Monday, September 7, 2015

Strawberry, Banana, and Pineapple Dairy Free Vegan Ice Cream

4-6 medium sized strawberries cut in halves
2 small to medium well ripened bananas cut into discs
1 spear of pineapple cut into small chunks
1 teaspoon (or so) coconut sugar (optional)
1 can coconut milk (full fat)

This is a super simple and healthy way to have ice cream without the dairy. Put the fresh strawberries, banana and pineapple and in a container or a zip loc bag and put that into the freezer. Once they are frozen or even if they aren't frozen solid, I place them in a blender with canned coconut milk. I choose canned coconut milk because the cream separates from the liquid and you get the benefits of both. The liquid helps the fruit to blend well and the creamer part makes the creamy texture. To separate the liquid and the cream, you can either put the can in the fridge over night, or if its cold enough in your pantry i.e. not summer, it should solidify and separate just as well. I didn't use all the cream for this serving. Add a couple of dessert spoon heapings at a time and use your senses to work out what you prefer. I also added a bit of coconut sugar, but this is optional.  You could easily have this for breakfast. lunch, dinner, or dessert. So versatile and add the fruit you like best. You can even add some cacao powder for a chocolate taste.

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