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 dates, is our base for this ice-cream. Dates have the amazing ability to resist freezing, and by whipping the coconut cream, it incorporates a heap of air into the cream, giving it that light, creamy consistency we love in ice-cream.
This recipe requires just 5 ingredients, and takes about 30 minutes to prep, then BAM: you’ve got yourself delicious, homemade, creamy 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.
- 2 14-ounce cans coconut cream OR full- fat coconut milk, chilled overnight in the fridge
- 1-2 tbsp dried lavender
- 2 cups pitted dates, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes then drained
- 2-3 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk
- Add soft, pitted dates to a food processor or high-speed blender and blend until small bits of date remain. Next, add hot water – a little at a time – until a thick paste forms.
- 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 until smooth and creamy if using a blender OR whip until creamy and smooth if using a mixer. Then, add date paste, lavender, honey, and plant milk, and 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).
- Alternatively, you can add 2 cups of frozen coconut milk cubes to your blender with the date paste and blend until creamy.
- Pour into a freezer-safe bowl, cover with a tea towel, and place in your freezer.
- Freeze for 1 hour, then bring it out and stir it 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 6 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.
Lavender honey ice-cream tutorial
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Lots of love,