I have two confessions…
1) I eat ice cream. In fact, on a hot summer day is when I love it the most.
2) I rarely buy ice cream anymore. I make my own. It’s healthier, has very few ingredients and is ready in minutes.
Yes. Minutes. It’s not impossible, nor a warp in the time continuum. Instead I employ my trust Vitamix to do the ‘hard work’ for me.
For this recipe, you’ll need to get Coconut Butter (also known as Coconut Manna). As soon as I tried coconut butter (which is a similar consistency to nut butter for those of you who think this sounds strange), I was in heaven. It’s actually quite sweet (there’s no added sugar and a serving size of 2 tbsp comes in at 1.9 grams of sugar), and creamy as could be.
Ok, back to the ice cream! Look a girl’s got to have a treat now and then. When I have a treat, I want to make sure it’s as healthy as possible instead of overstuffed with crap.
Being that ice cream generally ranges from 20 grams (or 5 tsp) and up of sugar depending on the brand and flavor, my homemade options like this one offer a lower sugar count. This particular recipe that I’m going to share with you is closer to 7.5 grams per serving, however keep in mind that they also contain fiber which most other ice creams do not.
I’m not going to say that my occasional indulgence is sugar-free because it’s not, however if you’re looking for a better option, then here goes nothing!