*This post was created in collaboration with Great Lakes Gelatin. The recipe, images, and opinions are all my own.
It’s the most fangtastic time of the year, and while I love all the festive sweets, I thought it might be nice to throw in a slightly healthier treat (plus, it’s ice cream, and who doesn’t love that?! ).
The spooktacular shade of purple comes from ube extract. I used ube to make cream puffs last Halloween and I’ve been wanting to bring it back ever since. I think it has a deliciously sweet and slightly vanilla flavor, so I really amplified that here by adding vanilla extract. It would also be yummy with a dash of cinnamon, and if you want to go all out for the holiday feel free to top it off with some candy :).
If you’ve never made dairy free ice cream before I will let you in on a secret- it’s SO MUCH EASIER than the regular stuff! No raw eggs or ice baths. You just heat, blend, chill and churn. I’ve been making dairy free ice cream for awhile now, always tweaking the recipe to try to make it even creamier, and I’ve found that 1/2 cup of cashews does the trick. Collagen is also a great way to add a bit of natural creaminess to a recipe, plus it adds a wonderful boost of good for you amino acids, so I thought it would be perfect here. I take collagen every morning in either my smoothie or coffee because it’s a clean source of protein (without any of the bloat some other protein powders can cause), it supports digestive health (even helping to heal a leaky gut), and it’s great for hair, skin and nails. The GLG Collagen is unflavored, and it works in both hot and cold foods, so the sky is the limit to how you use it!
If you’d like to try Great Lakes Collagen or Gelatin you can use my code luxeandthelady20OFF for 20% off of your first purchase (US citizens only, excludes 12 packs). Please let me know if you try this recipe! I always like to see your spin on my creations.
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked (see below for instructions on soaking)
1 14oz can full fat coconut milk
1 14oz can coconut cream (I like Trader Joe’s brand, or else you will have to refrigerate the can upside down the night before)
2 teaspoons ube extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
9 drops pure liquid Stevia extract (or 2-4 tablespoon pure maple syrup depending on how much sweetness you like)
1/4 cup vegan or regular white chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon coconut oil (divided between the types of chocolate)* (optional to smooth the chocolate)
1 sheet wafer paper
Purple color or shimmer dust
Food safe paintbrush
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