Something like Ice Cream

Something like ice-cream then

The fact that something is frozen, looks like Ice Cream and it tastes like Ice Cream does not mean that it actually is Ice-Cream.. 

You see in order to give a dessert that name it has to abide by some rules. Those rules dictate the fat content in the dessert, what is the origin of this fat and also that dessert it needs to have a specific amount of air inside it. Up to 100%. Air makes ice cream fluffy and not dense but it also mean that you buy air... especially if the dessert is sold by volume and not weight... so you have to be careful about that.

Anyway.. with this I just wanted to tell you to be always mindful of the ingredients of anything that you buy... so make sure you check and see if you buy ice cream or frozen dessert...

About this recipe now.. technically it is not an ice cream because the fat is not from dairy products (well mainly at least). I was looking for a recipe that would have been easy to follow and easy to tinker.. And I found just that in a Donna Hay recipe.

Ingredients are simple and easy to find if you do not already have them in your pantry.. Great thing about it is that you can tweak it as you like. You can substitute almost anything for something else and that is always handy... Also you can add to it and make it even more special.. 

Let's see what we will need... 

Diffuculty: 1 of 3
Duration:10 mins prep and 4 hours in the freezer
Serves:10 100ml servings

Ingredients

350g of yougurt, greek style, or not, full fat or not, or plant based

250g of coconut milk or light coconut milk or even single cream

120g honey or agave nectar, sugar or dates.. 

A natural dye sort of thing... I used freeze dried raspberry powder but you can use matcha powder or blue pea flower tea powder

Some sort of aroma.. you can use vanilla extract, spices, flower water... 

nuts and fruits... I used pistachios and blueberries but you can use bananas, nectarines, peaches etc... 

 

Method

Simple as pie..

Mix all ingredients apart from fruit and nuts in a bowl and divide into portions.. 

Add pieces of fruit and nuts and freeze for 4 hours. 

Serve with more nuts etc... 

 

 

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