Reader Request….

I received a comment last time I posted an Ice Cream recipe from Oli asking:

“Would one of you try this? I no longer have a working ice cream maker. I want someone to use HEMP milk and Coconut milk mixed together. Hemp is very creamy. I tried TEMPT ice cream and it is delicious.
Please let me know how it turns out while I look for another maker.”

Coincidentally, I had just purchased some Pacific Natural Foods Vanilla Hemp Milk
(I love Pacific Natural Foods products, and no they are not paying me or offering me any discounts to endorse them. Their products are simply the best, in my humble opinion. Another perk, their Almond Milk does not contain any Soy Lecithin!)

to make the Gluten Free Goddess’s Crustless Vegan Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving and had the perfect amount leftover for making ice cream! Quelle coïncidence! N’est pas? Instead of playing with new flavors, I combined two of my already existing ice cream recipes. This enabled me to really focus on the flavor and texture of the ice cream. I reduced the amount of sugar in the recipe due to the sugar already in the Vanilla Hemp Milk. The result… Perfection! I hope you enjoy this recipe Oli! You should definitely ask Santa for an Ice Cream Maker for Christmas this year!

Mint Cookies N’ Dream Ice Cream

– 1 13.5 oz. can Coconut Milk, full fat
– 13.5 oz. Vanilla Hemp Milk
– 1/3 cup Sugar
– 2 teaspoons Peppermint Extract
– 1/4 teaspoon Xanthum Gum
– about 12-14 Kinnitoos, or other Gluten Free/Dairy Free “oreo” cookie, crushed

In a blender, combine Milks, Sugar, Extract, and Gum.
Freeze blender canister 45 minutes- 1 hour.
Briefly pulse mixture in the blender to loosen and pour into prepared ice cream machine.
Process mixture about 15 minutes.
Pour Cookie crumbles into the machine and continue to process about 5 minutes.
Pour ice cream into a glass, freezer safe container and allow to harden about 5 hours before serving.

Hemp Milk is a nutritional powerhouse.
“For optimum health, our bodies require essential ingredients including fats, protein, vitamins & minerals, and live enzymes…. Hemp seeds contain all 10 Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s) – the building blocks of protein. They’re also rich in naturally-balanced Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s). Additionally, hemp is high in magnesium, iron, potassium, fiber and phytonutrients, plus natural antioxidants like vitamin E…..
The polyunsaturated fats you find in hemp seeds are the good ones. They contain a naturally balanced 1:3 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s). These nutrients are termed Essential because our bodies require them to function – but since the human body cannot produce them, we must get EFA’s from the foods we eat, or from supplements. EFA’s are required for energy production, brain development and function, skin health and digestive efficiency. EFA’s are important at every age – remember, children need good fats, too!
Hempmilk is an excellent source of ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid) Omega-3 fatty acids. One serving of Hempmilk provides about 50%* of your daily value of Omega-3 EFA’s. In fact, 92% of the fat content in Hempmilk is Omega EFA’s. It provides almost 3x the Omega-3’s found in the leading soymilk brand, and more than double the Omega-6’s. By contrast, almond, rice milk and dairy contain no Omega-3’s and less than 100 mg of Omega-6’s.
The “good fat” Omegas in Hempmilk are special for even more reasons. Unlike soy, rice, almond or dairy milk, (hempmilks) contain naturally-occurring Super Omegas Stearidonic Acid (SDA) and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). SDA and GLA help your body convert the benefits of Omega-3 & Omega-6 EFA’s more efficiently. Due to factors such as age, genetics, diet and lifestyle, we don’t all process these good fats the same way. SDA and GLA help everyone maximize the benefits of Omega EFA’s. You know you’re getting a good thing from hemp seeds – SDA and GLA are not found in flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, canola oil, corn oil, almonds, walnuts nor hazelnuts.
Hemp seeds are one of the plant kingdom’s best sources of easily digestible, high-quality protein. Proteins are among the body’s most essential nutrients, helping you build and repair tissue and build lean muscle mass. 65% of hemp seeds’ protein is high-quality edestin, making them the highest vegan source of this simple protein that’s required for proper immune system function. The other 35% is albumin protein. With live enzymes intact, hemp’s digestible proteins are easily assimilated into the body….. Hemp protein is also a great alternative if you’re allergic to the proteins found in dairy and soy. Add hemp protein powder to a morning smoothie for a valuable whole-food energy boost. With an impressive profile of all 10 essential amino acids, it’s a great way to power up your day.
The good nutrition news doesn’t stop there. Hemp seeds are an excellent source of natural plant fiber, especially in Hemp Protein Powders…..”

I prefer to use Hemp Milk in baking, and now ice cream, due to its somewhat distinctive and “earthy” taste. It is a bit too strong to simply pour over cereal, at least for me. I encourage you to give Hemp Milk a try. Not only is it a Superfood, it makes some pretty darn tasty ice cream!

In other news:
I am super excited about tomorrow night. My father in-law, sister in-law, my dad and I are all going to an ice hockey game! Gotta love the father daughter bonding!

Are you a daddy’s girl/boy or a mommy’s girl/boy?


13 thoughts on “Reader Request….

  1. Yum! That is my favorite flavor of ice cream. Why have I never thought to use hemp milk in ice cream? It would be perfect! As soon as I dig out from this snowstorm, I'm heading over to the natural foods store. Hooray!

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