NO DAIRY. NO. None, they said. Well, but… I like ice cream. So now what?
Coconut milk ice cream is available at the store. And it’s good, but it’s more than $5 a pint.
I made some at home and it tastes the same. YAY! Even better, it’s less than half the cost.
- 1/3 C water
- 2 tsp unflavored gelatin powder
- Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let it sit for a few minutes. Warm slightly to melt.
- Add: 2/3 C to 1 C sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 T vanilla
- 2 cans of coconut milk
Chill this mix for several hours. Pour into chilled ice cream maker and proceed to soft serve ice cream based on your machine directions. I used a gel cooled Rival brand ice cream maker.(Freeze the base and you don’t need to buy ice and salt. Very nifty.)
It’s great as soft serve, but we put it into 1/2 C gladware freezer containers for snacks.
1 C mini choc chips
or 1 C pitted fresh cherries
or both? mmmmmm