Happy 2015 friends! After taking a short holiday break I am back with some deliciously delicious, New Year goodness (wow, what a mouthful). For the new year, I hope I am able to find more time to share more allergy-free and paleo recipes with you all. I can not promise though… my beautiful kids seriously take a lot out of me!
Over the holidays I was gifted the AMAZING ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. To say the least, I was thrilled! I could have SO used this during my entire pregnancy with kiddo number two because for some reason my body was actually able to digest dairy with minimal side effects and (I have to admit) I took full advantage. After kiddo numero uno was fast asleep, the husband and I would sneak our small sized ice cream dessert and be in pregnancy craving heaven. He seriously enjoyed when I would crave a comfort food from the old days. Sadly, once Oliver was born, the ability to digest dairy went down the drain, along with most of my desires for it as I was determined to get back on my paleo banwagon full force.
With this new kitchen tool I would be able to make ice cream (other than banana ice cream in a blender) for B-man. He has an actual food allergy to dairy, so cheating on a small pint of Hagen Daz is a NO GO! For this reason, I was over the top thrilled to be the owner of my new Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker. (No, I don’t think I am getting credit for name dropping… I am just really happy with it!) And with this recipe I found online, I was able to build a very simple and delicious ice cream recipe.
I did not make the recipe as shown on her blog (with chocolate) because I am not a fan of giving my 3 year old chocolate. I’m not sure if it is the sugar in the chocolate or the caffeine, but He typically has major melt downs hours after eating the wondrous, chocolatey goodness. I’m not into that. We may be dealing with an intolerance, but for now, we typically just avoid it and enjoy our vanilla. Although I am betting her recipe for Chocolate Ice Cream is to die for, this vanilla ice cream is less ingredients, less work, and perfect for a bedtime snack! I also take her advice and make the Sunbutter swirl rather than the
nut butter swirl- again, due to food allergies. We love Sunbutter around here so there’s another win!
Note that before I had my ice cream maker we could make this recipe. It would just take an extra 2 hours and a little blender work. To make with out an ice cream maker:
- Once your cream has cooled in the fridge for two hours: Stir again and pour into ice trays.
- Freeze for two hours.
- Remove from trays and (using a blender) use the blend and stir method until you have reached the desired consistency.
When making this in your ice cream maker, just follow the manufacturers instructions. Ours takes about 25 minutes on STIR speed.
Happy New Year! Love, Jennifer
–For the original recipe click here.