October in Florida….


WHY IS IT SO HOT!!!!!!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love being warm. GF Guy jokes that I am “solar powered”. But seriously?! 95 degrees in October?! There has to be some sort of law against this! How am I suppose to cook pumpkin pie in this heat? It just doesn’t feel right. This calls for a compromise.


This months theme for “Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free”, hosted by Heather of Life, Gluten Free, is Pumpkin Treats. Pumpkin is, by far, one of my favorite foods. I mix it in oatmeal. I use it as a dip with carrot sticks. Heck, I even make chili with it! But… It is just too darn hot to cook around here! I decided to go a little out of the box and create something just to beat the heat. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream


Ingredients:
- 2 cans Coconut Milk
- 3/4 cup packed, Light Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 teaspoon Xanthum Gum
- 1 cup packed, Pumpkin Puree
- 3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/3 teaspoon Ginger
- 1/3 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/3 teaspoon ground Cloves

Combine ingredients in a blender until fully incorporated.
Place entire blender canister in the freezer for about 1 hour.
Re-blend for about 30 seconds, just to free the mixture.
Pour mixture into an ice cream machine.
Process about 25 minutes.
Pour into a freezer safe container and allow to harden to desired consistency.
Serve with Gluten Free, Dairy Free Graham Crackers (Kinnikinnick‘s S’Moreables are AMAZING!!!!) and LOTS of Cinnamon.

Pumpkin Pie Florida style!

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26 thoughts on “October in Florida….

  1. ahhhh so you're the one hogging all the heat ;) send some my way girl.. I woke up this morning and it was 30! I kid you not. I agree with VG though – the coolest of temps could not keep me away from that ice cream.. whowza! p.s. please forgive me for the BL spoiler?!

  2. I'm going to echo VeggieGirl :) It's 43 here today, pouring…and I would still take that cold bowl of ice cream!It sounds so good! I bet the mixture of pumpkin + coconut is awesome.

  3. It's 44 here…boo! Can I come over?! I'm sick of the cold already!If that ice cream is as delicious and luscious as your mint choc. chip, I must make that ASAP!

  4. This sounds amazing =D. Although if I have it, I'll be wrapped in blankets by the fire! I have no idea what 95 is (I'm in celcius), but its been hovering around 0 (freezing point) in the mornings!

  5. Oh, delicious! I made something similar a few weeks ago, but I took the lazy way and mixed pumpkin puree, Coconut Bliss ice dream, and nutmeg in my blender. Mmm! Also, you're right, S'Moreables are delicious. Sorry it's so hot in Florida. Here in Maine, we had icicles hanging from the roof this morning. Pumpkin pie weather for sure!

  6. I found you though Karen..Hi Karen =0)and gave you an award on my blog too…I have been reading your stuff and am very glad to have found you. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing your self with us all.

  7. That ice cream looks delicious AND luckily for you it is much much colder now in FL. Its 10am and 70 degrees in my house with the windows open. Welcome back, fall!

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