This post is in collaboration with Crazy Sales
As the weather started to warm up my mind started ticking over with all the delicious summer foods I want to make this year. I don’t eat a whole lot of dairy and coconut milk ice cream tends to be rather pricy to buy, so an ice cream maker had gone to the top of my Christmas wishlist.
So you can imagine my excitement when I was contacted by the folks at Crazy Sales to try out one of their ice cream makers! Now I can make dairy-free ice cream to my heart’s desire all summer long! I’m sure some sorbets will be on the cards as well as I believe the ideal way to order ice cream is to have 1 sorbet for every 2 cream based flavours to help provide balance and offset the richness. Ordering ice cream is an art form that I’ve been clearly thinking about way too much!
Anyway, back to the recipe at hand! I decided I would start my homemade ice cream adventures with a tropical delight, making the most of the deliciously sweet in season pineapple and combining it with B’s favourite fruit – passionfruit. So here goes, my pineapple passionfruit coconut milk ice cream recipe (that’s quite the mouthful!)
- Half a pineapple
- Can of coconut cream (full fat)
- 2tbs liquid sweetener (maple syrup, agave or honey if you don’t need it vegan)
- Pulp of 4 passionfruit
- Remove the exterior of the pineapple and cut the flesh into small pieces
- Combine in a blender with the coconut milk and liquid sweetener until smooth
- Pour into your ice-cream maker and follow instructions
- About halfway through add the passionfruit pulp and then leave to finish churning
- You can either enjoy it in its slightly soft state or pop it in the freezer until it reaches your desired level of frozen!
- Scoop and enjoy!
The ice cream is super creamy and definitely sweet enough despite not adding lots of sugar, which means you can go back for seconds and not feel bad about it! I can see this flavour being on high rotation over the coming months, although then again, now that I have endless flavour possibilities maybe I’ll need to mix things up a bit!
The machine I received is super easy to use, and as it only has a few parts it’s also easy to clean! When I was first looking into ice cream makers I read lots of reviews that said some brands were extremely noisy, but thankfully this isn’t too bad at all, which is doubly lucky given I live in an apartment! It also comes with a few recipes to get you started, including a raspberry frozen yoghurt that I think might be next on my list to try!
The best part is, I’ve got one to giveaway as well! That’s right, one of my lovely readers is going to get to spend their summer making delicious ice creams, sorbets and frozen yoghurts as well!
To get your hands on this baby all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me either the best or strangest ice cream flavour you’ve ever tried! Easy as that! So what are you waiting for, get commenting! Entries close on Wednesday 19th November at 8pm! Good luck!