COCONUT ICE-CREAM WITH NUTS AND BERRIES

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Coconut ice-cream on a hot day?

Is it possible to make non-dairy ice-cream without ice-cream machine at home? Easy!

Let me share all tips and tricks with you so you could make a delicious and creamy ice-cream yourself.

You can choose any of your favourite ingredients for flavouring an ice-cream, but keep in mind that the simplest version of this coconut ice-cream is made by using only two main ingredients: coconut milk that is at least 18% fat and sweetener of your choice.

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COCONUT ICE-CREAM

COCONUT ICE-CREAM

INGREDIENTS

coconut milk - 1L (18-21% fat)

vanilla extract

maple syrup

INSTRUCTION

  1. Blend coconut-milk with a syrup and vanilla extract. I recommend you to put 10 tbsp of syrup and 1 tsp of vanilla extract for 1L of coconut milk. You can also put some part of nuts in the mix in order to give a nutty taste to your ice-cream. Leave some nuts for decoration.
  2. Pre-freeze your ice-cream form. Put the ice-cream mix in the form and place it in the freezer for 5-8 hours. Stir it every hour or even every 30 minutes, if your freezer is set below -14C.
  3. When the mix is evenly frozen, decorate it with nuts, berries, syrup or chocolate pieces and put back in the freezer for storage until serving time.
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Watch the video for the cooking process:

What are that main tricks to get creamy texture when you make it without ice-cream machine?:

  1. Pre-freeze the bowl or form that you are planning to use for ice-cream.
  2. Stir it with a spoon every 1-2 hours.
  3. Recommended freezer temperature -12 .. -14°C.

If you are still not satisfied with the consistency include one more step before to put your mix in a freezer.

4. Freeze coconut milk by ice cubes before to blend it in a food processor.

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If you use canned coconut milk, try to use only creamy part of it leaving separated coconut water for other purposes, for example, smoothies or pancakes. Please note that an ice-cream made from 18% fat milk or above can’t be considered as diet product, but there some other tricks how to lower the fat, but still keep creamy texture.

! Tips for lowering fat content:

  1. Add some frozen banana. It will also give the consistency to the ice-cream.
  2. Use light coconut milk with lowered fat %, but add corn starch or tapioca to your mix heating it for activating. (I haven’t tried it personally, but it should work).

I hope it helped you out.

Enjoy it!

 

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