EAT IT // Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Let the record show that Zach said this couldn't be done.

When I announced that I would be making ice cream without an ice cream maker, Zach scoffed at me. He said something about chemistry class, and needing salt, and how hard it was, and... then I stop listening. I was determined to prove him wrong and today, I have: by making ice cream using only a hand mixer and our freezer. 


We're currently on a semi-health food kick, so this recipe is a little different than normal ice cream. It only requires 3 ingredients: coconut milk, honey, and vanilla. After mixing these three ingredients together in a big bowl, you put it in the freezer for a half hour... then take it out to mix it... then put it in the freezer again for a half hour... then take it out to mix it... then put it in the freezer for a half hour... You get the idea.

After a while, it gets a really creamy texture. Then it gets hard to mix... and that's when you know it's done.

Ultimately, it's SUPER easy. It just takes a little time. And, we all need more practice in being patient, right?


Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream
Adapted from The Nourishing Gourmet 

2 14-oz. cans of full fat coconut milk
1/3-1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp. vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients (with a mixer) in a sturdy bowl. Place the bowl in the freezer and wait a half hour. 
Remove the bowl and use the mixer to stir the ingredients. Place the bowl in the freezer and wait a half hour. (Repeat this step until the ice cream is frozen.) It will likely take 2-3 hours.

6 comments:

  1. YES -- it's always good for your husband to be proven wrong every so often ;)

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  2. i am definitely making this soon. if you want to have an ice cream experimental party, i have an ice cream maker! next dinner at our place = ice cream! :D

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  3. Thanks for this Alison, since I can't eat ice cream because of the sugar. So going to try this.

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  4. looks delicious. i doubt I'l ever take the time to make my own ice cream but I love your gorgeous photos anyway! Teri

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  5. SO GOOD! i love anything coconut.

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