It wouldn’t be summer without a sweet treat or two, but there’s no need to totally throw your healthy eating habits out the window. There are so many spins on healthy ice cream these days; made with soaked cashews and coconut milk, sweetened with the natural, unprocessed sugars from dates or honey. These alternatives take just a bit of the sinfulness out ice cream without sacrificing taste. Or so they say. I definitely want to give one (or six!) of these healthy ice cream recipes a try before we bid summer farewell (tear).
Take this Sea Salt Caramel Coconut ice cream. It’s got a natural date caramel swirl – you can add bourbon – and it’s only sweetened with maple syrup. Get in my belly!
This amaze-balls looking chocolate ice cream is made with sweet potato. Yes, you read that right! And has no added sugar. As in zero, nada, zip. Which is why this might just top my must try this week list – just because it looks almost too good to be true.
This Cinnamon Roll ice cream doesn’t even require an ice cream maker. Just cashew butter, dates, a bit of almond milk and an overnight stay in the freezer.
This Toasted Almond Coconut ice cream recipe forgoes the cashew option for a combo of almond and coconut milks. But since those are two flavors I love, I have no quarrel with that.
This Chai Ice Cream uses actual chai tea to impart its flavor. You can make it vegan by sweetening with maple syrup (the other option being honey which I actually didn’t realize wasn’t considered vegan….)
If the ice cream is made of cashews, but also has cookie dough, that means you can still have two servings, right?!
This Vegan Coconut Blueberry option uses coconut oil. Color me intrigued. And hungry.
Fresh summer berries are my jam – especially when they’re jammed into ice cream! This Raspberry Ripple Coconut ice cream recipe uses the soaked cashews ice cream base with mashed raspberries and sounds as picture perfect as it looks.
This yummy looking Coconut Honey ice cream only has six ingredients! It might not be light on fat (hello coconut cream), but it sounds dang good.
There are so many mouth watering options on this list, it’s a little hard to know where to start, but I’ve decided I’m going to pick one and give it a go this week. I’ll be sure to share all the behind the scene and my final taste test on my Instagram story. Because maybe, just maybe, we can, in fact, have our ice cream and eat it too.
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