With the recent heat on the west coast, I’ve been craving ice cream. We all know regular ice cream isn’t good for us, but sometimes it’s impossible to resist the cold creamy concoction beckoning from the freezer aisle of the local supermarket. We know we should resist because it’s loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats. So if we’re trying to lose weight or on a healthy diet, do we have to give up ice cream altogether?
There are several options for those of us who can’t eat dairy and those of us who simply don’t want to. There are a few good soy ice creams on the market. You can find them in any grocery store. But what about people who don’t want to eat soy? People on a (raw food diet often forgo soy, for example, and some people have a soy allergy. I don’t eat dairy products and I limit my soy intake so I’ve had to become creative.
That’s where a few kitchen tools come into play. To make your own dairy-free, soy-free ice cream you’ll probably want to have a food processor and an ice cream machine. Ice cream machines can be purchased for as little as $20 these days and the investment is well worth it if you have special dietary needs.
I’ve recently been experimenting with healthy dairy-free ice cream recipes and will be posting my recipes in this blog. Full of fresh, organic ingredients like strawberries and bananas, these ice cream recipes will make you forget all about your “real” ice cream cravings.