Helpful Hints for Homemade Ice Cream Alternatives
1. Use coconut milk. It gives a mild, delicious taste that blends in so well with most flavors that you can’t even perceive it. I find it’s most noticeable in vanilla-flavored ice cream alternatives.
2. Add alcohol. By adding 2 to 3 tbsp of alcohol—such as Kahlua, rum, etc.—you can soften your ice cream alternative, making it more scoopable.
3. Store in multiple small containers. This is better than storing in one large container because constantly taking the ice cream out of the freezer and putting it back in can change the ice cream alternative’s texture.
4. A tight seal is a must. This reduces freezer burn. I recommend covering the ice cream with parchment or wax paper then sealing the container with a tightly-fitted lid.
5. Add more flavor. To add some tasty crunch as well as nutrition, add extras into your ice cream alternative, such as cacao nibs, unsweetened coconut, or toasted seeds or nuts.
Use your new homemade ice cream to make some fun “ice cream-sicles” with your kids.
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.