Well, I am so excited to say, A Happy Healthy Heart has officially had a face lift, and you’re looking at it. Welcome to the new version of the website. My husband (I’m so grateful for his help) and I have spent the last couple of months perfecting this, and I really hope you enjoy it. There will be new content added several times a week and if you ever have posts request, please let me know.
Now, let’s talk about this Peach Pecan Ice Cream! Let me just tell you, it is simply divine. It’s creamy, it’s sweet, it’s decadent, and it is good for you! Never thought you would be able to feel good about eating ice cream? Well now you can. It’s made with full fat coconut milk, which may make you hesitant but these fats are so good (and necessary) for your body. These fats are easy for the body to absorb and provide great energy, so if you’re feeling that afternoon slump, look no further.
When you think of people who are dairy-free, you may think “well shucks, they can’t eat ice cream,” but that’s not true. And if I had to say, I would tell you that this coconut ice cream just might beat out the cow’s milk kind any day.
There are a couple of things to note when making dairy-free ice cream. The first is, when preparing the mixture on the stove, before it is made into cream, you want to be sure that it is thick enough. The first couple of times I made ice cream, I was impatient and the mixture remained icy, that’s no good. Second, if you don’t care for the flavor of coconut, you can certainly use other non-dairy milks but they must contain full fat. If not, the mixture will not churn properly and will remain a liquid. Lastly, make sure your freezer isn’t set too cold because it will cause the ice cream to solidify. I recently had to turn mine down because it seemed to be messing up some of my recipes. Keep it on a low-medium setting.
Making ice cream is fun and simple but takes patience. Be sure to set aside some time with friends and family to do it and I know you’ll have fun!