Coconut Ice Cream with Organic Raspberry Sauce

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Written by Lauren Rae, CPT and Wellness Coach at TRYM Fitness

Looking for a healthy dessert option and not sure where to start? The weather is going to warm up and you’ll want to cool down with my favorite homemade coconut ice cream paired perfectly with an organic raspberry sauce. This non-dairy, gluten free, vegan and paleo friendly “ice cream” treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without the additives and preservatives, massive calories, dairy, and refined sugar of classic after-dinner options.

Did you know that many chain restaurants offer desserts with upwards of 1,500 calories? In addition to that, the portion sizing makes controlling your calorie intake that much harder. Making healthy dessert options at home can be just as rewarding to your taste buds and make it much easier to control serving size. This dessert is under 300 calories for one serving, with a shockingly low sugar count of only 5 grams a serving!

Additionally, the refined sugar and dairy in common desserts can irritate the digestive tract. My dessert is packed with functional nutrients that further your goals as a health conscious foodie. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber while also possessing many health benefits. Coconut oil is a particularly rich dietary oil that can kill harmful bacteria and viruses. Organic raspberries are a low sugar option packed with flavor. Combine the two and your dessert ready taste buds will be thanking you!

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Homemade Coconut Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 can chilled organic coconut cream
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter or coconut manna
  • 10 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 cup ice

Method:

Place all of the ingredients (except for the ice) in a powerful blender. If using a Vitamix, begin on level 1 and slowly work your way to 10 until you see four hills as the ice cream forms. If the ice cream looks runny, add in the ice slowly. You will need to use the tamper to push the ice down into the blade and crush it. The tamper should prevent any cavitation. Do not over blend! Serve immediately with Organic Raspberry Sauce. Makes 4 large servings.

coconut_ice_cream_raspberry_sauce_picOrganic Raspberry Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag organic raspberries, frozen
  • Juice from ½ fresh orange
  • 10–15 drops organic stevia

Method:

Let the berries defrost in the refrigerator then combine them with the stevia and orange juice in a blender or with a hand mixer until smooth. Makes several servings. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks and use in place of jam or jelly.

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  • Ok so each serving has 5grams of sugar but how much fat??

  • you mention calories and sugars but what are the carbohydrates in grams per serving ?

  • Any sub for the stevia? I seem to be allergic to it.

  • Oh, duh, I just found the servings! Hidden away at the bottom of the Method section - 4!

    To other people's questions, coconut cream usually refers to the cream that separates at the top of the full- fat coconut milk (you can also buy coconut cream in the store, but that stuff has loads of sugar).

    If you don't use a banana it will probably be less creamy. Other creamy furits like durian could replace it, maybe? If you have an ice cream maker, you might be able to make up the difference though?

    A whole vanilla bean is a lot - probably adjust to taste?

    Coconut manna = coconut butter (same product, different name!) - both at Whole Foods etc.

  • Great recipe! You mention calories per serving - what is the recommended serving size/ # of servings from this recipe?

    Thanks so much!

  • What is coconut manna? never heard of it. Or coconut butter.

  • Can this be made without bananas?

  • A whole vanilla bean for such a small amount of liquid? Doesn't sound right (and $$$)

  • Is there a substitute for banana, as most of my family members are allergic?

  • Coconut cream...is that the same as full coconut milk? I am not sure I've seen this before. This recipe sounds wonderful?

    • A couple examples.

      https://www.google.com/shopping/product/8831507751569958917?client=ubuntu-browser&es_sm=91&sclient=psy-ab&q=coconut+creme+box&oq=coconut+creme+box&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.64542518,d.cWc,pv.xjs.s.en_US.nZdU-ju1wak.O&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=992&tch=1&ech=1&psi=z0tLU8jqGs3gsASXsILQBg.1397443536292.5&sa=X&ei=7UtLU4TiHdStsQSQ74G4AQ&ved=0CJsCEPMCMA0

      https://www.google.com/shopping/product/10457038510012605706?client=ubuntu-browser&es_sm=91&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=992&output=search&q=coconut%20cream%20box&oq=coconut%20cream%20box&sa=X&ei=MUxLU9mXNrjIsAS3yoLwBw&ved=0CHEQ8wIwAA&prds=hsec:online