Creamy Dairy Free Vanilla Ice Cream

Creamy Dairy Free Ice Cream 

While the convenience of store bought ice cream is time saving, you will find that a dairy free ice cream is costly and it is difficult to find something that does not have "natural flavors" or carrageen in it. I started making my own ice cream about 3 years ago when my dad got me this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.






Every once in a while I buy a store bought ice cream but now I almost always make it myself and just freeze the extra that we don't eat for a later day.


These cute little tubs are great for ice cream storage.



What's great about this recipe is you can really add to it to make it whatever you are craving. Chocolate chips, chunks of cookie dough and gluten free chocolate cream cookies (Cookies and Cream, yum!) are super easy mix ins for a special treat.

You don't need very many ingredients and I like to keep my ice cream clean by using organic coconut milk. You will need a heavy type cream and I use a can of Organic Coconut Creme. You could use a lactose free vitamin D milk as well but the creamy consistency of the coconut creme can not be beat.

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Ingredients:
1 Can of Coconut Cream
2 Cups of Non Dairy Milk (I prefer almond or coconut milk)
2 Tbsp. Vanilla
1/2 Cup- 1 Cup of Sugar (I prefer coconut sugar) Decide this based on how sweet you like your ice cream. I use 1/2 cup but we don't like overly sweet things, especially if you are going to add mix-ins such as cookies or top it on a sweet pie.

Directions:

In a bowl combine all of the ingredients and whisk together until well combined. Pour into your ice cream maker that is already spinning and then add the plastic spinner and lid. Allow to turn for about 25-30 minutes stirring a few times in between. If you are not receiving the thickness desired once 30 minutes is done put the drum with the ice cream into the freezer for about 15-20 minutes until it is as thick as you would like.

If you are going to add mix-ins put them in the last 3 minutes and allow to turn until well combined. (you might need to stir it once or twice) Enjoy!