This is a deliciously creamy ice cream perfect for these last warm days of summer. Do not worry if you do not have an ice cream maker. I don’t have one and my ice creams still come out good. This is so easy, yummy and super healthy.
1 can of full fat coconut milk
2 cups of strawberries washed and tops removed
3-4 dates depending how sweet you like it. You do not have to use dates. You can use any healthy sweetener of your choice like maple syrup etc.
1/4 teaspoon of guar gum (This will make it creamier)
Blend all the ingredients in the blender until lovely and smooth. Taste it to see if it is sweet enough. Feel free to add more sweetener. If you have an ice cream maker follow the instructions. If you do not have an ice cream maker pour into a freezer safe bowl and place in the freezer. Freeze for about 3 hours. To stop it from icing keep stirring it every 20 minutes. This is to keep it creamy for when you scoop it out. Once ready scoop, serve and enjoy!
I have to admit that I tend to favour more savoury foods than sweets , however when I do fancy something sweet these chocolate cups remain one of my favourite treats. You can fill them with coyo coconut yoghurt or fruit. I love mine with strawberries. Hope you enjoy these with your loved one.
150g Green & Blacks Organic dark chocolate 70%
Strawberries/ coconut yoghurt/fruit of your choice
Small silicone cups or muffin tray with paper cups
A pastry brush
Break the chocolate into squares and place in a heatproof bowl. Place a saucepan with an inch of water and bring to a simmer. Place the heat proof bowl with the chocolate on top of the saucepan making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water in the pan. Stir the chocolate as it melts making sure it does not burn.
You can either use a muffin tray with paper cups or silicone cups. Fill each cup with 1/4 of chocolate then with the pastry brush evenly coat the sides making sure there are no streaks. You might have to apply two or three coats. Once you apply the first coat let it dry in the freezer for 5 minutes then apply another layer. You do not want the chocolate to be too thin. Once there are no streaks place them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Once the cups are ready peel them from the silicone cups or paper cups and fill them with the fruit of your choice. You can store the chocolate cups in the fridge. Enjoy!
For Valentine’s day my sister and I made these very simple yet very yummy chocolate strawberries. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in chocolate and this recipe is perfect for chocolate lovers. We have used dark chocolate as it is healthier. You can use any chocolate of your choice and add other toppings like chopped nuts. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. For the recipe click on the link below: