Homemade Coconut Icecream

2 bowls
10 min

My baby may have a dairy intolerance so for the time being I can't have dairy, the problem is.. I LOVE ICECREAM. But not to fear, with a little imagination we can make this work!

So I set out to make some dairy free alternative and it could not have been easier.

I put frozen bananas, dark chocolate chips (the really dark kind doesn't contain dairy) and a spoon full of peanut butter in a blender.

Then I added half a can of coconut cream and chopped in the blender.

It was pretty good straight out of the blender but it was even better if you stick in the freezer for about 20 minutes.

Then I decided to make some strawberry "ice-cream" as well. I used the other half of the coconut cream, frozen strawberries and a little maple syrup to sweeten it a bit.

Then I just blended it!

Again it was slightly more like ice-cream after chilling in the freezer for 20 minutes or so, if you have that kind of patience (which I don't).

It was so good and refreshing and not overly sweet, a healthier alternative!

The only down side is if you leave it in the freezer over night it become rock hard and you have to thaw it a bit if you don't want to break a tooth.

Recipe details
  • 2  bowls
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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Ingredients
Chocolate Peanut Butter "Ice-Cream"
  • 1/2 can coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen bananas
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Strawberry "Ice-Cream"
  • 1/2 can coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
Instructions

mix in blender then chill in freezer for 20 minutes
Comments
  • Carol Z Carol Z on Jun 01, 2022

    Sounds good but is the approximate calorie count? How about those who have lactic issues?

  • Val Val on Jun 02, 2022

    Thanks for these treats. As I have gotten older, I have noticed that I don't tolerate dairy as much as I did before. These may help just a bit.

    • Mandy Pontet Mandy Pontet on Jun 07, 2022

      Hi Val, that's a very normal thing as we age to lack production of enzymes to break down lactose. We should be off milk once we are weaned but instead we consume another species breast milk like paracites and because we've only been doing this for less than 10 thousand years we have not evolved to consume dairy without issues as adults yet!


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