What WOULD Bekki Eat?

Well, I'll start with what I wouldn't eat. I wouldn't eat margarine. Or tofu. Or lowered-fat anything. Olestra is right out. Hydrolyzed, isolated, evaporated, enriched, or chocolate flavored "phood" won't pass these lips.
What will I eat? Real food. Made-at-home food. Food that my great-great-grandmother could have made, if she had the money and the time. And if she hadn't been so busy trick-riding in a most unladylike way.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Coconut Milk Haagen Dazs

I just made the best ice cream in the entire world. Yeah. It tastes like Haagen Dazs, and it is entirely gluten/casein-free. It's healthy. Full of good fats, low in sugar. Delicious.

I'm going to need to buy my own coconut grove.

Oh, and... I'm real sorry 'bout not getting a photo for you. But... well... it was melting fast and was really, really yummy.

The recipe:

3 cups coconut milk*
3 egg yolks
6 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. vanilla
6 Tbsp. raw honey (I used agave)

Mix (I used a blender), put in ice cream maker... follow your machine's directions.

* Put three cans of coconut milk in the fridge overnight, to separate. Some milks won't, if they have a lot of emulsifiers added. Then, scoop out the solid coconut cream, and save the liquidy stuff for another use (like making coconut rice).

Oh, and I felt the need to melt my coconut cream in a pan, over low heat, before blending up. The particular brand I was using had clumps... and I didn't think the ice cream maker could overcome them. So, I melted it all a bit first.

Homemade ice cream is always "best" right when it's made. It can get incredibly hard in the freezer. So, if you actually have leftovers, you need to invite more kids over. Ok, ok, whatever... you have leftovers... stick them in the fridge for about 20 minutes prior to scooping, or on the counter for 10 minutes.
If you've ever bothered to read it, you'll see that even a carton of Haagen Dazs has similar instructions on it.


Hope said...

Oooh! Thaaat sound sooooo good. I don't cook much with anything coconut as DH is allergic. Howevah, I may just make this one... just for me. :)

Bekki said...

You don't HAVE to use coconut milk! If no one in your house is allergic to dairy, skim some cream off your milk and use that. In order to have it creamy enough, you'd want very little milk and lots of cream. Maybe add an additional yolk or two, as well.

Melissa said...

I am now, officially, completely committed to buying an ice cream maker. Didn't need one, before. I must have this. I must make ice cream. I am inspired. Thanks.

Hope said...

Bekki said...
You don't HAVE to use coconut milk!

true, true... but it would taste soooo good. LOL!

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I am many things... all at the same time. (No wonder I don't get much done!) I am a wife to a retired infantryman, mother of 3, stocker (and stalker) of the fridge, passionate fan of food, nutrition, ecology, coffee, wine, and college football. I love all things witchy and piratey. I often cook with booze. I feed stray cats. I don't believe in sunscreen. I don't like shoes and really hate socks. And I currently can't eat any gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, coconut(!?), or sodium metabisulfite (aw, shucks, no chemical snackies.) Sometimes even citric acid gets me. But only sometimes.