This is one we’ve been wanting to do for a long time and we’re holding on for the right time to release it. The time is now. We’re in peak summer, the sun is high in the sky and an ice cold Pina Colada is hard to beat. Shall we? This one is simplistic but rewarding.
This recipe is made up of two main components: coconut milk and pineapple. Since the coconut milk serves as the ice cream “base” we went to work making a pineapple syrup that would serve simultaneously as the sweetener and the flavoring of the ice cream.
The other half of the syrup is reserved and combined with a splash of rum to be swirled into the ice cream after the churn.
That’s it! A light, refreshing Pina Colada ice cream swirled with pineapple rum syrup. Vegan and dairy free, but you’d never know the wiser. And I wouldn’t be mad if you threw this in a blender with some more rum and made yourself one fantastic shake.
Like to try some? You can be one of two lucky winners of this fabulous, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest. Two winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 6/27/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. 🙂 Good luck!
We’ve only done a handful of coconut based, vegan/dairy free flavors, but we intend to do more – lots more. Everyone should be able to eat good ice cream, so we’re making it our duty to make sure the dairy free and vegan crowd get some too. Coconut ice cream presents some new challenges, but we’re committing ourselves to making sure we have flavors just as interesting and appealing in this category too – and making it our own goal to make sure we refine and perfect to ensure the ice cream is as good as it can possibly be.
As soon as we announced we were putting our first vegan/dairy free flavor up for sale, we had a immediate request last week for Dark Chocolate Coconut with a hint of Orange. Who are we not to oblige?
This flavor is pretty simple and the ingredient list fairly short. The foundation is nothing but coconut milk and organic cane sugar.
The orange flavor comes from zest of the orange, which steeps in the ice cream and gives it just a hint of orange flavor.
The final step is adding Valrhona cocoa powder in until a nice deep dark chocolate is achieved. And some sea salt to bring out the flavor even more.
The scoop is a luxurious dark chocolate with a whisper of orange – you can hardly tell it’s made with coconut milk. Vegan and dairy free.
Like to try some? You can be one of two lucky winners of this fantastic, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest. Winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 5/2/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. 🙂 Good luck!