Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Easy, healthy chocolate ice cream

I'm taking a break from cow's milk because I think it might be bothering my baby's tummy. So I was excited to find this super healthy and rich chocolate ice cream recipe. The canned coconut milk can be found in the Asian section of just about any grocery store (I got mine at Walmart). Just make sure you don't get the "Light" or "low fat" kind. That coconut cream is super healthy for ya! I didn't have agave syrup, so I just used about 3/4 cup of maple syrup, but I'm sure honey would work well, too. I also don't have an ice cream maker, so I just froze it in a container. It was more of an icy dessert than creamy because I did that, but it was still yummy and satisfied my ice cream craving. You just have to take it out of the freezer ahead of time so its not too hard. I'm probably going to add in some peanut butter next time :)

Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

3 cups of unsweetened coconut milk (about two cans)
2/3 cup of cocoa powder

6 tablespoons agave syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk cocoa powder in a small amount of coconut milk, until smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until well combined. Or dump all ingredients together and blend with a stick blender. Make according to your machines instructions.

Found at: http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2008/05/chocolate-coconut-milk-ice-cream-2.html