Did I mention I'm OBSESSED with ice cream?
I ate it as much as I possibly could get my hands on it as a child, which was at least once a week.
As I grew up, I craved ice cream more and more.
Over time, especially in high school and college, my body couldn't handle dairy anymore.
I ignored this for many years until at the age of 25.
I burned out multiple times from stress and what I thought was a clean diet.
I felt too exhausted and unmotivated to do the activities that bring me joy.
Once I removed dairy from my diet (about 90%), I have felt much better!
My mood improved, my sleep quality improved, and best of all, I have had more motivation than ever to follow my dreams.
I have not had a burnout in 2.5 months!
I've been cooking almost every day, even if it's for 5 minutes and have even decided to share 5 of my favorite take-out recipes over the next 5 days. Join the fun here!
Now, I get to enjoy all my favorite recipes without feeling sick afterward.
I bring to the world my FAVORITE flavor of ice cream, COFFEE!!! And chocolate (duh). Two of my favorite things combined into one = all the yaaaaasss!!!
Here's the recipe!
Credits to: https://minimalistbaker.com/coffee-coconut-ice-cream/
- 2 13.5-ounce cans of quality full-fat coconut milk or almond milk (roughly 3 1/2 cups) ** I used one can of coconut milk and ~1.5 cups of almond milk
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup raw sugar, depending on preferred sweetness (I used 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/4 cup honey )
- 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 - 1 cup chocolate chips (find my chocolate recipe here)
** Note: Make sure you have an ice cream churning bowl for this recipe
1) The day before, add your ice cream churning bowl to the freezer to properly chill.
2) Combine coconut milk, coffee, and raw sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until well combined - about 5 minutes.
3) Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Transfer to a bowl to let cool completely in the fridge - at least 6 hours, overnight being preferable.
4) Transfer to ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer instructions (30-35 minutes). Add chocolate and let churn for 5 more minutes.
5) Once done either eat immediately or transfer to a freezer-safe container and let harden for several hours. Should keep for 1 week in the freezer. Let stand for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving.