Paleo Dessert Recipe: Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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I looooooove me some ice cream!

But the problem is ice cream loves me back and I can’t get rid of it!

To deal with those hardcore cravings and make a special treat, I found this recipe for coconut milk ice cream that uses all paleo ingredients.  (Even with paleo ingredients, please remember that this is a “sometimes” food)

The ingredient list is simple:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup or less REAL maple syrup (I used a 1/4 cup)

Here’s a shopping tip from my friend Sally: Pure maple syrup is wayyy cheaper at Marshalls than at the grocery store (Thanks, Sally!)

If you want to make your very own coconut milk ice cream, here’s what to do:

First, break the eggs into a bowl, and whisk for about 2 minutes

Then add the maple syrup and stir again (I used only a quarter cup because I didn’t want too much sugar and didn’t want the maple flavor being too strong.  It worked out fine, but I think I’ll use the whole half cup next time.  Up to you)

Now dump in the 2 cans of coconut milk and whisk, whisk, whisk.

I don’t own an ice cream maker, so I had to borrow one.  Pour all of the ingredients in and turn it on.

(If you don’t have a machine and don’t want to borrow one, you can pour the mix into a pan and put it in the freezer.  Pull it out every hour and stir, then put back in freezer.  Repeat until desired consistency is reached)

And then….. Ice Cream!!!

It came out delicious!  I was worried it would be too coconut-y or too maple-y, but it was great.

To spice it up, you can stir in fruit or cacao nibs once its out of the maker, or put in espresso or spices before you start the freezing process.

If you like ice cream, give this recipe a shot!

I found this recipe in The Primal Blueprint Cookbook: Primal, Low Carb, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free by Mark Sisson.  This book totally rocks!  Get it if you want some easy and delicious paleo recipes.

The next treat I’m going to try from it is primal Egg Foo Young…

4 Responses to “Paleo Dessert Recipe: Coconut Milk Ice Cream”

  1. John Says:

    Thanks for sharing. It was a great treat.

  2. Luke Says:

    Yeah, buddy! We just have to be careful – pretty soon everyone will be bringing in paleo recipes to share and we’ll be too busy eating to bootcamp it up!

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