Summer screams ice cream! When you are dairy free, that is one thing where you feel like you are losing out! Where we live, we have a wonderful local farm where they make their own ice cream. And in my pre-AIP days, I just loved to go there and get my favorite flavors! After I went dairy and sugar free, I still go there with my family even if I don’t have any ice cream there. Hanging out at an ice cream shop is just one of those fun things in life right? Anyways, because of me hanging out at ice cream shops, my cravings for ice cream got to a point last year where I had to do something about them! So if you remember last year, I created a dairy free mango ice cream which came out super delicious! I did not even use an ice cream maker for that one! Check out my recipe and my detailed video here!
Last month, the makers of Aukey ice cream machine sent me their product for me to review. that was perfect timing since I had been meaning to buy a new ice cream maker! I had also been meaning to create an AIP version of strawberry ice cream since strawberry is one of my favorite flavors in ice creams!
I am pleased to report that both the ice cream machine and my recipe turned out fabulous! I love the machine because of two things : 1. It is super easy to operate. 2. It does not make much noise! I think this makes it super convenient for folks like us who are AIP and are avoiding dairy, refined sugars and eggs etc which most ice creams contain. Now you can get this ice cream machine and make your own in just a few minutes! Plus sky is the limit when you want to experiment with flavors! I already have my next flavor planned out! Stay tuned!
So without further ado, here’s the recipe and I hope you can try it!
In case you don’t have an ice cream maker, I suggest you watch my mango ice cream video since I do not use an ice cream maker in that one and show you how you can still get a soft ice cream by just using a blender!
I made a video with step wise directions for you too! Check it out!
- 2 cups full fat Coconut milk (I prefer Aroy-D)
- 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
- ¼ cup full fat coconut milk(I prefer Aroy-D)
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 cups chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen) - about 8 oz
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 4 tbsps collagen peptides
- 1 tsp organic beet powder (for color) - optional
- hours before making the ice cream, place the ice cream bowl in the freezer.
- In a small bowl, add the arrowroot starch and mix it with the additional coconut milk to form a slurry. Keep aside.
- In a small sauce pan, add the coconut milk and heat it on low heat. Add the salt and maple syrup and stir to mix.
- When the coconut milk is hot, add the arrowroot slurry (make sure to first mix it again before adding) stirring constantly with a spoon with your other hand. Continue stirring for another 2-3 minutes until the coconut mixture thickens substantially. Now turn the heat off and let this mixture cool completely - about 20 minutes.
- Once the mixture is cooled, in a blender add the strawberries and the cooled mixture along with the raw honey, collagen peptides and the beet powder (if adding). Blend until you get a smooth creamy mixture.
- Now pour the mixture into your ice cream machine bowl and churn according to manufacturer directions.
- (For the Aukey machine, start the machine first and then pour the mixture through the opening. Let churn for about 35 minutes to get an ice cream that is of soft serve consistency. To get it firmer, pour this soft serve into a loaf pan or another utensil and freeze for at least 1 hour. Thaw ice cream for about 10 minutes at room temperature before serving!)