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We All Scream For Ice Cream

30 Jul

If it’s scorching hot outside what do you crave? If you’re like me then the answer is ice cream!!! So Delicious made with Coconut Milk makes a few flavors of non-dairy ice cream. Because their ice cream is made from coconut milk instead of the regular moo-milk, there is a distinct difference in flavor. It’s not necessarily a bad thing but some combinations will taste a little awkward, especially if you’re already used to the regular ice cream made from cow’s milk. My husband was not a fan of the green tea flavor (oh well, more for me!) then again he’s not a big ice cream fan in general (oh the horror!… again more for me!). I’ve also tried their chocolate and mint chip. Both me and my husband thought the mint chip was the perfect mix.

Well, if you find a coupon or sale for these coconut milk based ice-creams you should probably get a whole freezer full because they are pretty darn expensive. I decided to look into making ice cream myself. I wanted an ice cream maker! This was before my anniversary, and before I got my amazing leather-pressed print breakfast tray, so I told my husband exactly what I wanted for our anniversary. Being a wonderful husband, he simply said, “you know I already got you something?” Ah I was a little disappointed that I wasn’t going to get my requested gift, but happy that he didn’t forget about our anniversary. I ended up getting myself one anyways, the Cuisinart ICE-21.

For my first attempt, I wanted something simple with ingredients I already had, and after looking online for different concoctions, I found a Coconut Cinnamon Ice Cream recipe. I ended up using all coconut milk and substituted regular white sugar instead of the agave syrup (haven’t learned how to use agave syrup yet). I followed the instructions, blending the ingredients together first, then slowly pouring the mixture into the ice cream maker. In about 20 minutes the ice cream was ready. I tasted a little but I just put it in an airtight container and kept it in the freezer to harden a little more.

I had guests over that evening so they were my first guinea pigs. When I took the ice cream scooper to it, I found the ice cream a bit more icy than a regular ice cream would be, so the ice cream actually “crumbled”. Not the creamy texture I was expecting. Taste-wise I could probably have used less ground cinnamon; my husband thought it was a bit over powering. My guests said they liked it, so that’s a good sign.

Today we’re trying a funky mix with mangoes and purple yams. This should be interesting! Anyone have any suggestions for making ice cream with coconut milk or any flavors that might make a good tasting treat?