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Old 08-03-2015, 02:43 AM   #1
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Creating sugar free dairy free ice-cream

I am trying to make a non-dairy (lactose intolerance) sugar free (diabetic) ice-cream. Searching the internet yields some results, but nothing that is really good. Most are better described as starting points.

A really promising recipe starts by freezing coconut milk (on baking sheet), and once frozen processing it in a food processor (with all kinds of additives - fruit, vanilla, sweetener etc.). The result tastes good, but when kept in the freezer, becomes too hard to break out of the container.

What can I add in order to get a creamier texture, that would not freeze to a solid once back in the freezer?

Any pointers to other non-dairy, non-sugar ice-cream recipes would be great as well.



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Old 08-03-2015, 06:04 AM   #2
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Most non-dairy 'ice-cream ' recipes that I've tried in the past have contained frozen bananas. Definitely gives it a creamier, ice-cream -like lecture, but usually the banana flavor over powers all the other flavors.

I also have a vitamix blender, and in its recipe book ( and at the live demo), they made 'ice cream' from blending Ice, frozen straw berries, raw nuts ( like almonds, pecans or a mix of both). In addition to that , though, they added agave syrup ( which is basically a sugar), so Im not sure if their is a syrup-like artificial sweetner you can use in its place.

Just to note, A vitamin blender is an animal. Grinds just about anything. Not sure a regular blender could handle the amount of frozen stuff required to do something like this

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Old 08-03-2015, 09:05 AM   #3
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The vitamix recipe seems good to eat immediately, I'm not sure it will hold creamy texture if frozen.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:13 AM   #4
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Alcohol keeps things from freezing solid. Alcolhol ice cream would probably help get those pesky kids to bed on time. :)
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:07 AM   #5
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Well, alcohol did help, but the result was still not soft enough. Or rather, it is soft, but like sand, not like goo. Looking for more ideas.
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