Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dairy-Free Apricot Whiskey Ice Cream

Today's post was supposed to be a meditation, but I realized that recording it when I had a sore throat wasn't the best idea. It sounds like someone trying really hard to sound relaxing but instead just coming across as creepy. I've heard too many of those meditations on youtube to do that to you. And I do have another version but it's the one I made for myself and there's random background noise.  So I'll need to record it again for your listening pleasure. Only the best for you, dearest ones!

Therefore, in the interest of self-care and not driving myself crazy trying to perfect a meditation today, I'm sharing a fun and simple recipe instead. (The meditation will come at some point very soon though!)

Apricot Whiskey Ice Cream. Dairy-Free. Soy-Free. Gluten-Free. Nut-Free. Egg-Free. And a free recipe. Free free free. What more could you ask for? 

An ice cream maker? Yes. If you don't have one, you might want to ask the Summer Santa for one of those.

Dairy-Free Apricot Whiskey Ice Cream
Rich and creamy, this is half ice cream, half cocktail. Enjoy with your friends on a hot afternoon. Serve over Irish Coffee Brownies for full effect!

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 pound ripe apricots, pitted and sliced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
20 drops vanilla stevia or your favorite liquid sweetener to taste
1 13.5 ounce can full-fat unsweetened coconut milk
6 tablespoons whiskey

  1. Heat a pan on medium/low. Add the coconut oil, then apricots, sea salt and vanilla. Let cook for about 15 minutes, until apricots have cooked down. Take off heat. Add stevia or other sweetener to taste.
  2. Stir in coconut milk. Pour into ice cream maker and follow directions. Add whiskey in the last few minutes. Enjoy!
What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?


Raspberrysun said...

Thanks so much for this recipe! I've been needing a good dairy-free ice cream recipe for my husband who is allergic to dairy & eggs. Soy based recipes didn't go over well in the past...many thanks!

Melissa @ Gluten Free For Good said...

Your opening paragraph made me laugh out loud. Almost spit my early morning coffee out. =) Being a longtime yoga practitioner (with meditation thrown in from time to time), I can totally relate to the mellow, but "creepy," meditation voice.

I also laughed at your mention of "Summer Santa." I'm stealing that one. In fact, Summer Santa just supplied me with a new mountain bike. I love him! Glad he now has a name.

Although I probably won't make the ice cream as I don't have any whiskey, I loved this post. How about some pinot noir ice cream?


Iris said...

Melissa, pinot noir? I say we make it happen! :) And congrats on the new bike. Summer Santa's awesome!

Gretchen @gfedge said...

? Is whiskey really gluten-free? I thought it was made from grains . . .

Iris said...

Great question, Gretchen! The distillation process removes any of the gluten, therefore making it gluten-free. I use Jameson's, which does not have anything else added to it that would be a problem.

Gretchen @gfedge said...

Thanks for the clarification. I think I'll try it first with the rum in my pantry since I don't have any whiskey. That is always good with fruit flavors!


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