Key Lime Ice Cream (Dairy Free & Vegan)

Key Lime Ice Cream (Dairy Free & Vegan) with doTerra lime essential oil

Ahh limes…always so refreshing! I love to drink lime water and homemade Limemade. Limes, like lemons are actually quite alkalizing for the body. But limes in desserts are what I really love.

Honestly, I’m crazy for anything lemon or lime related when it comes to desserts. Especially in this intense Summer heat! This ice cream reminds me of the filling of a Key Lime Pie and is perfect in a bowl or on top of a gluten-free ice cream cone.

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Key Lime Ice Cream (Dairy Free & Vegan)
Recipe type: Ice Cream, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Vegan
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • ½ cup coconut nectar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ c. juice from fresh squeezed key limes (or 20 drops Lime essential oil)
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 2 minutes until smooth. Place blender container in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then pour mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to directions for 20 minutes.
  2. Enjoy!

Pistachio Gelato (Dairy Free, Cane Sugar Free & Vegan)

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I remember the first time I discovered gelato. I was on a road trip in college with my best friend and we were headed back to Boulder, CO from Moab, UT. We stopped in Glenwood Springs to hit up the hot springs after a camping and hiking weekend. My friend mentioned we should check out the Gelato store on the corner. I had no idea what gelato was. She said it was better than ice cream. How was that possible I thought?! And indeed it was!

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Years later another friend mentioned how amazing pistachio gelato was. I was pretty skeptical. I loved traditional gelato flavors: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, raspberry, but hadn’t ventured into more exotic flavors at the time. So I gave it a go a few years back….and it was aaaammmaaazing!

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My kids love pistachios. They truly go nuts for them! And since I wanted to make something green for St. Patty’s Day this weekend, I decided to see if I could recreate my now favorite gelato flavor at home.

As many of you know that follow my blog, I am crazy about homemade dairy-free ice cream. I love all different flavors. But this may be my absolute new favorite. It is insanely good.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Friends!

Pistachio Gelato (Dairy Free, Cane Sugar Free & Vegan)
Recipe type: Ice Cream, Frozen Treat, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Paelo, Vegan
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shelled, roasted, salted pistachios
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • ½ cup arrowroot (omit if you want a lighter ice cream texture)
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. lime juice or 4 drops Lime essential oil
Instructions
  1. Place shelled pistachios into a food processor and pulse for 3 minutes. Pour pistachios, coconut milk, arrowroot and lime into a blender or Vitamix container. Blend on high for 2 minutes, pausing to stir several times.
  2. Put Vitamix container in freezer for 30 minutes. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to instructions for 30 minutes.

Valentine’s Day Gluten-Free Roundup!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

While I had plans to make a heart-shaped dessert for you guys (I even have cute heart shaped cookie tins!), the treat is going to have to come a little later this month. Instead I have compiled some sweet treats from a few of my fabulous gluten-free blogger friends.

Delightful Vegan Double Chocolate Cake @ The Tasty Alternative

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Homemade Healthy Mounds @ Tessa Domestic Diva

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Chocolate Coconut Mousse @ Peanut Butter & Peppers

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Homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Bars @ Allergy Free Alaska

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Raspberry Chocolate Ice Cream @ Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry (I will be making this again for my sweetie!)

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I hope you enjoy some tasty treats today!

This was shared on Whole Food Fridays.

Raspberry Chocolate Ice Cream (Dairy Free & Vegan)

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I don’t know about you, but I am ready for Autumn. I am dreaming of crock pot dinners, boot wearing 50 degree days and gorgeous leaves falling to the ground.

Yet, Summer’s heat hasn’t let up where I live. It’s been in the 90’s all month. Homemade ice cream is what keeps the kids and hubby happy in this heat. And this ice cream made Mom happy as well. Chocolate and raspberries together do not disappoint!

 Add to Vitamix or Blender:

1 can coconut milk

2 cups frozen raspberries

1/2 bar 72% dark chocolate ((I used Endangered Species Chocolate)

3/4 dropperful (21 drops) NuNaturals liquid stevia

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Blend on high. Place container in freezer for 15 minutes. Pour into ice cream maker and process for 30 minutes.

Optional-Break up a few extra chocolate squares and place on top of ice cream.

Serves 4.

This recipe was shared on Gluten Free FridaysFeature FridayDelicious Dish Tuesday,Tasteful TuesdayWaste Not Want Not WednesdayWhole Food FridaysRecipe of the WeekFit and Fabulous Fridays, Freaky Friday, Friday FoodWellness WeekendFull Plate Thursday, Pennywise PlatterFrugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Healthy 2 Day WednesdaysGluten-Free WednesdaysAllergy-Free WednesdaysFat Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent TuesdayMonday Mania and Inspire Me Monday.

Goji Berry Banana Ice Cream (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)

 

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The last few weeks have been very busy for me. And with temperatures in the upper 90’s, I’ve been making a lot of homemade ice cream. While I made a ton of this kind last week, today I opted for trying something new. This ice cream has the most amazing color (a bright orange hue) thanks to the gorgeous goji berries. This healthy dessert or snack is a fantastic way  to get a large dose of antioxidants and vitamins. Kids and adults alike will love this treat.

Add to Vitamix or Blender:

1 can coconut milk

2 large bananas

1 cup goji berries

1/4 cup coconut sugar

10 drops liquid vanilla stevia (optional)

 

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Soak the goji berries in 1/2 cup water in a small bowl for 10 minutes. Drain and discard water.

Blend all ingredients on high for several minutes. Place container in freezer for 30 minutes. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and process according to manufactuer’s directions (approximately 30 minutes).

Serve!

Makes 4-6 servings.

This is linked to Slightly Indulgent TuesdayWhole Food Wednesday and Allergy-Free Wednesdays.