Once in a while a true inspiration hits!! Today was that day...an EPIC SUCCESS!! I love pumpkin season and today everything was saying ...make something pumpkiny. Now I am faithfully following a healthy eating plan and this fits into the healthy category and it is sugar free and DELICIOUS!!! Several people have requested this super simple recipe so I thought I would share .
Homemade Pumpkin "Coconut Milk" Ice Cream
2 cans FULL fat (not light) Coconut Milk
1 cup Pumpkin ( I used Libby's)
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 cup hormone free vanilla whey protein (opt)
1 tsp Sea salt
1/3 cup coconut nectar (Coconut Secret brand)
1/3 Coconut crystals (Coconut Secret Brand)
1/3 to 1/2 Xylitol (to taste)
Blend all the ingredients together in blender. Chill one hour . Then use Ice cream freezer, following freezer directions. Now you can make this recipe with regular sugar (no longer sugar free ;( ) You may also use any sweetner of choice....I have found the best flavor with this option or All xylitol will work as well (xylitol is a sugar alchohol found in the health food store). Coconut Secret products can be found at www.vitacost.com or your local health food or Whole Food store.