Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chocolate Paleo Ice Cream

After beginning my Paleo lifestyle, I quickly began CRAVING sweets, since sugar is on the no-no list.  Yes, of course, you always want what you cannot have!  Well, I stumbled upon this ice cream recipe during my pinterest #paleo trend search, and immediately fell in love!  You mean to tell me that I can still have sweets without actually using sugar or flour?!  Get outta here!!!!  Well, it didn't take long for me to curb my first craving.  And here you have it, Chocolate Paleo Ice Cream!!!!  Both my daughter and I really enjoyed this treat.  It was a great bonding experience for both of us, since she is always asking me if I need help in the kitchen.  If you too have little ones begging to help cook, I encourage you to pull up a chair for them and let them dig in on this one!  Plus if nothing else, they'll enjoy watching the machine churn the ice milk ;-)

My First Time using my Ice Cream Maker!
The Final Product! Yummmmm =P

(recipe provided by Civilized Caveman Cooking)

Tools Needed:
  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Blender
  • 14 ounces Coconut Milk, refrigerated
  • 1/4 cup 100% Raw Organic Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

  1. Add your cold coconut milk, honey, vanilla, and cocoa powder into a blender and pulse until well blended.
  2. Remove your ice cream maker bowl from the freezer, place it in the machine, and press start.
  3. Immediately begin to slowly add your mixture and let the machine work its magic!
  4. DO NOT STOP the machine, whatever you do.  This process will take at least 10-20 mins (maybe longer) for the mixture to harden.
  5. Once your ice cream has reached the desired consistency, transfer your ice cream to another bowl and place in the freezer for an additional 30 minutes for further setting.
  6. ENJOY!
*note:  The longer you leave the ice cream in the freezer, the harder it will become.  I ended up discarding mine after a few days, since it ended up turning into an ice block!

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