Ice cream is a wonderfully delicious summer treat.
But those who are sugar-free and dairy-free may feel deprived as you cannot find sugar-free or dairy-free ice cream in stores.
If this is you, then make this luscious treat for yourself!
My daughter is on a sugar-free, dairy-free diet to overcome Candida, which is a yeast overgrowth from antibiotics. And believe me, the anti-Candida diet is hard.
I went on this diet for almost a year to heal my food allergies (along with special vitamins). I thought it was hard when I went on it but putting my daughter on this diet was infinitely more challenging.
I don’t like seeing her feel deprived when everyone else is having ice cream and she can’t. So I came up with this simple recipe with coconut milk, stevia, and fruit, just 3 ingredients!
As a result, she loves it! In fact, I make it almost every week to have it ready in the fridge.
The cute ice cream mold that I use makes it feel like a real treat. The cones are made of plastic so it’s gluten-free! Just fill the ice cream part and freeze.
I also love that the cone part is hollow and catches the inevitable ice cream drip.
Sugar-Free Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe
1 1/4 cup Coconut Milk
1/4 cup Chopped Fruit (frozen berries work well)
1/2 tsp Stevia
Optional: Fridge a can of coconut milk overnight. Then mix well with a hand mixer to add air. This step makes the ice cream fluffier. Sometimes I skip this step if I’m in a hurry and if I do, it becomes more of a hard popsicle than a creamy ice cream.
In a bowl, mix coconut milk and stevia as well as you can. Powdered stevia tends to clump.
Stir in chopped fruit. Then pour into ice cream molds. Freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.
See below for my tip on removing the molds.
In this version, I used frozen strawberries but blueberries and raspberries work well too. Frozen fruit will help the ice cream freeze faster.
Fill the molds up as far as you can.
When removing molds from the cone, soak the ice cream mold part in a cup of water for a minute before removing. Be sure to pull straight up.
I use a rubber gripper(for removing lids) to help me pull the ice cream mold out.
Now you have this mouth watering treat where the cone looks almost edible.