Recipes

Vegan Peach Pecan Ice Cream

June 13, 2016

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Kathy June 18, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    This looks delicious! What brand do you use for the coconut milk? Would like to try this recipe this week…

    • Reply melissahaithcock June 24, 2019 at 10:09 PM

      I typically use the full fat version from trader joes and it works great! I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply Bethany Miller July 29, 2020 at 7:39 PM

    When do you put the salt into the mixture? I found mine to be too salty and didn’t know if I did something wrong. Also, my mixture was runny on the stove top–it never got to pudding consistency. Any thoughts?

    • Reply melissahaithcock October 28, 2020 at 3:05 PM

      Hi Bethany, I am so sorry that I am just seeing your message. I add the salt to the mixture when its on the stove but you can cut it back for sure. It will just change the flavor, not consistency. My mixture sometimes will stay runny on the stove as well and usually it’s okay. It just varies with different coconut milks. How did the ice cream turn out overall?

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