Vanilla Ice Cream (Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Gluten Free)

With summer slowly coming, so does the desire for cool summer treats such as ice cream! As with my Strawberry Ice Cream, this is a creamy snack that I figured out how to make soon after my food allergies were realized. I have always enjoyed making ice cream cakes, especially my Black Forest Ice Cream Cake. Making dairy free ice cream was inevitable!

Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream

Delicious!!

2-400 ml. cans coconut milk (Place your milk in the fridge overnight)

3/4 c. honey (or desired sweetener)

2 Tbsp. vanilla

4 egg yolks

Puree all ingredients in food processor. Then blend mixture in frozen ice cream maker ** for twenty minutes. Will be consistency of soft ice cream.  For convenience, I put into small individual containers and freeze. When you want to eat the ice cream, take a container out of the freezer for 10-15 minutes to soften. Why not to your ice cream with        Whipped Coconut Cream!

**If you don’t have an ice cream maker put bowl of mixture into the freezer and stir every thirty minutes for a few hours.

Easy Truffles (Dairy Free)

I haven’t made Truffles in so long… They are very easy to make. 

You can switch them up with your flavourings and toppings. They look so pretty and fancy sitting in the mini muffin cups that everyone will think that you slaved… 

It will be our little secret just how simple they are to make…

Coconut Milk Truffles

 These Truffles are so easy to make and you can enjoy them with whatever flavours and toppings you would like!!

Easy Truffles (Dairy Free)

one can coconut milk

dairy free dark chocolate-72%

flavouring

topping

Put a can of coconut milk into the fridge overnight.

The next day open the can and scoop out however much hardened coconut cream it has made. Reserve the coconut water for a different recipe.
Measure the coconut cream (I had 2/3 cup)
However much coconut cream you end up with, double that amount of chopped dark chocolate(for mine it was 1 1/3 cup)
Put the coconut cream into a double boiler(I use a metal bowl above a small pot with about an inch of water in the pot)
Simmer the milk until just before boiling.
Remove form heat and add chopped chocolate and one teaspoon of flavouring(I added vanilla, but you could add any flavour)
Stir until your ganache becomes smooth.
Pour into a glass dish and put into the fridge for about an hour until it has hardened.
Now for the messy part. Take about 1/2-1 teaspoon of ganache and roll into balls. Rolls your truffles into whatever coating you’d like. Cocoa, coconut, ground almonds, or you can get really fancy and dip them in melted chocolate.

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For 2/3 c. coconut cream, 1 1/2 c. 72% dark chocolate, 1 tsp. vanilla…. I ended up with 26 delicious Classic Dairy Free Truffles.

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Strawberry Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

What a better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with homemade strawberry ice cream I actually make this ice cream at least once a month… So yummy!!

Coconut Milk Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

2-400 ml cans coconut milk (Place your milk in the fridge overnight)

2 c. strawberries plus 1/2 c.

1/2 c.  honey (or desired sweetener)

2 tsp. vanilla

Puree all ingredients in food processor. Then blend mixture in frozen ice cream maker ** for twenty minutes. Just before time is up add an additional 1/2 c. of cup up fruit.Will be consistency of soft ice cream.  For convenience, I put into small individual containers and freeze. When you want to eat the ice cream, take a container out of the freezer for 10-15 minutes to soften. Why not top your ice cream with Whipped Coconut Cream

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**If you don’t have an ice cream maker put bowl of mixture into the freezer and stir every thirty minutes for a few hours.

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Caramel Sauce (Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Caramel is sweet, smooth, and creamy! I enjoy pouring it onto ice cream, dipping fruit into it, or pouring it over a chocolate dessert. I’ve been making this caramel sauce for quite a while, but I realized that I hadn’t shared it.
Oops. Sometimes I just make something all the time and forget…
No more of that! Here is a lovely caramel sauce that will stay great in a jar in the fridge for two weeks. If it lasts that long…

Caramel Sauce 
1 c. palm sugar (or other granulated sugar)
1 Tbsp. corn starch
1/4 c. coconut oil-melted (Or butter)
3/4 c. milk alternative (I have used almond milk and coconut milk)
2 tsp. vanilla

In a small pan whisk together sugar and corn starch. Then whisk in coconut oil and milk.
Turn burner onto medium low. Keep stirring until mixtures starts to thicken. Take off burner and stir in vanilla.
After cooled store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

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Whipped Dairy Free Coconut Cream

When you have food allergies, you want to be able to replace as many of the old  foods as possible. This includes whipped cream for desserts! This definitely does the job. 🙂

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Whipped Dairy Free Coconut Cream

1- 400 ml can of full fat coconut milk (I use 11-17%)
1/2 c. honey
2 tsp. vanilla

Put the can of coconut milk in the fridge over night.
Then after opening the can put the coconut water from the can into a bowl and save for something else. Take the thicker coconut cream and add the honey and vanilla to it. Whisk all ingredients well with mixer for a good five minutes. Then top desserts as you would with whipped cream. Store in fridge for up to two days.

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Chocolate Cream Pie (Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

So today I decided that I really wanted Chocolate Cream Pie. Now for me to do this I would not only have to figure out a crust, but also figure out the pudding for the filling. Oh my goodness. It turned out great!
I even had it before my dinner… Tee Hee(don’t tell)
I didn’t even wait to make my coconut cream to go on top the first piece.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie (Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Crust:
1 1/2 c. almond flour
3 Tbsp. coconut flour
1/2 c. palm sugar (or desired granular sugar)
1 egg
1/2 c. coconut oil (melted)

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees

Stir almond flour, coconut flour and palm sugar together. Mix in egg then coconut oil.
Press into 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until starting to brown on the edges.
Take out and let cool.

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Chocolate Filling:
2 c. plus 2 Tbsp. coconut milk
3/4 c. palm sugar
1/3 c. cocoa
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2 Tbsp. corn starch
2 tsp. vanilla

In a small bowl, mix together the 2 Tbsp. of coconut milk and the corn starch; set aside.
Whisk sugar, cocoa and salt together in a medium sauce pan. Whisk in the 2 cups of the coconut milk.
Put pan on medium/low heat, continuously whisking. (Believe me if you stop, you’ll get lumps)
As your mixture starts boil, add in corn starch mixture. Let pudding thicken, then remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla.
Pour chocolate filling into baked pie crust. Put into the refrigerator for at least two hours to cool.

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If you would like to, you can top off your pie with Dairy Free Coconut Cream!

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This recipe is definitely a favourite of mine!

** I have even made this pie and frozen it. It works great as a frozen dessert!!

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