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Anyone make Paleo ice cream before?

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Created March 11, 2012 at 5:12 AM

I have an old ice cream maker and was wondering if I could use it to make Paleo ice cream. Has anyone tried this? Presumably, it would consist largely of coconut products with fruit and veggies mixed in. Is it prohibitively expensive?

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on June 08, 2012
at 09:34 PM

Cavemen weren't consuming coconut cream, buying food with money, eating processed stevia, or using stoves or refrigeration. Milk wasn't "designed" for anything. Mammals evolved mammary glands. There are plenty of people who have no trouble with casein or lactose. None of this is relevant to the question, which is about making "ice cream" out of ingredients we now call "paleo," which is just shorthand for evolutionarily appropriate foods. No one doing "paleo" is acting like a caveman. It's time to let go of this paleo re-enactment business.

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on May 26, 2012
at 09:33 AM

Great thanks Jenny

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on May 26, 2012
at 07:27 AM

Yeah, whole milk, whipping cream, egg yolks, sugar. All that's needed for perfect ice cream.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on May 26, 2012
at 07:26 AM

Watch out if you try different brands of coconut milk though, there are a couple weird brands that were sworn up and down by the cashier that there were no unlisted ingredients in them (like gums) for coconut milk in china town. Made a smoothie out of it, 1 hr I was chained to the toilet for the afternoon. Stick with the known brands (like the one you recommended, good job!).

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on March 12, 2012
at 04:03 AM

Well, I didn't want to focus on semantics so much as the OP not considering dairy cream for "paleo" ice cream, perhaps because dairy isn't considered truly paleo. My argument was, neither is ice cream, so lets not throw out that wonderful saturated fat called dairy cream! :)

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on March 11, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Agreed. No such thing. Ah, semantics... ;)

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at 06:35 AM

Here are some links: http://paleohacks.com/questions/45846/ice-cream-recipes

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Aa6717c2a045f299009541b941e8a821

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on March 11, 2012
at 06:31 AM

yes! in actual fact, I was just making some. This is what I've found works for me to produce a creamy, rich icecream.

I've only tried it with coconut cream but cream would probably work out better but I don't do dairy, so this is the simple recipe:

2 x cans of coconut cream, 3 x eggs at room temp, 2-3 tbs maple syrup (or whatever sweetner you want to use, 1 vanilla pod, 1/2 tsp salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs & salt. Put aside. Heat the coconut cream, maple syrup & vanilla on the stove top to approx 175 deg f (or just as you see some steam coming off). Then, add 2 large spoonfools of cream into the egg mixture stiring so the eggs don't cook continue this process till you have put approx 1/2 mixture into the eggs. Then pour the egg mixture into the pot with the rest of the coconut cream & reheat again but do not boil & stir constantly so the eggs dont cook. Heat until it thickens but dont let it get too hot that it boils. Then pour all of the liquid into a bowl & once it's cooled place into the fridge for about 3 hours or until it's cool. Then churn in the icecream maker till it's done. place in an airtight container & freeze for 3 hours. then remove for 15mins so it's easy to scoop! YUM!

Once you get the vanilla sorted, you can then add other ingredients. So far I've made vanilla, choc pecan, cinnamon, cardamom & chai, & my latest vanilla/strawberry swirl (by cooking down some strawberries, cooling, then adding in the mix just 1 min before churn is finished). I don't think it's a bad way to have a sweet treat & due to the ingredients don't even see it as a cheat as I only have a small serving.

Enjoy!

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on March 11, 2012
at 03:09 PM

I've made Paleo "Ice Cream" and it was AMAZING!

The can of organic full fat coconut milk was the most expensive ingredient (~$3.00) and everything else was stuff I had on hand already. I would estimate that the total ingredient cost was ~$5.00 and I got 4 servings out of it (and it was MUCH more satisfying than store bought of regular or even coconut milk ice cream) so the price was not prohibitive in the least.

I'm sure you could also make this recipe without an ice cream maker, but I found mine for $15 dollars on E-bay so it's not a big expense either.

anyone-make-paleo-ice-cream-before?

(Full recipe here)

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on March 11, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Two simple, no ice cream maker needed recipes -

  1. frozen fruit your choice (I like berries) + coconut milk - smash or blend until as smooth or lumpy as you like

  2. frozen banana chunks + flavoring of your choice (I like cocoa powder and or nuts) - smash or blend until as smooth or lumpy as you like

Lazy woman's ice cream

Added: For cheaper coconut milk, go to an Asian grocery and get the liter size Aroy-D coconut milk or coconut cream. Much less expensive than standard grocery and no weird additives.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on May 26, 2012
at 07:26 AM

Watch out if you try different brands of coconut milk though, there are a couple weird brands that were sworn up and down by the cashier that there were no unlisted ingredients in them (like gums) for coconut milk in china town. Made a smoothie out of it, 1 hr I was chained to the toilet for the afternoon. Stick with the known brands (like the one you recommended, good job!).

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3b0b95dfc6dc5c18e535945f4aab0866

on March 11, 2012
at 10:52 AM

Our ancestors didn't make ice cream, thus paleo ice cream is an oxymoron. As such, I will continue to use dairy cream but leave out alot of the refined sugars.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 11, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Agreed. No such thing. Ah, semantics... ;)

3b0b95dfc6dc5c18e535945f4aab0866

(2392)

on March 12, 2012
at 04:03 AM

Well, I didn't want to focus on semantics so much as the OP not considering dairy cream for "paleo" ice cream, perhaps because dairy isn't considered truly paleo. My argument was, neither is ice cream, so lets not throw out that wonderful saturated fat called dairy cream! :)

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on March 11, 2012
at 05:48 AM

Coconut milk ice cream is ok, but it does not have the same satisfying feeling as normal ice cream. It leaves you wanting something extra, like it is missing something.

