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Hack my (paleo) ice cream.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 28, 2011 at 4:35 PM

I know ice cream isn't paleo but I love it so I'm going to to try and make it as healthy as possible and still eat it. Everyone has their vice.

Currently doing a paleo challenge which means no dairy, dying to try this with grass fed cream once the challenge is over.

My paleo ice cream:

2 cans coconut milk (Thai Kitchen - coconut milk, guar gum, water)

4 pastured egg yolks - big, orange yolks

1 Tablespoon local honey - honey guy at the farmers market, you're the shiz.

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon sea salt

Heat it all up in a pan for 10 minutes, put it in a bowl, put the bowl in the fridge for 2 hours then put it in the freezer, stirring every 30 minutes until it's hard. Believe me, you're going to have incentive to check it every 30 minutes, the in between frozen and liquid stage is pretty awesome.

From what I can see:

Seems like a good way to include a few more egg yolks in my diet

Full of good energy yielding fat from the coconut milk

Honey in general seems to be a pretty awesome syrup of nutrients with added allergy fighting potential and doesn't seem to be as harmful as regular sugar (thanks Chris Masterjohn.)

The whole mess only has about 25 g of carbs in it, good for those low carbers.

I'm going to keep eating it but I'd like to see it hacked either way, maybe share the recipe with a few people.

How bad could this be for me? Not trying to lose weight in fact, I could use a few pounds of muscle. I know, I'm a jerk. Hack it. Thanks.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on October 01, 2011
at 11:13 PM

"Ah, Perry the Platypus. Just in time to see the demonstration on my Nutritionator! You see, people all over the Tri-state are have been eating processed junk food and it's making them sick, so I invented this device to turn french fries into sweet potatoes and milk shakes into coconut smoothies, well you get the idea. it doesn't sound very evil, does it? Well, just when everyone starts to feel better, I will unleash my Sickinator, turning all that good food back into garbage! I know, I know. What's the point? I don't really know - I just had all these spare parts lying around..."

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on September 28, 2011
at 11:25 PM

I've been planning on trying that as soon as I put dairy back in my diet. Thanks Henny.

Fff58a1fd1e29d93fd6a25d3fdebbade

(400)

on September 28, 2011
at 08:01 PM

I don't see the need for any kind of sweetener at all. Cream tastes pretty awesome as it is.

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on September 28, 2011
at 06:08 PM

A very substantial problem at that. I've always been a vanilla kinda guy but good cocoa powder would be a great addition.

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 28, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Speaking of Phineas and Ferb, "Nutritionator" sounds like something Doofenshmirtz would come up with to conquer the entire Tri-State area!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on September 28, 2011
at 05:56 PM

If guar gum isn't causing you problems, then this looks like a great recipe.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on September 28, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Plus one for the funky tags. Love 'em!

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on September 28, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I'm also not huge on the guar gum but I don't have a noticeable aversion to it and it's the most natural brand I can find that's under $2 a can. Suggestions for alternatives are more than welcomed!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 28, 2011
at 04:54 PM

"Hey Ferb! I know what we're doin' today!" Okay, I'll hack it, if that means hack at it. Gonna make some tonight. You could probably live off this stuff...

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on September 28, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Thanks for waking me up cliff haha, it usually takes me 3 or 4 sittings to get through the amount this makes and I only ever have it after dinner and not every night. Eating a pound of pastured meat a day and loving on veggies, this is not all I will be eating ;)

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12867)

on September 28, 2011
at 04:44 PM

The only problem I see is the canned coconut milk, guar gum personally causes me digestive issues. You could make homemade coco milk to make it even better. Using grassfed cream would definitely be the best option if you tolerate it but I think you covered that. Definitely not bad for you, maybe if its the only thing you ate? :P

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on September 28, 2011
at 05:56 PM

If guar gum isn't causing you problems, then this looks like a great recipe.

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on September 28, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I'm also not huge on the guar gum but I don't have a noticeable aversion to it and it's the most natural brand I can find that's under $2 a can. Suggestions for alternatives are more than welcomed!

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072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on September 28, 2011
at 05:44 PM

The only problem I can see is that you didn't add cocoa powder...

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on September 28, 2011
at 06:08 PM

A very substantial problem at that. I've always been a vanilla kinda guy but good cocoa powder would be a great addition.

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1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5516)

on September 28, 2011
at 05:50 PM

My major problem with this is that I can't just eat a little and usually house everything. That sounds delicious though. ICE CREAM WOOT!

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on November 10, 2011
at 03:16 AM

Check out the last reponse to this ice cream thread:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/45846/ice-cream-recipes#axzz1dGiCjdrt

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D699debfc5edb3b2f3f05c4919f24a48

on November 10, 2011
at 02:49 AM

Ayam brand ccocount cream/milk in a can doesn't have any additives. We get this here in Australia, not sure if available in the United States.

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