A fresh crop of strawberries arrived at our farmer's market today. We picked up 3 pints, certain that Jessica and her visiting girlfriends would help us eat them. I immediately pictured the strawberries with coconut milk. I decided on making a homemade ice cream.
Strawberry Ice Cream
1 pint strawberries with 1/4 pint chopped and reserved
1 can coconut milk
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
2 tablespoons vodka
Blend coconut milk. Add cleaned strawberries, vanilla beans, agave nectar and vodka. Blend until smooth. Place mixture into ice cream maker for about 20 minutes. Add chopped strawberries and continue til soft frozen, about 10 minutes.
Place in freezer for several hours before serving.
*Vodka is used in the ice cream to keep it from becoming icy.
**Recipe inspired by version at Elana's Pantry.
No dairy...no eggs...naturally sweetened...moderate on the glycemic index. A treat that can be loved by all.