Coconut Espresso Nutty Ice Cream

“There’s nothing wrong with us that a little ice cream won’t fix.”

-My sweet Grandmother, Loretta Riley

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My grandmother always had the best advice. That quote resonates within me whenever I have a bad day or the yearning for a cold creamy treat. When growing up, my younger sister and I used to spend the summers visiting her in Arizona. Our days flew by there; swimming in her pool, playing cards and marbles, and eating ice cream out of coffee mugs. I miss the simplicity of those days, but I what I miss most is her. She was the kindest, most sincere, wise and witty woman I have ever known. Tonight I will be eating this ice cream out of a coffee mug for you, Grandma.

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Coconut Espresso Nutty Ice Cream {Gluten Free}

Makes about 2 quarts

 

1 pint organic heavy whipping cream

2 cups of organic vanilla almond milk

¾ cup organic cane sugar

3 tsp pure vanilla extract

3 heaping spoonfuls of Coconut Espresso Nut Butter (or any nut butter you like)

½ tsp Nutmeg

Pinch of salt

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Using a hand mixer, blend all ingredients together for just a minute,  only until sugar dissolves and almond butter breaks up a bit.

Add to ice cream maker. Let spin for 25 minutes in ice cream maker then pour into a freezer-friendly jar and freeze for 2 hours. Add 2-3 scoops to a coffee mug, enjoy, and remember that “there’s nothing wrong that a little ice cream won’t fix”!

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3 Responses to "Coconut Espresso Nutty Ice Cream"

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  1. Shawna

    22 February, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Looks amazing. I want to make the butter and the ice cream today. Can I sub more almond milk or anything else for the heavy whipping cream to make it lighter? Some of us (myself) with no self control will eat the whole jar so I wanted to make it lighter.

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    • Honeyed Home

      22 February, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      Hi Shawna! Yes, you could add more almond milk but it will not be as creamy in texture. It will turn out more like a sorbet but will get very hard in the freezer due to the water content. Sometimes, you just have to use those extra rich ingredients to avoid sacrificing flavor and enjoy in moderation 🙂

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      • Shawna

        22 February, 2013 at 7:54 pm

        So true if only I could moderate such a delicious treat but will try as is. Thanks for awesome Recipe!

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