I hope you all enjoyed sampling our ice cream at July’s Faith and Food! In case you missed the event, or forgot to pick up a sheet, here are the recipes from the samples.
The chocolate, chocolate chip and vanilla coconut milk ice cream were recipes from The Science of Skinny Cookbook.
Berry Blender Ice Cream
(This was the ice cream demo I shared)
¼ cup coconut milk (alternatively use greek yogurt, whole milk, or cream)
Scant 2 cups mixed berries
2 tbsp organic whole cane sugar
½ tsp fresh lemon juice
Place ingredients in blender and process until smooth (about 40-50 seconds). Eat immediately, or place in freezer for a firmer texture. Serves 1-2.
Traditional Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
4 cups half and half (or 2 cups heavy cream, 2 cups whole milk)
1 cup sugar
6 egg yolks
2 vanilla beans, split (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extracts)
In a large (nonstick) sauce pot, heat the milk or cream with the whole vanilla beans over medium-low heat until barely simmer at the edges. Meanwhile, cream the egg yolks and sugar with a mixer until it is pale yellow.
Add a half cup of the heated milk to the egg and sugar mixture, whisking constantly. Repeat 3-4 times (this is to heat the eggs slowly so they don’t scramble). Then add the egg, sugar, and milk mixture back to the sauce pot and whisk to combine. Continue to heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. To test – using a wooden spoon, dip into the mixture and draw a line down the middle with your finger. If it does fill back up, then the mixture is ready. Remove vanilla beans and scrape out the seeds into the ice cream base or if using extract, add that now.
Transfer mixture to a bowl and cool in the fridge for a couple hours or overnight. Then transfer to the bowl of an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s direction.
Banana Berry Ice Cream Recipe
5 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
2-3 cups of Almond Milk
1/2-1 tsp organic vanilla
Sweetener of choice
Triple Berry Blend (frozen)
Throw the bananas, vanilla, and almond milk in the blender and mix until creamy (start with a cup of vanilla almond milk and add more until creamy) Take out of the blender and put into bowls. Top it with your favorite berries, if desired.