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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 156.4
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 6.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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Date-Sweetened Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Soy-Free)

Submitted by: GETFIT-BEFIT
Date-Sweetened Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Soy-Free)

Introduction

From xGFx.com, a completely Vegan & Gluten Free site.
http://recipes.xgfx.org/2011/04/d
ate-sweetened-coconut-milk-ice-cream-s
oy-free/
This is a creamy coconut milk based treat that is sugar-free, yet plenty-sweet. I always have a can or two of coconut milk in the fridge, that way if I need to make a quick ice cream or whipped cream I donít have to wait for the milk to chill. If youíre making this ice cream with room temperature coconut milk, the ice cream mixture will probably need to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours instead of just one.
From xGFx.com, a completely Vegan & Gluten Free site.
http://recipes.xgfx.org/2011/04/d
ate-sweetened-coconut-milk-ice-cream-s
oy-free/
This is a creamy coconut milk based treat that is sugar-free, yet plenty-sweet. I always have a can or two of coconut milk in the fridge, that way if I need to make a quick ice cream or whipped cream I donít have to wait for the milk to chill. If youíre making this ice cream with room temperature coconut milk, the ice cream mixture will probably need to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours instead of just one.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    4 oz pitted dates (about 1 cup)
    1/2 cup water
    1 14 oz can of full fat coconut milk, cold
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    1/4 cup chopped chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts
    (Nutritional Values include chocolate chops, not nuts)

Directions

In a small pot or sauce pan, combine the dates and the water and bring to a boil.

Remove from heat and let the dates soak, covered, for 15 minutes.

Pour the coconut milk into your blender, add the vanilla and the dates along with their water. Blend until smooth.

Transfer the blended mixture into a bowl (with a spout, youíll thank me later!) using a fine mesh strainer to catch little bits of date that might have been left unblended. Refrigerate for an hour or until cold.

Once cold, use a fine mesh strainer again (Iím really not happy about tiny bits of date in my smooth ice cream) to pour the mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and freeze/churn according to the manufacturerís directions.

Stir in the vanilla and the chocolate chips and/or nuts before transferring the ice cream to the freezer.

NOTES:

This is plenty sweet for my taste, but if you like a sweeter ice cream you can always add some maple syrup to the finished batch.

I always find gritty bits of date in there, which is why I always add chopped chocolate chips or nuts Ė they add a good contrast and they make the ice cream purposely chunky.

Serving Size: 6 - 8 Servings, depending on scoop size.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CAREBEAR5218.






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