I have been thinking of making my own ice cream for a long time, just with milk/cream and fruit. While not paleo, it would taste good, be satisfying and relatively healthy.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on May 26, 2012
at 09:33 AM

Great thanks Jenny

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on May 26, 2012
at 07:27 AM

Yeah, whole milk, whipping cream, egg yolks, sugar. All that's needed for perfect ice cream.

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Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

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on March 11, 2012
at 08:19 AM

I make some "Icecream" almost every day with a cup of full-fat yoghurt, 1 tbsp Cottage Cheese, a small cup of frozen (blue or mixed) berries, and a half scoop (Ultimate Nutrition) Protein Powder. You can leave the powder out and throw some honey or whatever in, or nothing at all. Sometimes I eat that with whipped cream on top. Delish!

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:40 AM

yeah, it's called ice cream. sugar by itself is not a Neolithic agent of disease. same with dairy and eggs

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on June 08, 2012
at 07:07 PM

I make this lemon kefir ice cream with home-made kefir: http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2008/07/lemon_kefir_ice_cream.php and I use maple syrup and honey mixed for the sweetener and reduce it a little. It's awesome on a hot day.

I want to try it with lime as well but haven't gotten around to it yet.

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on May 26, 2012
at 05:20 AM

Freeze a banana then blend it with 2tsp of almond butter and whatever other flavorings you want to add. Tastes close enough and satisfies the creamy ice cream craving.

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1d9af5db8833413037be3ac48964714f

on March 11, 2012
at 03:04 PM

If you use cream, here's a nice simple one from Peter at Hyperlipid:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • Sweetener of choice (1 use 3-4 tablespoons of sugar)
  • Whatever other stuff you like, such as vanilla, unsweetened cocoa powder, or fruit

Blend all ingredients in a blender, then throw into an ice cream maker. It's easy and delicious as an occasional treat, with lots of fat and protein with the carbs.

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186fcd97a4ae90384898fb38433ebca1

on October 01, 2012
at 04:12 AM

This one seems to beat them all: Chocolate Paleo Ice Cream with Hemp http://dearpaleo.com/2012/09/30/the-all-you-can-eat-ice-cream-paleo-breakfast/ I've tried it, and it's better than written by Dear Paleo

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5a3151fef5998a3a6015d23e5959bd05

on August 15, 2012
at 06:46 PM

Well, I would think that most things we actually eat are not really all the way "paleo/primal". We cook our food and use spices, salt, and oil to make things more palatable. Did caveman have coconuts? Maybe. Did cavemen have honey? Maybe. Did they have eggs or fruit? Maybe Did they at some points have temps that would freeze food? Yup. So if you eat those things in moderation on their own it's ok but if we mix them up that's bad...that's not "paleo/primal". Sounds a little screwy to me. I say make your own "ice cream" from ingredients that were available during the times. But what do I know, I'm no expert I just like to eat.

sherrid I think your recipe sounds marvelous and I'll be trying very soon. Yum!

2 x cans of coconut cream, 3 x eggs at room temp, 2-3 tbs maple syrup (or whatever sweetner you want to use, 1 vanilla pod, 1/2 tsp salt

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on June 08, 2012
at 08:57 PM

I haven't made it but I found some online and ordered it and it is AMAZING. The Mint Chip is my fave. http://www.bluemountainorganics.com/cashewcreamery/

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D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

on March 11, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Here is my version:

4 cups cream (heavy whipping cream is very nice)

12 egg yolks (you can get by with 8 yolks, if need be)

sweetener of choice

vanilla made from vodka with a split vanilla bean, left to sit in the bottle for a few months


Lots of ice, rock salt.

Freeze in ice cream maker. Hand crank tastes grand, but the electric ones work, too.

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Dee5e2114d04df635590bed67d90389c

on March 11, 2012
at 04:37 PM

IMO the tastiest ice cream had heavy cream and egg yolks as the main ingredients (like David Rourke's answer). I tried one from Paul Jaminet's website, but I didn't like the lemon flavor. This is my favorite vanilla recipe I've tried.

http://thepaleoexperiment.blogspot.com/2012/03/custard-vanilla-ice-cream-by-kitchn.html

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D112d09497fca43ce4e68b2300942eca

on June 08, 2012
at 01:17 PM

Cavemen weren't drinking milk on a routine basis, much like they weren't consuming honey routinely. Milk casein isn't good for us and lactose is very bad for those that are even a little lactose intolerant. Milk was designed to fatten babies, imagine what it can do to adults who aren't growing. Coconut cream is fine. If you want more saturated fat and a creamier ice cream try adding some coconut oil and/or avocado. Kal brand stevia also works very well as a sweetener (no after taste like other brands and very sweet). Using eggs to make a custard is also very good.

I'm still working on refining my recipe and was looking here for tips.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on June 08, 2012
at 09:34 PM

Cavemen weren't consuming coconut cream, buying food with money, eating processed stevia, or using stoves or refrigeration. Milk wasn't "designed" for anything. Mammals evolved mammary glands. There are plenty of people who have no trouble with casein or lactose. None of this is relevant to the question, which is about making "ice cream" out of ingredients we now call "paleo," which is just shorthand for evolutionarily appropriate foods. No one doing "paleo" is acting like a caveman. It's time to let go of this paleo re-enactment business.

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