While the average American will consume ice cream 28.5 times per year, what about the poor, sorry saps who don't fare well with dairy? What do the lactose intolerant people in the world do to get their regular ice cream fix? Luckily, the culinary geniuses of the world have made it much easier for these non-dairy consuming individuals to fill their ice cream cups to their hearts' content. Read on to find out the non-dairy ice cream alternatives that fill up the tasting spoons of lactose intolerant ice cream eaters across the globe. And the best part is, you can easily make these frozen treats at home!
Banana 'Nice' Cream
Bananas are truly magical fruits. Have you ever frozen a super ripe banana for a smoothie? Have you noticed the lovely texture and creamy taste they add to your health shake? Well now, they can also become your favorite ice cream treat! To make banana 'nice' cream, simply take frozen bananas, non-dairy milk of choice, maple syrup, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt and blend until the mixture takes on a frozen yogurt consistency. Feel free to embellish however you'd like using dairy-free chocolate chips, walnuts or sprinkles. For a more solid texture, refrigerate the mixture in a Tupperware for two hours and scoop as per normal.
When placed in the refrigerator, canned coconut milk separates, leaving the hardened coconut fat on top and the milk on the bottom. The substance on top is creamy, delicious, and perfect for any ice cream treat. To make ice cream with coconut milk, simply combine your favorite fruit with a can of coconut milk, and blend well. One of our favorite combinations from our friends in the East is mango, coconut, cardamom, and pistachios. Place in a Tupperware and freeze til the desired texture is reached.
Don't these recipes make you want to reach for your tasting spoons? They sure do for us!