A Dairy-free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for topping all the things – or for adding all the toppings!
This post was sponsored by Vital Proteins
I scream, You scream, We all scream for ice cream
Unless, of course, dairy doesn’t agree with you in which you’d be screaming for other reasons. If that’s the case, then this Dairy-free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is for you. No one should have to miss out on the simple pleasure of a sweet, cool, creamy ice cream, IMHO. It’s also the perfect dessert for those following a Paleo diet or those with food allergies or sensitivities since it’s also nut, egg, soy and gluten-free.
This frozen dairy confection magic is made possible by the use of gelatin which gives it a nice smooth and creamy texture – rather than being rock-solid when frozen. And did you know that gelatin is also a superfood? To learn more about the benefits for gelatin and collagen, be sure to read this post.
It wouldn’t be summer without ice cream
Or any other season, for that matter. I make a lot of ice cream. It’s the one treat we can all agree on my house and since I have this compulsion to make everything just a tad bit healthier (and egg-free) I’ve replaced the eggs with Vital Proteins Gelatin made from grass-fed and pasture-raised cows. Using gelatin not only adds an extra boost nutrition but also means you can skip the cooking and cooling of a custard. And that means you can be eating dairy-free vanilla bean ice cream deliciousness that much sooner. You’re welcome.
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Enjoy it plain Jane, top all the things with it or add all the toppings
The world is your dessert oyster with this dairy-free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. It’s simply sublime eaten alone, takes our Grain-free Berry Crisp over the top and well, I don’t even have to tell you what it’s like drizzled with hot fudge or caramel sauce. I’ll let you take it from there, I think you get the drift.
- 2 14-ounce cans full-fat coconut milk
- ½ cup honey
- ½ tsp. vanilla bean powder or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 ½ Tablespoons (1 scoop) Vital Proteins Grass-fed Gelatin (Buy it here)
- ½ cup boiling water
- Place coconut milk, honey, vanilla and sea salt into the container of a blender and mix until combined.
- In a small bowl, gradually add boiling water to gelatin – whisking vigorously until gelatin has dissolved.
- Add liquified gelatin to coconut milk mixture, replace lid and blend again for 15 seconds.
- Pour ice cream mixture into the freezer bowl of an ice cream maker and process 20 minutes (or according to manufacturer’s directions) until soft-serve consistency is reached.
- Serve immediately or transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 2-3 hours or until firm. For best flavor, texture and scoop-ability, allow ice cream to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes to soften before serving.
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- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 229
- Fat: 19g
- Sodium: 51mg
- Carbohydrate: 19g
- (Fiber: 0g
- Sugar: 16g)
- Protein: 2g
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