Sunday, June 30, 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

My boyfriend loves ice cream. Like, SERIOUSLY loves it. He can eat a half gallon in one sitting, which is strangely impressive. So in an attempt to push him a little bit more towards 90% Paleo, I decided to make him some coconut milk ice cream for his birthday.

The result was delicious. At least I think so, because I seriously got 2 bites of this, while he ate the whole other two cups himself. In about 3 minutes.

You could absolutely put whatever you want into this mix. I am sure that he will request many other flavors in the future, but this was what we had in the pantry and what he thought would go well with the banana bread I made him for his cake. :)

1) 1 can (14oz) of coconut milk (full fat)
2) 1 ripe banana (the riper, the sweeter the ice cream will be. If not totally ripe, also add in some honey or maple syrup)
3) 1 egg yolk
4) Toppings: I added in 1/4 cup of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. These things are delicious and only 3 ingredients. Soy Free, Dairy Free. Awesome, awesome. I would love to add in some coconut chips and some blueberries next time!

1) Use a blender. A food processor will leak and you will make a mess....TRUST ME....
2) Add in your coconut milk, banana, and egg yolk. Blend until smooth.  Then add in your toppings and mix with a spoon.

Blended up and ready for the ice cream maker!
3) It's going to be easiest to make this in an ice cream maker. If you don't have one, you should definitely get one because it pays for itself! If not, you can just pour into a pan and put in the freezer until it hardens. It will get a little icy, so you'll probably want to heat it up a little before you serve it if you do it this way.
4) Prepare as instructed by your ice cream maker.
5) The boyfriend was impatient, so we ended up churning it to the consistency of soft serve. If we had gone another 5-10 minutes it would have been thicker. It's up to you!
6) Enjoy. This makes 1 pint of ice cream, and it cost about $2 to make depending on how much your coconut milk is. Way cheaper than the So Delicious Coconut versions that sell at the store! And this one is chemical free, and has no added sugar!

I see ice cream!

Try to get your boyfriend to share with you. If it's his birthday, then you can get 2 spoonfuls and give the rest to him. Then watch him eat it, like I did.
Ready to eat, soft-serve style

1 comment:

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