Vanilla Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

by Maggie on August 10, 2010

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Ice cream for breakfast?

Well, you could if you wanted to.

In fact, I don’t know why you wouldn’t.

Especially once you check out this recipe for ice cream.

I would consider serving this to my babes for breakfast; with their pancake breakfast perhaps.

As you know, I ‘ve recently ventured into the world of making my own ice cream.  It is much easier than you think.

All you do is prepare the mixture and put it in your ice cream maker. And by preparing the mixture I mean pouring 3 or 4 or 5 ingredients into the food processor.  You could even use an immersion blender.

This recipe gets just a little bit more complex because I’ve soaked and added raw cashews (a healthy fat).  If you have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix or a Blendtec) you don’t have to soak your cashews. Lucky ducks.

What I like about this recipe is the healthy fats.  Coconut milk and cashews. This is why I would serve it to my kiddies for breakfast.  And as a vegetarian, I could even justify serving it to my lovely little self for breakfast.

And check out the chocolate chips I used!  You could totally justify a bowl of chocolate chips for breakfast – they’re homemade!

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

1 cup soaked cashews (I soak 1 cup of raw cashews overnight in 1 cup of water)

2 cups full fat coconut milk (2 cans)

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips (I used Oh She Glows recipe except I used maple syrup instead of agave)

Add all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) to your blender or food processor and mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.  You could chill this mixture if time permits (I didn’t have time but my coconut milk and maple syrup were in the fridge beforehand).  Pour into your ice cream maker and follow your ice cream maker’s instructions.

Here’s the ice cream maker I use and it is so very easy.

Makes approximately 4 cups of delicious homemade ice cream.

Not sure if you want to invest the time to make ice cream?

Check the label of your favourite brand.  I bet homemade ice cream has less ingredients!

You can also find this recipe and many more ‘slightly indulgent’ recipes at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free .