I just got back from Spain a few weeks ago where I was visiting my sister and niece who are currently residing in Marbella. I had some amazing food and wine experiences and managed to soak up some of the heat before returning to the blustery, raining weather of my home town! Since I’ve returned to Vancouver I’ve started a new job and life has been a bit hectic, however my goal over the next month is to veganize some of the most amazing dishes that I found along my journey and get them up here to share with you all!
That being said, my sister and my niece Greta have since come to Canada to spend the Christmas season, and Greta has a passion for fine ice cream (and chippies)! Although it’s freezing cold and I am dreaming of things like warm apple pie and festive shortbread, who could say no to this face when a request for strawberry ice cream is mentioned…
2 cups strawberries
1 cup of almond or other non-dairy milk
2 cups full cream coconut milk
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp arrowroot powder mixed with 3 tbsp almond or other non-dairy milk
1 tsp vanilla
juice of half a lime (or 2 tbsp lemon)
Wash and cut the tops off the strawberries. Place in a blender with the sugar, milk and coconut milk and blend until smooth.
In a medium saucepan, heat the strawberry cream mixture until it comes to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the arrowroot mixture, stirring constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and lime juice.
Let cool completely before placing into an ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturer’s directions (mine takes about 25 minutes). Keep in mind that your ice cream container needs to be frozen in advance. I store mine in the freezer so that it is ready at any given moment!
You can also make this ice cream if you don’t own an ice cream maker! Don’t fret! Pour the cooled mixture into a freezer safe bowl. Place in the freezer and ever 30 minutes, remove and stir. Continue this process until the ice cream is the desired consistency. I’ve never tried this method, however I would guess it would take about 3-4 hours.