My favorite ice cream flavor as a kid was black raspberry. I think my 3 year old little girl inherited my love of black raspberry. She asks for “purple” when you take her ice cream order. Recently, I went to Brookdale Fruit Farms in Hollis, NH to pick berries. I was a little late in the season for black raspberries, but enjoyed my treasure hunt. I managed to pick a bowl of delicious purple jewels.
I decided to turn the little gems into a delicious PCOS friendly ice cream. I am not a big fan of dairy for PCOS (read my post to learn why) so I used a coconut milk base. I think it is equally if not more delicious – and so did my daughter!
- 2 cups of black raspberries
- 1 – 14oz can of coconut milk
- 1 – 14oz can light coconut milk
- 1/3-2/3 cup agave and/or (a mix of both) maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 pinches of sea salt
- 3/4 tsp xantham gum
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
I use a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker to prepare my homemade ice creams. Puree raspberries in a food processor or Vitamix blender until very smooth. I don’t mind the seeds but you could push the mixture through cheesecloth to remove any seeds. Mix the puree, coconut milk, sweetener, extract, anthem gum and salt together until completely combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until mixture is thoroughly chilled. Then follow the instructions on your ice cream maker. I process for about 35 minutes or so and then place ice-cream in a glass pyrex dish, cover with wrap and a lid to keep air tight. Freeze for about an hour or two and then enjoy! (Remove from freezer for 30 minutes or so when you want to serve again to let the ice cream soften – it will get very hard.)
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