Coconut is a very nutritious and high-calorie food (342 calories per 100 grams). It has large amounts of essential vitamins and minerals. In addition, it provides fiber, protein and low-glycemic carbohydrates. Therefore, we can use it to make a delicious coconut ice cream.
Do you want to take advantage of this food to make delicious desserts? Take note. We teach you how to prepare a coconut ice cream without the need to resort to dairy.
Benefits of coconut consumption
Consuming foods prepared coconut or coconut based is related to many health benefits , among which are:
Hydration : coconut has a high water content, therefore, its consumption favors the correct hydration of the body.
Controls hypertension : due to its potassium content, it helps regulate blood pressure.
Diuretic and laxative effect: thanks to its high fiber content, it will help us avoid constipation.
Lowers cholesterol : the presence of uric acid reduces LDL (bad cholesterol) and increases HDL (good cholesterol).
Antimibrobial and antifungal action : effects that are highlighted both internally and externally.
Coconut ice cream recipes
Coconut ice cream and soy milk
This recipe is the simplest of all and is gluten-free, egg-free, or lactose-free. In addition, it turns out to be a 100% vegan recipe , so everyone will like it equally. It can be combined with cut fruits or syrup of different flavors.
300 ml of soy milk or vegetable drink
150 ml of coconut milk
Whole cane sugar, stevia, or maple syrup
Put all the ingredients in a blender and beat until the mixture is foamy.
Pour into a container suitable for low temperatures and freeze for three hours.
Beat the mixture again to make the ice cream creamier and freeze for at least twelve hours.
The ice cream is ready to eat.
Ice cream with berries
For this recipe we will not use products with lactose or gluten, but we will use eggs. It is a little more elaborate than the previous one, but it remains a texture very similar to that of traditional ice cream.
50 g of blackberries
50 g of blueberries
300 ml coconut milk
2 egg whites
Whole cane sugar or stevia
First, with the help of some rods, beat the egg whites until they get a snow point texture and add a little sugar. Reservation.
Wash and slice the strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Blend all the fruits in a blender and use a masher or strainer to remove the larger seeds.
Pour the mixture into a cold-safe container and freeze for a minimum of three hours.
Put the egg whites in a saucepan until stiff to avoid adding them raw to the mixture.
Once you remove the saucepan from the heat, mix them with the coconut milk and add sweetener to taste.
Pour the mixture into an ice bucket and freeze for a minimum of two hours.
Once the time has elapsed, add the frozen fruit and the coconut milk cubes with egg white to a high-power blender. Beat until creamy.
The ice cream is ready to eat.
Coconut and banana ice cream
This recipe is suitable for vegan and celiac diets. The frozen banana will create the creamy base and give the ice cream body and texture. In addition, you can adapt the recipe and add any type of fruit.
250 ml of coconut milk
Sugar or natural sweetener
First, peel and cut the bananas. Place them on a tray to prevent sticking and freeze for at least 12 hours.
If you want to add any other fruit, follow the same procedure: peel, cut and freeze.
Put the bananas and fruit of your choice in a blender.
Add coconut milk and grated coconut and beat until creamy.
Add sugar or honey to taste, although if the banana was ripe it is probably not necessary.
Put in a container suitable for cold and freeze for a couple of hours.
The ice cream is now ready for consumption. You can add nuts or flavored syrup.
Take advantage of these recipes to include healthy foods in the diet of the whole family , even for the little ones in the house . Being so fresh, they are ideal to consume in hot weather and cool off with the nutritional power of coconut and fruit.