Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dairy-Free Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Summer brings memories of family gatherings and ice cream socials. I made homemade ice cream several times every summer while my kids were growing up. It was full of eggs, milk, cream, and LOTS of sugar. I'm older and wiser now and I've been learning to take better care of my body. Sometimes a "health" reality check is what's needed to jolt you back to taking better care of yourself.

This recipe is an adaptation of my chocolate ice cream recipe. It boasts an incredible fresh strawberry flavor, no refined sugar and uses coconut milk instead of cow's milk. I LOVE coconut milk!!! I use coconut milk  in a lot of recipes I would have used regular milk in the past.

half finely chopped
half diced
Strawberry Ice Cream (dairy-free) 

2 cans coconut milk
3/4 cup agave
1 lb fresh strawberries, divided
dash salt
1 Tbs vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients well

  1. Wisk together milk, agave, vanilla, salt and half the strawberries that have been finely chopped. I chopped mine in a mini food processor.
  2. Pour mixture into your ice cream maker. My ice cream maker is not large enough to handle the entire recipe, so I poured the overage into a freezer container and put in the freezer to mix in once the ice cream freezer is done freezing my ice cream.
  3. Add the other half of the strawberries after about 10 minutes of freezing.
  4. Freeze according to your ice cream makers instructions.

Ice cream ready for storage in the freezer
I bought my Cuisinart ice cream/frozen yogurt maker at Goodwill for about $6 or  $7. BONUS. It was easy to make the investment for another kitchen gadget since I didn't have to make a huge investment. I got my food saver the same way. LOVE Goodwill!!
What's your favorite homemade ice cream?


Mindy said...

Enjoyed this for dinner tonight. It was amazing and I would prefer it over any froyo chain any day!! Thanks Mom!

Sherry said...

This looks very yummy!


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