How to make delicious, homemade, creamy vegan ice-cream from scratch incorporating fresh lavender buds and raw local honey. No ice-cream machine needed.
I don’t own an ice-cream maker. In fact, since moving out of home earlier this year, the only kitchen appliance I own is a blender, and it’s my pride and joy.
I hear the cries of my fellow humans who, too, are ice-cream machine-less but still desire to make homemade ice-cream. Let not your lack of ice-cream maker get in the way of you enjoying delicious, creamy ice-cream at home. Behold, this No-Churn Lavender Honey Ice-Cream with all the creaminess of the real thing, and no ice-cream maker required.
Whipped coconut cream, sweetened with bananas, is our base for this ice-cream. Frozen bananas have the amazing ability to create a delicious creamy texture, and by whipping the coconut cream, it incorporates a heap of air into the cream, giving it that light, creamy consistency we all love in ice-cream.
The base of this ice-cream is pretty much the same as my No-Churn 2-Ingredient Banana Coconut Ice-Cream recipe, just with a few flavour enhancements. I wanted to make the most of the lavender flowers coming into bloom in our garden, so I thought why not incorporate them into ice-cream as a sweet treat to enjoy as we head into warmer weather here in Australia.
This little experiment turned out to be a great success, so I wanted to share this ice-cream flavour combo with you all!
This recipe requires just five ingredients, and takes about ten minutes to prep, then BAM. You’ve got yourself delicious homemade dairy-free ice-cream. All you need to do from there is wait for it to freeze.
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No-Churn Lavender Honey Ice-Cream
Now, if you’re like me and haven’t quite gotten around to getting a hand mixer, rest assured you can still make this ice-cream using a simple blender. Instead of whipping the coconut cream by hand, you can pop it in your blender and whip it in there. It won’t be as light and fluffy as a mixer version, but it still does the job.
- 4-5 frozen bananas, peeled and chopped into 1-2 inch pieces
- 2 14-ounce cans coconut cream or full- fat coconut milk, chilled overnight in the fridge
- 1-2 tbsp dried lavender
- 2-3 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
- Without tipping the full contents of the cans into a clean blender or chilled mixing bowl, scoop out the coconut cream from the top, reserving the clear liquid for other recipes; such as smoothies, shakes, juices, etc.
- Blend the cream until smooth and creamy if using a blender or whip until creamy and smooth if using a mixer. Alternatively, you can add two cups of frozen coconut milk cubes to your blender and blend until creamy. Add the frozen bananas and blend until creamy and well combined. From here, add in the lavender and honey, then blend or whip until well combined. With the lavender, start with a lesser amount, blend, taste, then add more if needed (as it’s quite a strong flavour).
- Pour the ice-cream mix into a freezer-safe bowl, then cover it with a tea towel and place the bowl in your freezer.
- Freeze for one hour, then bring it out and stir the contents well to aerate the ice-cream. Place it back in the freezer and freeze again for another hour. Stir it and freeze again. Do this every hour for six hours. This gives the ice-cream a nice fluffy texture that an ice-cream machine would normally give.
- Remove it from the freezer at least 20 minutes before you’re ready to scoop it, and use a scoop that’s been warmed under hot water to help make the ice-cream easier to scoop.
- This ice-cream will keep in the freezer for up to one week, but it’s best when fresh.
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Lots of love,