Today’s a special day. An emotional, happy day. I registered my daughter for kindergarten–oh my! Where does the time go?!
It also is the day my life changed forever…the day I met my husband on an airplane. Little did I know that when I sat down on that plane traveling from Chicago to Burlington, Vermont years ago that my future husband was sitting across the aisle from me. Of all the places one can be assigned to sit on a flight, we were assigned next to each other. It was fate. And who talks to strangers on airplanes these days?! Not a lot of people!
So today I am celebrating the blessings in my life and the amazing moment when my husband first conversed with me and later asked for my phone number. I don’t think either of us imagined where our lives would take us from that point forward…
I whipped up this tasty treat earlier today that I have already enjoyed an hour ago and plan to enjoy again tonight after dinner I love coffee. The smell of it makes me want to hangout at coffee shops for hours. I used to live in Boulder, Colorado and would sit on Pearl Street Mall reading books in my favorite coffee shop for hours. I can’t do that these days as I am always chasing after my children, but I still enjoy taking them to local coffee shops for tea or smoothies when the mood strikes. This ice cream is free of coffee as I wanted my kids to be able to enjoy it with me. To add a caffeine kick to it, you can add 1 Tbsp. ground coffee to the mix if desired.
Add to Vitamix or Blender:
2 cans coconut milk (this brand is BPA free)
3/4 cup coconut nectar (or coconut sugar/sweetener of choice)
1 Tbsp. coffee flavor
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients together on high. Place container in freezer for 45-60 minutes. Pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s directions, approximately 30 minutes. Scoop into bowls and enjoy!
Makes 6 servings.
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