Ice cream is a simple gluten-free recipe that goes hand in hand with summer. It’s a no-brainer dessert when serving someone on a gluten-free diet. Lately, I’ve been craving ice cream covered in crunchy chunks, just like I got at the ice cream shop when I was a kid. They’re pure pregnancy cravings. I often think I’m a more creative cook when pregnant because I’m so darn hungry all of the time. When I’m not pregnant, I would be happy with a bowl of fruit topped with toasted nuts.
Regardless, ice cream is one of my absolute favorite desserts to make. It’s easy to make ice cream healthy, too. Once you have a good vanilla ice cream recipe you can make just about any flavor under the sun. I long ago perfected my dairy-based vanilla ice cream, but once it started to warm up outside I realized I didn’t have many dairy-free ice cream recipes.
The recipe I created for this dish isn’t a true vanilla; it uses cashews, coconut milk, and coconut palm sugar. On it’s own, you can taste a slight nuttiness with a very faint caramel undertone. It’s not overly sweet either, because I didn’t want a dessert that would put me (or you!) into sugar-shock once the chocolate-coconut crunch and the caramel sauce were incorporated.
But, once combined with the other components, the bit of caramel-nuttiness flavor in the ice cream fades into the background and you taste creamy, delicious vanilla ice cream.
So, hop over to the Attune Foods blog and get my recipe! And then try not to eat all of the chocolate crunch at one sitting.
Note: I am a Brand Ambassador for Attune Foods. Truth be told, I loved their products before I started working with them. Their gluten-free, refined sugar-free, GMO-free cornflakes got me through the first several months of my pregnancy when I could rarely stomach anything else. So, you can rest assured that I’m sharing my honest opinion of their products.
Ready to make an incredible dessert? Get on over to the Attune Foods blog and make some delicious ice cream!