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Healthy Dairy Free Ice Cream

healthy dairy free ice cream

“The Once Every-So-Often Ice Cream”

I am obsessed with ice-cream, my stomach on the other hand, not so much. I have tried so many different variations of dairy free ice-cream, this recipe being one of my favorites! This healthy dairy free ice cream is a (healthier) treat to be enjoyed by yourself or with your loved ones.

This little dessert, is not an ‘every night’ kind of dessert, but should be more of a treat every now and then. It is super easy and firms up within hours. I have dubbed this “Proyo Ice-Cream” (Protein Coyo ice-cream) I have made it a couple of times now and have made so many variations. Get creative! Think: Peanut Butter Cacao Proyo, Vanilla and Macadamia Proyo and my fav, Berrylicious Cacao Proyo.

So a healthy dairy free ice cream sounds too good to be true? Trust me it isn’t!! To make ice-cream in my household you don’t need any fancy ice-cream makers (although I do have one!), all you need is some good BPA free containers and a freezer.

healthy dairy free ice cream

THE GOOD STUFF

Coconut is a pretty heavy player in my day to day cooking, from the flesh (meat) to the water, I am (some would say) obsessed. Two of my top favorite things about the health benefits of coconuts are:

  1. It helps to improve your digestion and also helps your body absorb vitamins, nutrients and minerals.
  2. It helps to improve your insulin secretion and is great for those who have diabetes!

Cinnamon is another thing that I adore adding into most of my meals (goes oddly well with a bit of chicken too!)

  1. Again, good for Diabetics. Cinnamon can help to reduce blood pressure and also can help to have a beneficial effect blood markers for Type 2 Diabetics.
  2. It is also full of healthy antioxidants
  3. This one is a little left of centre: however, cinnamon has been studied to help aid with the treatment of those who suffer from ADHD, read more about this here.
  4. Aids with a healthy weight loss approach by lowing your blood sugar (so with a healthy diet and active daily exercise regime if weight loss is on the cards, then start sprinkling this on your food breakfast lunch and dinner!)
healthy dairy free ice cream

Healthy Dairy Free Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours, 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Ice Cream

1 tub coconut yoghurt
4 heaped scoops choc protein (pea, rice, hemp is ok but not whey)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen raspberries
¼ cup white mulberries
1 tablespoon goji berries
1 banana (mushed)

Cacao Drizzle

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon cacao

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, empty the coconut yoghurt and protein powder, mix until well combined. Then chuck in all of the other ingredients.
    Put in a freezer safe container and leave for 3-4 hours

When serving, if you want to get a little bit fancy, melt the coconut oil and cacao until a ‘sauce’ is created, then drizzle over and top with your favourite toppings.

Enjoy!

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Kx

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22 comments

  1. Woooo! I’ve been a subby since you started. Love the new site! This recipe has been in my recipe book for months! My fav is with banana and coconut flakes on top. Love the YouTube zucchini noodles too!

    1. Heyyyyy Sheridan,

      Thanks so much for the support 🙂 The new site is lot better then the last but we still have a way to go to get it 100% so stick with us! Banana & Coconut is always a good choice!! And zucchini noodles is a weekly meal in our house it’s so yummy and good for you. Is there anything other recipes you would like to see?

  2. Nice recipe. I don’t know what co yo is though? What else would you recommend.I don’t think they have it where I live?

    1. Hey Jennifer,

      CoYo is a brand of coconut yoghurt that you can get in supermarkets in Australia. It’s a vegan alternative to normal yoghurt, you could replace it with regular yoghurt if you aren’t dairy free or organic coconut cream (so it is nice and thick)! x

  3. SO exciting you are finally getting back into your recipes. I seriously have tried every one of yours – had to print them out I kept on using them so much! Do you have your hazelnut slice thing? Or those corn fritters? I can’t find them!!

    1. Hi Ashley,

      I know, I can’t wait to share with you some new ones I’ve been working on. All the recipes are still here somewhere they just have to be transferred from my old site to the new one and get up and running, this will take a few days to do but rest assured they are coming!! Is there anything in particular you want to see?

  4. so delicious – I made this for after work this morning – I demolished it all! I used a matcha white chocolate sauce and put it over – so tasty. Will you be putting up recipes regularly?

    1. Ally!!!

      Matcha white chocolate….. seriously mmmmm yum!!

      I am trying to get back to putting up a recipe a week again, all my old recipes will be coming back to site in the next few days as well! Is there anything you want to see in particular? x

  5. would normal yoghurt work with this? Do you have your caramel slice recipe here anywhere?

  6. Hi Krumble nice work! Love your healthy ideas for recipes – do you have any other sugestions for desserts that are healthy> I have such a sweet tooth!

    1. Hi Marianne,

      Hahaha so do I! In the next few weeks I will be uploading all my original recipes from the old website as well as new ones too! Sorry it’s taking so long but make sure to keep a look out.

  7. have you put chia in it before? Does it work frozen?

    1. Hi Annette,

      I am not 100% sure if it would work – however I have seen Popsicles done before with chia in it!
      If you try it please let me know how it goes!

      K x

  8. Finally a recipe for dairy free icecream that isn’t ‘nana nice cream’ so boring!! yum but boring. Do you have any other recipes not using coyo for ice-cream?

    1. Hi Sarah,

      I sure do and they will be back up on the website very soon. Any flavours you want me to try? K x

  9. what is your favorite dessert to make? It is winter here and I need some warm dessert recipes!

    1. Hey Megan!

      Oh I have too many haha.

      I am obsessed with a warm coconut brown rice pudding (I will be sharing soon!)
      And you can’t go wrong a healthy apple crumble!

      K x

  10. This is so divine!! I made it on Saturday – made it into a maple peacan icecream! I made my own coconut keffir too – so delicious. thank you

    1. mmm maple pecan sounds irresistible:)

  11. Hi!!! I made this last night and couldn’t hold off until dessert so ate it with granola on the top for breakfast – yummmmmo

  12. Oh my goodness I need to try this. Just found some amazing granola in Lidl and now I need a healthy ice-cream to go with it. Thank you so much for sharing this 🙂 x

    1. I hope you enjoy it Sara

      K x

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