March 12, 2012

Dairy Free Mint Ice Cream!

You would never know this
ice cream has no sugar in it ~
Just honey.

And no CREAM either ~
Only coconut milk!

W.O.W.

It is yummy.

Oh...
and one *secret* ingredient
to make it green ~
S.P.I.N.A.C.H.

Can you believe it?
Shhh....don't tell my kids! :)


I found the original recipe here.
And then I tweaked it ~
Just a little.

If you are looking for
dairy-free, sugar-free, grain-free recipes,
The Unrefined Kitchen
is a great resource!

~ Mint Ice Cream ~

Three 400ml tins premium quality coconut milk ~
Or just two if you use the liquidy stuff...
Make sure these are full fat, not *lite*! :)

1/2 cup Liquid Honey

1 cup Baby Spinach Leaves ~
Lightly steamed and cooled

2-3 tsp Peppermint Extract

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Chips to taste ~
My photo does not show chocolate
chips since this was a chocolate-free batch.
It's super-duper yummy with chocolate
chips in it though!


Scoop off the top heavy cream from
your tins of coconut milk and
discard the watery stuff ~
Or, if you are using all the contents
of the tin, just use two.
(I have done it both ways,
and I prefer the taste when
the watery stuff is not included).

Place into blender or a deep bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients
and blend ~ I use a deep bowl and
mix it all up well with my immersion blender.

Taste and adjust flavourings.

Process in your ice cream maker according
to manufacturer's specifications.

If adding chocolate chips,
do so at the end of churning and
fold in until well distributed.

Transfer to a freezer container.
Store in the deep freeze until
ready to use.

Thaw a few minutes prior to scooping.


Enjoy!

Blessings,
Camille

9 comments:

Jennifer @ The Unrefined Kitchen said...

Thanks for linking to my site! I'm glad you liked the ice cream! It is a favorite in our home!

Cinnamon said...

I have been wanting to try that. That's our favorite ice cream and you made it look extra yummy!

~Cinnamon

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I will have to try this recipe but need to stock up on some coconut cream. Used my last tin in the curry we enjoyed for yesterday's dinner! I often make ice cream with just frozen bananas, a little coconut milk and some mint extract. It doesn't even need the honey if you use sweet bananas. You don't need an ice cream machine just a blender.
Thanks for sharing this recipe Camille.

Jenn said...

This would be a great recipe to try with miss "L" since we are trying to go dairy free with her. Thanks for sharing!

Camille said...

Dear Jennifer ~ Thank you again for letting me share it here. :)

Dear Cinnamon ~ Oh I am sure you will be pleased with it. You can't even taste the spinach! :)

Dear Ann ~ I have a weakness for curry...especially with coconut milk in it! That's a good reason for not having coconut milk in the house. Yum Yum! :)

Dear Jenn ~ Ohhhh...I do hope she likes it! Dairy free living has its challenges...and if you don't have to give up ice cream, it makes it a little easier. :)

Many Blessings,
Camille

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

yum! I love icecream and will have to try this dairy-free alternative since I can't do dairy anymore...

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ So sorry you are having such troubles with your diet lately! I am sure you will enjoy this recipe...it is SO yummy! :)

Blessings,
Camille

Heather said...

Too good to be true! You always seem to come up with the best recipes, Girl!
Wow, I think I'll be trying this one :) Thanks for the link, too.
Have a wonderful day, Camille!

Love, Heather

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ It really is too good to be true! I hope you all enjoy it...just don't let the kids see you putting spinach in it!! LOL! :)

Love,
Camille