Advertisement
Posted on: March 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm
Last updated: September 22, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Republished with permission from blog.paleohacks.com.

Love ice cream? Then try this creamy Paleo concoction! It’s made with coconut milk and flavored with lavender. It’s a fancy take on an old favorite!

I’ve always been an ice cream lover. Cake and other bready pastries were never really my thing even before I went Paleo. But ice cream? Bring it on!

This coconut lavender ice recipe is very easy to make and the lavender give it a fancy touch.  It’s the perfect recipe for a post-dinner treat. The floral flavor perfectly compliments the vanilla and coconut milk.

For best results, have all your ingredients measured out and within easy reach. That way, when the saucepan is heating up and you need to be stirring, you’re not scrambling to find the ingredients! The continuous stirring is necessary to prevent the ice cream mixture from curdling as it cooks. Also, make sure that your lavender flowers are marked as “culinary” so you know they’re safe to eat.

coconut-lavender-ice-cream1

Coconut milk makes the perfect stand-in for dairy cream in this recipe. I would argue that it tastes even better. The thicker the coconut milk you use, the better the ice cream, so buy full-fat coconut milk.

Advertisement

Right out of the ice cream maker, this is a soft-serve style dessert. You can pop it back in the freezer if you’d like your ice cream firmer.

Coconut Lavender Ice Cream

Coconut-Lavender-Ice-Cream

Serves: 4-5
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 4 egg yolks

Instructions

1. In a saucepan, combine the coconut milk, honey, vanilla, and lavender flowers.

coconut-lavender-ice-cream2

2. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

3. Strain and return to saucepan.

coconut-lavender-ice-cream3

Advertisement

4. Whisk the egg yolks in a small bowl.

5. Heat up the coconut milk mixture over medium-low heat (do not boil).

6. Temper the egg yolks by whisking in about 1/3 cup of the hot coconut milk, then whisking the coconut milk-yolk mixture into the coconut milk in the saucepan.

7. Keep it hot but not boiling and keep stirring with the whisk until the mixture thickens just a little.

8. Strain again and pour into an airtight container. Cover and chill until cold.

9. Pour into a cold ice cream maker and churn per manufacturer’s instructions. *

coconut-lavender-ice-cream4-e1456285352205

Advertisement

10. Garnish with shredded coconut, if desired. Enjoy!

coconut-lavender-ice-cream5

*If you don’t have an ice cream machine, simply put the mixture in the freezer, then every 20 minutes take it out and give it a vigorous stir, then pop it back in. Do this until it is ice cream consistency! 

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated by The Hearty Soul’s Editors to reflect the latest scientific research about this subject. We are committed to providing you with the best information possible. 

Advertisement
PaleoHacks
Health Expert
We’re here to give you the tools to move better, eat smarter and live the best version of yourself. On Paleohacks, you’ll discover realistic advice about your health, easy recipes with real food, and exercises focusing on natural movement. What you do with that knowledge is up to you. We’re just here to help you make the best, healthiest decision. So here’s to you and moving forward.

Lose 11 pounds in 22 days?

Is it REALLY possible to lose 11 lbs. of fat in 22 days? Actually yes… BUT only when you’re a level 4 fat burner. Unfortunately, most people are stuck as level 1 fat burners. So, how do you become a level 4 fat burner to lose up to 11 lbs. in 22 days? Simply eat these foods daily:

==> Lose up to 11 lbs. in 22 days by eating these foods daily (upgrades you to level 4 fat burning status)