Dairy Free Coconut Ice Cream

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This simple ice cream recipe is perfect for the hot summer weather. It is dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan, an ethical choice and we think it tastes a lot better than standard ice cream. It is super creamy with a beautiful vanilla flavor and a hint of coconut. You would never notice that this recipe contains no dairy. Serve with your favorite fruit, or nuts for a crunchy texture.

Ingredients

400 ml can of coconut milk, I used full fat. Place in fridge overnight then scoop out the solidified cream. 1 frozen banana 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence 5 medjool dates, chopped 4 ice cubes Pinch of salt

Method

1. Chill the can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight and freeze the banana with the skin off. 2. Place the solidified cream from the coconut milk, frozen banana, vanilla and chopped dates into the food processor and blend for 20-35 seconds or until ingredients are mixed well. 3. Put the mixture into a container and place in the freezer for at least 3 hours before serving. Stir the mixture every hour for 3 hours. Before serving make sure the ice cream is thick and creamy, if not you may need to keep it in the fridge for a few more hours. Due to there being no gelatine, vegetable gums etc in this ice cream unlike commercial ice creams, this melts quickly so serve just before eating.

J & L x