Original Post 11-18-12
We have been having a blast making ice cream lately. Turns out Silk creamer is the ticket to creamy, dairy-free ice cream.
Is it November? Yes. Should I be packing the ice cream maker up for the winter? Perhaps.
Or maybe if I come up with a good winter-y ice cream flavor, we can justify making ice cream through at least December.
Well, we did just that. What better winter-y flavor than peppermint?! The boys absolutely adored this ice cream tonight. After all, they have never had peppermint ice cream before!
DAIRY-FREE PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM
1 Cup Silk Original Creamer
1.5 Cups Silk Original Almond Milk (or soy or maybe coconut) ~ cut this to 1 cup for firmer ice cream
1/2 Cup Raw Sugar (or sugar)
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 - 1/2 Tsp Peppermint Extract (according to flavor preference)
Red Food Coloring (optional and according to color preference)
2 Large Candy Canes Crushed ~ add later
Pour your mixture into your ice cream maker according to manufacturer directions. It takes about 20-30 minutes in our gel machine.
When ice cream is done churning, add the crushed candy canes.
Put ice cream into the freezer to set for about 20-30 minutes.
Garnish with small candy canes. We have both the small and large candy canes from Natural Candy Store. Did I mention that we LOVE them?!
My boys both say this is their new favorite ice cream. Poor chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream didn't stay at the top too long. ;)