Coconut Rose + Cardamom Homemade Vegan Ice Cream, It’s Summertime, which means ice cream is on the menu! Making your own may seem like a tedious task, but homemade always tastes better, and it’s not as hard as you may think. This ice cream is a refreshing, elegant Summer weekend treat with nutritional value, worth making. Coconut milk is a healthy alternative for people who avoid dairy and soy. Its full of easily digestible fats, fiber, B vitamins and minerals like magnesium and iron. Skip the processed sugar and sweeten your ice cream with pure maple syrup which contains minerals that act as antioxidants in the body. Cardamom, the Queen of Spices in Indian cuisine, with its unique, warm and complex flavor, among many other benefits, helps improve digestion. And Roses being both beautiful and aromatic, add healing properties. Beautifully Delicious!
- 2- 13.5 oz. cans of organic coconut milk
- ½ cup organic almond or cashew milk
- ¾ cup maple syrup (or raw honey)
- 8-10 cardamom seed pods, crushed
- 3 Tbsp. beet juice (for coloring)
- 1 vanilla bean, split
- 1-2 Tbsp. food grade rosewater
- ½ tsp. sea salt
Infuse the coconut milk~
Add coconut milk, maple syrup, crushed cardamom seeds, vanilla bean and salt to a saucepan over medium heat, stirring mixture every few minutes to insure there is no scalding. When pot begins to simmer remove from heat and allow to steep for 20 minutes.
Freeze the mixture~
Strain the infused coconut milk to remove vanilla bean and pods, and then add in the rosewater and beet juice for coloring. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour mixture in. This will allow the coconut milk to freeze into a thin layer, and make it easier to remove and cut up into chunks for blending.
Blend the ice cream~
Remove from freezer and cut up into chunks just big enough to fit into your food processor or blender. Add nut milk to your frozen ice cream and blend until creamy and smooth.
Garnish with crushed pistachios or cacao nibs, and top with fresh rose petal. Relax & Enjoy!
Be sure to use food grade/organic rosewater and rose petals. And the beet juice can be adjusted to achieve whatever rose petal hue desired.