Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

My sweet husband celebrated his birthday on Sunday.  When asked what he wanted for his birthday dessert he declared, "Oh, your pumpkin brownies! and mint chocolate chip ice cream."  
Done and done my love.  
His all-time favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip.  Our local Coop carries the coconut version and a few months ago I finally made my own batch.  And I kick myself for waiting so long.  It's soooo easy to make and absolutely delicious.  

Here's how I presented the brownie and ice cream to the birthday boy
Brownies fresh from from the oven (grain free, cane sugar free, vegan brownies that is!!)

I went with ice cream and melted chocolate 

Ingredients:
-2 cans full fat coconut milk (Paleo/SCD use this brand) 
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
-2 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract 
-1/3 cup honey 
-Shavings from your favorite chocolate bar  
-Raw paleo chocolate sauce

How To:
1.  Add coconut milk, vanilla, peppermint and honey to blender and blend until incorporated, add mixture to the ice cream maker
2.  Check ice cream maker after about 15 minutes.  When the mixture thickens up a bit and about to get super thick, add in chocolate shavings and continue mixing 
4.  Remove mixture from ice cream maker when a ball of ice cream forms
5.  Transfer ice cream to glass storage and place in freezer for a few hours
6.  Remove from freezer about 20 minutes before serving 
7.  Top with paleo chocolate sauce 

Happy Birthday to my best friend, the love of my life, and the greatest man and father I know. 
*****
Opening birthday presents in the morning 
Out and about in nature
Visit to a wildlife refuge a few miles from town



7 comments:

  1. I got to chose 5 bloggers to pass the Liebster Award on to...hint hint!
    http://tessadomesticdiva.blogspot.com/2011/12/leibster-blog-award.html

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  2. Thanks Tessa! You're so awesome.

    I will be sure to present my 5 blogger picks after the Holiday. Until then...

    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    Hugs,
    --Amber

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  3. I canNOT get over this ice cream! It's delicious! We're oohing and ahhing over it right now! I'm going to do a recipe review on my site about it (you will get all the credit). Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! - Jen from mybigfatgrainfreelife.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi There Jen,

    Thank you! You sound JUST like me the first time we ate this. We were all moaning about it like little animals! So glad to find your blog, Jenn! Your recipes are brilliant.

    Wishing you happiness and good health in the New Year!

    Warmly,
    --Amber

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  5. Hi Amber,
    Your little ones are just adorable! What a lucky Birthday Boy, that ice cream is awesome. I will be making it for my granddaughter the next time she visits, we will really enjoy it. This is a great post. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Hello Miz Helen,

    Ah, thank you! They are very sweet children and we all have fun together! Please let me know how your granddaughter enjoys the ice cream! It's a huge hit in our house.

    Best,
    --Amber

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  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday for the 1st Anniversary Party. Hope you have a good week end and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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