Friday, February 15, 2013

strawberry "ice cream" {gf,v}

 In case you didn't notice, the words "ice cream" are most definitely in quotes. Meaning, this isn't ice cream. Hey! Before you get feisty, hear me out. This is sooooooooo delicious. Fresh strawberries. Sweet coconut. 
And no ice cream maker needed. Did I win you back yet? If you try this, I will.
 The pictures really don't do this dessert justice, largely in part to the 2 minute pre-melting window. You just have to trust me as to how amazing this is. It's reminiscent of a light sorbet, and if you're bold enough to add the balsamic drizzle you get a nice tangy finish. We have a gourmet olive oil shop here in Knoxville, (The Tree & Vine), where you can sample a plethora of oils...lemon olive oil, raspberry balsamic, truffle oils, you name it. The sales woman recommended pairing several of their oils and balsamics with ice cream. It sounds crazy, I realize. (But maybe pairing peanut butter with chocolate sounded wack-a-doo at one time too.) So we gave it a whirl...and we are definitely fans. BIG. GINORMOUS. SUPERFANS.
Bonus: this is gluten free, vegan, has no sugar added. (and I think may even be paleo friendly?)
Strawberry "ice cream" with balsamic drizzle
*1 frozen banana
*1 cup frozen strawberries
*1 cup chilled coconut milk (I used So Delicious brand)
*1/2 cup shredded coconut
*1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1.Place the banana, strawberries, coconut milk & shredded coconut in the blender on high.
2.Scoop "ice cream" into 2 bowls and serve immediately.
3.Drizzle balsamic over "ice cream." (You may want to mix it completely in...test it out.)

Serves 2 generously.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. I love the photos, so bright and vivid! Great recipe for the ice cream

    1. Thanks Kammie! You'll have to let us know if you try it!

  2. When you are craving ice cream this is the one to make, ready in a New York Minute!. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

    1. You are so right! Thanks for stopping by.