Paleo: Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream

This would be pretty easy to make vegan by swapping out the honey for granulated sugar… or maple syrup, or agave syrup, or brown rice syrup, or splenda, or stevia, or whatever it is you like to sweeten things with.

I’m not giving this a glowing review, but it’s ice cream! I used experimental homemade coconut milk that ended up being a little closer to “light” coconut milk than standard. The nutritional info reflects light, but the recipe reflects a can of “standard” coconut milk.

Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream

1 can full fat coconut milk
2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons raw honey
1.5-2 cups frozen strawberries, melted and muddled, chopped, or crushed.

*Put coconut milk and oil in glass or metal mixing bowl over small pot of simmering water (a double boiler)
*In smallish bowl, whisk egg yolks and honey until they become a lemony yellow color
*When coconut milk mixture has become pretty hot, add 1/2 cup or so to egg yolks by whisking as it’s poured in. This is called “tempering” the eggs and prevents the yolks from scrambling when heated. Add another 1/2 cup or so of the coconut mixture to eggs, whisk again, and add egg yolk mixture back in to the coconut milk mixture.
*Heat to 160 over double boiler, then remove, whisk in strawberries, cover with plastic wrap, and let cool til about room temp. Then refrigerate until cold (I usually do this overnight)
*Pour mixture into ice cream maker and freeze for 20-30 minutes, or until it seems like it’s not freezing any more. (I got my ice cream maker for $1 at a garage sale, and the one I had before and then lost in a move I got for under $5 at Goodwill… It’s kind of a pain because it’s manual, but for how infrequently I use it, not worth the cost or storage space involved in an electric one)
*Either separate mixture into servings, or put into quart container and stick in freezer to harden.

This will probably be a bit harder than a standard dairy ice cream. I separated mine into 8x 1/2c servings so I’m not tempted to eat more. It tastes like… well… coconut milk, strawberries, and honey. Strange.

Nutritional Breakdown (per 1/8 of recipe):
Calories: 123
Carbs: 14
Fiber: 2
Fat: 8
Protein: 1

Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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