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Creamy Cacao Ice Cream

18 Aug

We love chocolate in this house………. we will take it anyway we can get it.

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But add it to some cream & freeze it & we are in heaven.

This recipe makes an ultra-rich, smooth, creamy ice cream that is very decadent. Small scoops only ๐Ÿ™‚

It is a very dark chocolate (the Lindt 75% bar of ice creams, if you will!). If you like you chocolate more on the ย milk chocolate (cadbury) side of things simply adjust the amount of cacao chips you put in to make a more mild creamy ice cream.

We love to add 3 – 4 tablespoons of peanut butter to this ice cream in the last few churns to make our own knock off version of Baskin & Robbins Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream, without all the sugar & chemicals ๐Ÿ™‚ but still packed full of flavour.

This recipe is not one of my healthier recipes, BUT it is healthier than most store brought ice creams which are aerated with chemicals & have a shelf life of 2 years +, I kid you not!! I have no idea what you put in ice cream to make it last 2 years but I am pretty sure I don’t want to eat it or feed it to my child. This ice cream made with organic ingredients & raw dairy products is simply a better healthier option without skimping on flavour or decadence.

Cacao Ice Cream a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 350ml milk
  • 300ml cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 T coconut sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c cacao chips or cacao butter

Place the first five ingredients in the top of a double boiler & gently heat while constantly whisking (like you would a custard). Once the mix has thickened to the stage where it coats the back of a spoon add the cacao chips & stir in until melted. Let your chocolate mix cool (try not to eat too much of it – you are trying to make ice cream after all) & then place your mix in your ice cream maker for the magic to happen.

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Trust me! you will love this ice cream, perhaps it’s not too healthy – but everyone needs a treat every now & again ๐Ÿ™‚

Go on treat yourself

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Easy healthy frozen yoghurt ice cream

21 May

Looking for a healthy alternative to ice cream?

Then I have the answer for you. Its super easy to make & delicious!

This ice cream requires no cooking, simply mix & let your ice cream maker do all the hard work while you wait poised with bowl & spoon, ready to devour icy, creamy, raspberry heaven.

I know that the weather is starting to cool down in our neck of the woods, but in our house we would have ice cream 365 days a year – rain. hail or shine. So if its too cold for you to eat ice cream, that just means you need to bake a cake or an apple pie to serve with it, problem solved ๐Ÿ™‚

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This recipe is a great way to use up your homemade yoghurt (or to convince your kids to consume more yoghurt). You can make a million flavour variations depending on what jam concoctions you have lying around.

This ice cream will taste good to your “little one’s” & still satisfy us “not-so-little-ones”. And it is good for you to boot with its the natural probiotics from the cultured yoghurt, goodness of the fruit & who can forget about those magic little nutritional bursts from the chia seeds.

So its really not such a naughty treat after all!!

Healthy frozen yoghurt a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

Prepare your ice cream maker as per instructions. I have an old freeze & churn ice cream machine, it does mean you have to plan in advance as it takes over 24 hours to freeze, but it does the job ๐Ÿ™‚

In a bowl mix your yoghurt, rapadurra sugar, vanilla extract & stevia. Pour into your ice cream maker & start it churning. Once it begins to form soft serve add your raspberry & chia seed jam & let it continue to churn until fully frozen. I add the jam later in the churning process as if you don’t churn it too much you can end up with a raspberry ribbon – yum!

I have used rapadurra sugar in this recipe but you can replace it with a sweetener you prefer or even with ย ripe bananas if you prefer. I use rapadurra sugar now as the reports on Agave syrupย are not good, it would seem it is not the health food it is touted to be, but a high fructose cocktail that is no better than refined sugar. So for now Stevia & Rapadurra are my sugar’s of choice. But I make no promises that as I become more informed that this won’t change ย – but I will share my thoughts with you as I make these changes.

So what are you waiting for, go forth & make frozen yoghurt.

What is your favourite frozen treat to make?

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