About this time last year I fell off the primal wagon pretty hard. My downfall?
Which brings us to today, and my quest to give myself what I want without putting myself in a lot of pain. The challenge? Making ice cream without dairy or cane sugar. As you know, I have already mastered the art of honey-sweetened ice cream, so today was really just about getting exotic with a can...
Now, on to the process! The only real starting point I used for this one was my own previous attempts at ice cream, and in the end it looked a little something like this:
2 cans full fat coconut milk (apx 27 oz)
pinch of sea salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 egg yolks
1/4 c. local raw honey
2 pints fresh, ripe strawberries (more than you need, but if you’re like me you can’t work with strawberries without eating some [or a lot], so it works out just right)
|I love paring knives. Probably because they are so small and cute.|
Hull and halve strawberries, put two heaping cups worth into food processor and puree (this comes out to a little over one cup).
Shake up those cans of coconut milk, then whisk together with the vanilla and sea salt until combined, then heat on medium, stirring occasionally until it hits a low simmer. Remove from heat.
While milk is heating, whisk egg yolks in a bowl until they become pale, then whisk in honey.
Once the milk mixture is ready, have your kitchen-helper ladle in 1/3 cup at a time into eggs, while you keep up the whisking (more coordinated people may be able to do both at once: I cannot.) Once about half the dairy mixture has been added, pour in the rest, then return to saucepan on medium-low heat.
Add strawberry puree.
Stir constantly until it passes the spoon test, then remove from heat and strain into medium bowl.
|And then if you're me you EAT THOSE SEEDS IT'S LIKE PORRIDGE YOU GUYS!|
Let sit at room temp for thirty minutes, then put in fridge for until the bottom of the bowl is cold (this takes about three hours in my fridge. I used the time to finish reading When She Woke, which I thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend to fans of socio-scifi)
Follow instructions on your ice-cream maker.
While custard is churning, cut enough strawberries into small chunks to equal a cup, and add to mixture after apx 15 minutes, and churn an additional 5-10 (again, that's just with my ice cream maker- yours may be different).
|I love my orange KitchenAid.|