Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Happy Vanilla Ice Cream day! (updated with success)

Another faboosh recipe from PaleOmg - can you believe it? Paleo. Vanilla. Ice cream.

I, unfortunately, do not have an ice cream maker (nor a doughnut pan or cast iron skillet - should anyone be feeling generous) so I followed the instructions she provided for what to do otherwise. I also did not make the ice cream into mini peanut buster parfait bars - but of course I plan to in the very near future.

Also unfortunately, I really struggled with this recipe. You'll see why.

You need:
- 1 can of coconut milk (400 mL)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
I omitted the honey because I am following the Wheat Belly plan for book club (as we just read it). No honey. Can you believe it!? Nor dates, nor bananas. I died a little.

lovely little family of ingredients

add all ingredients into a bowl

whisk together

pour into bread pan and pop in the freezer

a few hours later, take out of freezer and attempt to scrape out ice cream. if this doesn't work, use microwave to soften. no microwave? use your stove top on low-med heat.

make a mess

put in gelato cup with half a paleo crepe and three blueberries and attempt to make the most of this failed endeavor.

I still ate it - it tasted like frozen coconut milk (shocker). I believe this would have worked better with an ice cream maker or if I had blended the attempt-at-ice-cream after I'd heated it a bit. But it was 11:30 p.m., I'd just played soccer and I wanted to shower, lie down, and eat all at the same time. And get this done in time for our national holiday (OK - America's holiday).

So tonight I will try again - but I will blend it and see if I can come up with something creamery. Stay tuned!

PS: I know the last photo is CRAP. But I told you - 11:30. Tired. Hungry.

So blending the heated-up-mess does give you a nice ice-cream-y consistency! If you use the honey as in the original recipe, I'm sure it will be even more amazing as this is lacking sweetness - but still every bit refreshing (especially on a hot summer day or post hot yoga).

Paleo topping ideas: almond butter, nuts, cocoa, fruit

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