If you’re anything like me, there is a sweet tooth inside your mouth. I think I have three! Since my family is in the process of getting healthy, we are making wise decisions on what goes in our mouth but still liking a sweet treat once in a while. Especially in the summer when cold treats are calling my name (AMMMMYYYYYY J!). On the quest to combine healthy and sweet, I came across this 40 calorie ice cream recipe and wanted to pass along to you! I found this on Chocolate Covered Katie. She creates healthy desserts; may God bless her! Let me show it to you first before giving the details:
Move over Cold Stone! I’ll take a “Like It” of this any day! Here is the recipe via Katie:
“Fairy Dust” Ice Cream
(Makes 1 huge serving)
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- scant 1/16 tsp salt (don’t omit)
- sweetener (such as 1 stevia packet or 1 tbsp sugar)
- 1/2 tbsp sprinkles
- 1 cup almond milk or canned coconut milk (See below for substitution notes.)
- If you want it to taste more like cake batter, add 1-2 tbsp coconut butter (You can also add 1/4 tsp butter extract, which is surprisingly vegan)
Mix the ingredients together in 1 or 2 shallow plastic containers. Freeze. (You can also use an ice-cube tray.) Once frozen, pop the blocks out of the container (Thaw for 30 seconds in the microwave first) and blend in your Vita-Mix. (If you don’t have a vita-mix, you’ll probably have to thaw longer, but you can still get a yummy ice milk.)
This ice cream—when made with Silk almond milk—has a very light texture (perfect for summer). For a creamier texture, try using at least 1/4c canned coconut milk (or maybe even creamier?). You can, of course, also sub other milks for the almond. But if you do this, play around with the amount of vanilla extract, sweetener, and add-ins. (For example, an already-sweetened milk will probably need less added sweetener).
Happy Monday ZCCwomen!
Amy J Mitchell