Category Archives: ice cream
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-Dash of cayenne (optional)
2. Add to ice cream maker and churn until thick.
3. Transfer to glass container and store in freezer for at least four hours.
4. Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving.
*I use this ice cream maker and it works great, and it’s a perfect middle ground size.
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One thing I haven’t had in years is caramel. As a child I just loved warm caramel drizzled over ice cream (ahhh). I’ve been experimenting with a few different “caramel” sauces, and I think this one is my favorite. Does it taste just like caramel, no. Does it taste delicious, yes. Is it a fun topping on ice cream, yes and yes. One ingredient that gives it a nice creamy texture is cashew butter. I always have some of this brand on hand (as I use it to make Danielle’s awesome bread). It’s an expensive brand, but it has a creamy texture I’ve yet to replicate. It’s sweet and delicious and makes the most amazing cashew icings.
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Just in time for summer, Danielle, from Blue Mountain Organics, contacted me and asked if I would review some of their cashew based ice creams. Below you’ll find our thoughts and opinions on 4 of their ice cream flavors. (Please note, we were not paid for our personal comments).
- Rich and Creamy
- Dairy-Free, Vegan, Raw
- USDA Certified Organic
- Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, GMO-Free
- Agave Sweetened, Low Glycemic Index
- Made in a Peanut-Free and Soy-Free Facility
I’m very particular about what products I share and what companies I promote here on The Tasty Alternative, and I can tell you this company is special with superior products. In additional to their cashew cream, they also offer other healthy, delicious foods, such as: raw desserts and snacks, raw and sprouted seeds and nut butters, & grains/ cereals/sprouted flours.
Blue Mountain Organics is offering my readers 10% of their order with the code: “BLOG”
Please take advantage of this discount!
Click here to browse their many fabulous products, and to place your order.
Note: If you’re ordering the cashew cream, it will be sent to you in a Styrofoam box with dry ice. Danielle from Blue Mountain Organics informed me that you can send back the Styrofoam box (at your own expense) so it can be reused. I sent mine back!
1011 Floyd HWY North
Floyd, Va 24091
Thank you and happy summer!
I hope you love it too.
-2 cans coconut milk (this brand is SCD friendly)
-1 lb. fresh organic strawberries
-1/3 cup of honey*
-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or to taste)
1. Blend all ingredients together until incorporated.
2. Immediately transfer to ice cream maker and allow to churn until thick.
3. Remove ice cream and transfer to glass storage. Store in freezer and remove 20 minutes before serving.
4. Optional: top with fresh strawberries, chopped almonds and shredded coconut.
*Vegan option: use 1/3 cup agave, maple syrup, or stevia to taste.
*This ice cream would be amazing with Vicky’s SCD friendly spounge cake!
*I often get an extra 1/2 pound of strawberries and blend them with the mixture just until they are chunky, then churn. I love the little fresh strawberry chunks in the ice cream
*You could add 1 cup finely chopped nuts or finely chopped fresh strawberries to the final few minutes in the ice cream maker.
*This recipe makes too much for my ice cream maker, so I threw some ice in with what remained in my blender and made a smoothie.
My sweet husband celebrated his birthday on Sunday. When asked what he wanted for his birthday dessert he declared, “Oh, your pumpkin brownies! and mint chocolate chip ice cream.”
Done and done my love.
His all-time favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. Our local Coop carries the coconut version and a few months ago I finally made my own batch. And I kick myself for waiting so long. It’s soooo easy to make and absolutely delicious.
- Add coconut milk, vanilla, peppermint & maple syrup (or honey) to blender and blend until incorporated, add to ice cream maker.
- Check ice cream maker after about 15 minutes. When the mixture thickens up a bit and about to get super thick, add in chocolate shavings and continue mixing.
- Remove mixture from ice cream maker when a ball of ice cream forms
- Transfer ice cream to glass storage and place in freezer for a few hours
- Remove from freezer about 20 minutes before serving
- Melt remaining chocolate for drizzling when ready to serve