• Raisins (+ rum for real rum and raisin flavour? 🙂 )

• Frozen cherries / strawberries / blueberries / raspberries

• Vanilla extract

Peppermint oil and raw cacao chunks for a perfect healthy mint choc chip….

• Swap out the almonds for either some other type of nuts.

Let’s get creative! What would you add? Maca? Dates? Lavender flowers? Let everyone know in the comments!

Have fun! 🙂

Extra Notes On The “Paleo Diet”:

Paleo” is an intriguing type of diet that has come to prominence in the last few years. Short for paleolithic, the paleo diet is based on the (presumed) diet of Paleolithic humans (i.e. from the era before the agricultural period began.) The general concept is that humans evolved for hundreds of thousands of years as hunter-gatherers and that our systems are not ideally suited to an agricultural diet consisting largely of grains and processed foodstuffs. So the paleo diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. [1]

The paleo diet is also known as the “caveman diet”, “Stone Age diet”, or “hunter-gatherer diet”.