Everyone likes dessert, it’s our favorite meal of the day, but unfortunately everything that’s sweet comes with a price. However, dessert too can be healthy you just need to know how to make it. It can be delicious as well if you choose the right ingredients.
Homemade Sugar Free Ice Cream Recipe
Maybe you prefer chocolate or vanilla but after you try this coconut ice-cream it will become your new favorite flavor.
- 4 large dates, pitted
- 2 cans of organic full-fat coconut milk
- a pinch of cinnamon
- 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
- a pinch of sea salt
You need to cool the coconut milk in the fridge overnight beforehand. For better texture take a cup of hot water and soak the dates for 10 minutes. Pour the coconut milk and all the other ingredients in a bowl and blend everything together with a high speed blender. After everything is well combined pour the mixture into a large plastic container and wrap it in a plastic wrap, making sure the wrap touches the ice cream to prevent ice crystal from forming on the surface. Freeze for 4 hours, removing it from the freezer to whisk with a fork every hour. Consume it within the week and enjoy the healthiest and tastiest ice cream.
Coconut Milk Benefits
Coconut milk just like coconut oil abounds in healthy nutrients. It’s rich in medium-chain fatty acids which can improve your mood, increase antioxidant activity in the brain and lower serum cholesterol, triglyceride, glucose and corticosterone levels. It’s also rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals like magnesium, iron, sodium, selenium, calcium, and phosphorous to keep your body in optimal shape.
However, one of its most beneficial components, lauric acid, is converted by the body into monolaurin, an amazing substance with antiviral and antibacterial properties which boost your immune system and protects your overall health.