Just because you can't do dairy doesn't mean you have to avoid ice cream! Meet my favorite coconut milk ice cream recipe: Anti-stress Double Chocolate. And because this recipe is packed with calcium, magnesium and collagen, which tends to have an anti-stress, calming effect on the body, there is even more reason to enjoy it! Because this is a dairy free ice cream recipe, I add powered eggshells to compensate for the lack of dairy calcium and to help balance the magnesium rich cocoa powder.
- 1 can coconut milk (I like this additive free brand without guar gum)
- 3 pastured egg yolks* (optional)
- 4.5 tablespoons pure cacao powder (I use this one)
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (finely shredded)
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon collagen (optional, I recommend this)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
1) Combine ½ can of coconut milk and all of the sugar in a saucepan on medium, and heat until dissolved (this inverts the sugar and makes it easier to digest, particularly for those on GAPS or SCD diets). Let this cool in the fridge for about 1 hour.
2) In a blender combine the chilled coconut milk/sugar mixture, the rest of the coconut milk, egg yolks, vanilla, & salt. Blend at a low-speed until combined.
3) Add cocoa powder, gelatin (optional) and eggshell calcium (optional). Blend.
4) Pour in ice cream maker and wait patiently.
5) Top this chocolate coconut milk ice cream with shredded chocolate chips or stir in to combine. Enjoy!
*If you have high copper levels you may want to reconsider your chocolate consumption.
**Raw egg yolks are not appropriate for everyone, especially those with weakened immunity. Please do your own research and make your own choice on whether they are right for you. You may also view our disclaimer here.