so today is ICE CREAM DAY!!! YAY!!! I had to set myself to a non food related task for a while because I was being a muncher today and I needed to STOP EATING for awhile. So I altered this tshirt I got at my work friends show last weekend. As always there were not any in my size, but that is just fine by me because it gives me a project.
A few people have been asking me about making ice cream lately so here is a little primer. This is a fairly INEXPENSIVE and LOW FAT way to make it. I have seen many recipes calling for HUGE amounts of cashews... While that may be delicious my bowels, wallet, and waistline may not approve. Here is the basic info:
Go to whole foods, or another store that has young coconut. Buy a few young coconuts. Open and drain the juice, scrape the meat and keep the two sepparate. Throw the meat in the blender, and for ever coconut worth of meat add one banana and one date. If you have vanilla bean or extract add that too. About a Tablespoon (extract equivalant) for every 2 coconuts. Then add a little of the water and blend the concoction. Add as much coconut water as you need to make it thick but creamy. You can use the extra juice in smoothies for the next day or two.
Thats for plain vanilla, one of my personal favorites. If you want a different flavor just add to the vanilla base
Now, the next part depends on what tool you are using to ice the cream, as it were.
If you have an ice cream maker:
Follow your ice cream makers instructions and you are golden.
If you are like me and have no ice cream maker, but you do have a champion juicer (or other masticating juicer), a vita mix, or a food processor:
Pour the cream into ice cube trays and allow to freeze solid. Once frozen you can feed the cubes through your juicer with the blind plate in, OR throw them into your processor or vita mix and let it rip.
If you have neither, thats ok! Here's an option:
Pour your cream into a shallow pan and set it in the freezer, every hour scrape the frozen stuff with a fork, mixing the iced part into the less frozen part until it is all frozen, then dump it into a bowl and stir it up real well until it is creamy.
Hope this helps!