I love ice cream. The problem is…ice cream doesn’t always love me back. And, more so, some of my favorite flavors from the “pre-gluten-free” days, I am no longer able to consume. Totally bums me out on occasion.
But then…I haul out the ice cream maker and do something about it. In this case…I make my own gluten-free and vegan ice cream. This is actually very simple and uses basic ingredients. Nothing too outlandish or crazy. No dairy either. The base is coconut milk. Seriously. Full fat coconut milk. So good.
I used Glutino sandwich cookies for the “cookie” portion of this recipe and sweetened it with coconut palm sugar. The recipe is super simple…and super good. As my friend Greg said…”This is rich…and delicious!”
So, the recipe is below, adapted from Food Babe so that it fit my dietary needs.
Recipe: Gluten-Free and Vegan Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
- 1 can of full fat coconut milk (13.5 ounces)
- 1 tbsp arrowroot powder (optional thickener)
- 3frozen bananas or ½ cup coconut palm sugar (I used the coconut palm sugar)
- pinch of sea salt
For Cookies & Cream Flavor:
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 10 Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Sandwich Cookies broken into pieces (or cookie of your choice)
Combine base ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Add vanilla into blender and blend again.
Pour mixture into ice cream machine and turn on.
Mix for at least 20 minutes or until ice cream is formed.
Stir in cookies.
Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
Hello delicious ice cream that won’t upset my stomach. Where have you been all my life? I still have some Glutino cookies and just bought more coconut milk. You know what’s going back in my freezer very soon? Yep. Because this recipe is SO easy to make and yes…it really does make a delicious, rich ice cream. You don’t have to be gluten-free or a vegan to enjoy this.
Make some for yourself. I promise…the real ingredients will change the way you think about ice cream.
Besides…I got to have cookies and cream ice cream again. Pardon me while I sit down with a spoon and indulge a little…or a lot.