I am excited to be a part of Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style, hosted by Shirley at gfe—gluten free easily! – in case you missed it twenty-four bloggers were asked to create and share recipes that meant both home and holidays to them.
In addition to the recipes, we’ll also be hosting giveaways of the resources you value the most….cookbooks, resource books, apps, and the grand prize, a Vita-Mix!
You can view yesterday’s post at Paleo Parents. They shared their holiday recipe for Monkey Bread.
Home for the holidays means a lot to me. My family has made some pretty amazing Christmas memories and traditions over the years.
One of my favorite parts about Christmas dinner was dessert (I know I’m not alone here). My Mom always had a tray of delicious homemade cookies and of course some Candy Cane Ice Cream stashed in the freezer!
I knew it would be such a treat to make Candy Cane Ice Cream for my kids so they could enjoy it too. And now the tradition continues because this was a hit with all of my taste-testers!
Candy Cane Ice Cream (with optional chocolate chunks)
2 cans of chilled full fat coconut milk (we use Thai Kitchen)
½ cup maple syrup or agave
1 tsp mint extract (we use Simply Organic)
1 cup crushed candy canes (we use Tru Sweets)
½ cup Enjoy Life chocolate chunks (optional but highly recommended)
1. Chill your coconut milk for at least 12 hours in the refrigerator.
2. Add the chilled coconut milk, agave, and mint extract to the bowl of your food processor. Process until well combined and smooth.
3. Pour into a large bowl and add crushed candy canes and chocolate chunks if using. Chill this mixture if time permits.
4. Pour into ice cream maker and follow your ice cream maker’s instructions.
Dairy-free ice cream is best served shortly after making it. It gets quite hard upon freezing. Once thawed it’s still yummy though!
Yield: 4 and a 1/2 cups of delicious and dairy-free Candy Cane Ice Cream, just like your Momma served!
Here’s the ice cream maker I use, and it’s oh so easy. Not too late to add one to your Christmas list!
And now onto the GIVEAWAYS! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
One copy of -The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
One ADVANCED copy of The Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Kitchen
One copy of Sugar Nation by Jeffrey O’Connell
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
(and don’t forget that each entry brings you one step closer to winning that Vita-Mix)
1. Please leave a comment.
2. Share this giveaway on facebook and come back to tell me that you did.
3. Share this giveaway on twitter and come back to tell me that you did.
Note that you will have 48 hours (closes Tuesday, December 6th 10am CST) to leave a comment here and then I will announce the winners.
All of the comments you leave on this post and any other posts by other bloggers (see the full line-up here) will be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaways. The grand prize winners will be announced on Christmas.
The third prize is a Caveman Cookies giveaway package (an $89 value)!
The second prize is a shopping spree from Free From Gluten (a $150 value)!
And the grand prize is a top-of-the-line Vita-Mix professional blender 5200 Super Healthy Lifestyle package ($550 value) and a free copy of the super cool e-book Eat Fresh and Detox your Life (featuring a green smoothie recipes from She Let Them Eat Cake)!
Make sure you check out tomorrow’s Home For The Holidays Post by the excellent Melissa at Gluten Free For Good .
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