March 9, 2010

Stevia Week Recipe #2: Double Carob Chip Ice Cream

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Time for my second experimental stevia recipe! Did you miss #1? Definitely have a gander—methinks you shall soon want some almond cookies in your life. You can even score a chance at some free stevia via my giveaway. I’m choosing a winner Friday—get on it!

So here’s today’s recipe. Don’t pretend like you didn’t see ice cream coming a mile away. ;)

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Double Carob Chip Ice Cream (Vegan)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans coconut (one lite, one regular)
  • 60 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp carob powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup carob chips

Directions:

  1. Combine all remaining ingredients except for carob chips in a blender and whiz just until well-incorporated.
  2. Process ice cream batter in your ice cream maker per manufacturer’s instructions.*
  3. Add carob chips in the last 5 minutes or so of processing.
  4. Freeze and enjoy!

*If you don’t have an ice cream maker, I recommend blending ingredients per step 1, then placing the ice cream mixture in the freezer. Stir every 10-20 minutes or so until the mixture has reached soft serve texture, at which point you could stir in the carob chips. Feel free to nosh as soon as you have achieved your desired ice cream thickness.

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My photos don’t do much justice to the carob chips, but they were in there, I swear!

No carob of any kind on hand? Feel free to substitute cocoa powder for a chocolate version. You might also like to top your ice cream with something fun like, I don’t know…say, Raw Almond Cookies?

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Carob has a very distinct taste, but I kinda love it for a chocolate alternative every once in a while. How about you—carob, chocolate or both?

Stevia giveaway here!

13 comments:

moretolifethanlettuce said...

i wish i liked carob! i have a big bag full of it from the bulk bins at WF that i bought in some manic shopping trip or something lol and i HATE them!

Christine (The Raw Project) said...

This looks great, I've gotta try soon! I'm becoming a carob addict :-P

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

putting that ice cream machine give away win you scored awhile back to GREAT use i see!
holy hell that looks amazing, Diana! and i dont even normally go for carob but i can tell i would go for this :)

balancejoyanddelicias said...

I've never tried carob but I definitely want to make this ice cream... sounds great! :) I want a ice cream maker now!

Gabriela said...

Oh my gosh, I need to steer clear of ice cream pictures for the duration of Lent! I just got the worst craving and it's only 8 am! This looks fantastic :)

Hollafoodzone said...

Vegan ice cream - with no processed sugar - I think I've died and gone to heaven! A batch of that might get me through a movie!

greensandjeans said...

I grew up on carob (thanks hippie parents!) so I've always loved the flavor!

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Glorious!! You've got skills darlin! ;-)

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

OMG OMG OMG. YUM. I love carob. I love ice cream. I love stevia. I need to make this!

Katie ♥ said...

I wuv icecream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need a icecream machine, a blender just wont be the same!!!!!!!!!!

Shannon said...

can you stop reminding people to enter your contest? i'd really like to increase my chances :) yay for ice cream!! i'm trying my hand at some pistachio-coconut milk gelato for my parents this weekend!!

Katie ♥ said...

Chocolate Cherry Bomb Smootihe I have seen on the blogs and must make it!!!!!!!

Love me some cherries girl!!!

xoxoxo

Gena said...

Don't you DARE think that my silence this week doesn't mean I didn't just spend twenty minutes drooling. Starting here: this looks amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing! Perhaps it will coronate my first vegan ice cream making adventure :)