Coconut Milk Ice Cream or other dairy free ice cream
Looking for good recipes for ice cream made with coconut milk or rice milk. Don't really like the taste of soy- so not into those.
My son just got diagnosed allergic to dairy, so trying to find some ice cream recipes I can make. We love coconut milk products-- so thought that might be a good route. Anyone have some recipes for ice cream made with coconut milk or rice milk??
I have made coconut ice cream in the past so I know it's possible. I have to dig up the recipe, however, so I'll try to post it tonight. If I remember correctly, I may have just substituted coconut milk for a Philadelphia-style ice cream recipe (as opposed to one based on frozen custard.)
There is a product called MimicCreme, containing cashew and almond milks, that can be used as a vegan substitute for cream. On other boards, I have heard people successfully make ice cream with these. Of course, it's a no-no if your son also has nut allergies.
There is also a vegan ice cream recipe book called "Vice Cream" or something like that. I don't have a copy but it uses nut milks as a substitute. I agree that there is something off-putting with the taste of soy-based ice cream. Coconut milk seems like the way to go.
I follow the directions above but use a 15 oz. can of coconut cream and 8 oz. of coconut milk along with a pinch of sugar. The recipe doesn't even require an ice cream maker.
Ube and coconut are a wonderful combination! I wonder if there might be any benefit to using fresh/frozen ube as opposed to powdered.
Thanks for the link! That is a very luscious shade of green, and the texture must be heavenly. I need to make this ASAP since summer is almost over here in Boston.
The frozen ube will probably be better since the powdered stuff tastes a little artificial to me. The main difficulty will be how to ensure a smooth coconut milk+ube mixture. Hmmm, maybe use a blender then strain through a food mill?
David Lebovitz's coconut chocolate sherbet is wonderful. I imagine you'd have to check the chocolate for dairy content, no?
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 cups coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Warm water, sugar and salt in medium saucepan, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and whisk until chocolate melts thoroughly. Whisk in coconut and vanilla. Chill thoroughly before putting it in your ice cream freezer.