But opted out of it cause you might not have the ice-cream maker or found the process too lengthy?
(You might be thinking, too many questions in the very beginning) But this thought has crossed my mind endless times…especially when I want to have a certain flavor or without a certain ingredient. The basic ice-cream recipe calls for heavy-cream, sugar, eggs, flavoring along with an ice-cream maker and a lengthy process ahead…. and everytime I thought, Do I really want to go such lengths to have just a scoop or two and everytime ended up buying one from outside.However, few months back, I had some leftover frozen coconut milk which I used in one of my smoothie and it tasted just so creamy….almost like a melted ice-cream….So, you can imagine what would have happened next ?
Well, a ‘no machine’ fruit ice-cream was made and it turned out great. It was smooth tasting, freezes quickly and is slightly softer-creamier in texture. So after couple of more combinations the ‘Coconut-Raspberry Ice-Cream’ was made. It’s was the combination of creamy coconut milk with slightly tart raspberry and some added sweetness that makes it delicious and creamy (almost like a store bought). Most of all the color of the ice-cream was so gorgeous bright pink. It was such an exciting feeling of accomplishment that we ended up eating the entire batch in a day 🙂
|Coconut Raspberry Ice-Cream|
It was a simple 2-3 ingredients and you can customize your ingredients as per choice. Also this is great for anyone who is ‘vegan’ or on a ‘gluten-free’ diet. It doesn’t need eggs or cream.
The initial serving of the ice-cream was with a light sprinkle of coconut flakes but the second time we went slightly overboard with the toppings of nuts, caramel chunks, flakes and some hot caramel sauce…..You can totally have it like this or with any other topping you fancy.
So here’s the simple recipe for you to try on this Easter weekend, while I think of more exciting flavors. Do tell me when you make this one 🙂
1. Run the ice-cream scoop in hot water before using, it helps ice-cream to be easily scooped out.
*** Happy Easter ***
with OR Without Toppings
to Freeze the Ice-Cream
best with frozen fruit. If you have fresh raspberry, freeze them till they
the best for smooth ice-cream texture.
regular salt as well.
|Coconut Raspberry Ice-Cream (No Machine Needed)|
- Place all the above
ingredients in a food processor and pulse to a smooth batter like consistency.
- Transfer the batter to a
container, close the lid and freeze for 3-4 hours.
- After 3-4 hours, remove
the container from freezer, scoop the ice-cream into serving bowl/dish and
Serve chilled with or without toppings.
|Coconut Raspberry Ice-Cream (Topped with Nuts, Flakes & Caramel chunks)|