(Music) Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Homemade Ice Cream Dairy-Free Hi Bold Bakers! Thanks to you, my No Machine Ice Cream video has reached more than 1 million views. I have lots more No Machine creations to come starting with this week’s much-requested Dairy-Free No Machine Ice Cream which is based on Coconut Milk.
So let’s get baking! So to make this Dairy-Free Ice Cream, we are using the exact same method that you guys know and love from my original No Machine Ice Cream video. We’re just replacing the dairy with coconut milk.
This recipe is not just for people who are dairy free. I want you all to try it because it really is a delicious ice cream. We’re going to start out by making our coconut condensed milk for our ice cream base.
So in a heavy-bottomed pan, we’re going to add in our full-fat coconut milk and our sugar. Bring these two ingredients to a simmer and then turn it down low and let it bubble away very gently for around 30 minutes.
As it simmers, you will see it’s actually starting to change color and go a little bit darker and starting to thicken and that’s exactly what we want. Once your 30 minutes are up, this is what you should be left with: a thick coconutty syrup and this is our condensed milk.
We’re going to pour this into a jug and set it aside to cool down and put it into the refrigerator to get it really cold before we make our ice cream. When your condensed milk is cold, this is what it should look like.
Beautiful and syrupy. It needs to be lovely and thick and look just like regular condensed milk. Our next step is to whip up our coconut. You want to put your two cans of coconut milk in the fridge overnight to get them really nice and cold.
Then, this is a really good, trick. We’re going to take them out. You’re going to turn your coconut tin upside down and open it from the bottom and I’m going to show you why. What you want for this ice cream is the coconut solid and not the water.
And if you turn it upside down, as you can see the water rises to the top. Pour away the coconut water. And then you have your coconut solids on the bottom. It’s the perfect way to decant the water from the solids.
We’re going to scoop out the solids and put them into our mixer. As for the water, don’t throw it away. You can drink it because it tastes really good and or put it into smoothies like I do, it’s really hydrating and yummy.
Now using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, we’re going to whip up the coconut solids. We’re going to turn the machine on to medium-high speed and we’re going to whip this up and you’re going to see it thicken and actually get bigger in volume.
This looks great! Now that it’s looser and it’s gotten a bit lighter, it’s time to add in our condensed milk. Now we’re going to turn back on the machine and whip it up again until you see it get bigger and fluffier.
Another good tip for this ice cream is to make sure all of your ingredients are cold even your bowl. I like to put it into the fridge before I use it. Great! So our ice cream base is ready. It is that easy! So this is what it should look like.
It needs to be nice and thick so it freezes well and it holds its structure and it doesn’t separate. So a nice little tip before you add in your flavors to your ice cream is to add in some vanilla extract.
And vanilla extract has alcohol in it and it will actually stop your ice cream base from crystallizing. I’m going to give it a little taste. You do not have to be vegan or dairy-free to enjoy this ice cream.
It is so good! Our first flavor up is classic vanilla. I want to say a big thank you to Sherry because she requested this flavor and she always sends me such nice comments. Start by scooping your ice cream base into a bowl.
The funny thing is the coconut flavor is actually quite mild so whatever flavor you add to it, you get a little bit of coconut and a lot of your other flavor. To this we’re going to add in our vanilla extract and fresh vanilla beans.
If you don’t have a fresh vanilla pod, don’t worry about it. Just use vanilla extract. And then just whisk it all together. Look at those beautiful speckles of vanilla bean. It looks fantastic! Just like before, we’re going to put the prepared ice cream into these lovely little containers.
Look at that! Absolutely gorgeous. And you can’t beat a classic like vanilla. Beautiful! We’re going to call this flavor tropical vanilla. I’m going to put a downloadable PDF for these stickers on my Facebook page so you can make your own.
And remember this flavor makes a great accompaniment for your microwave brownie mug cake. This little guy is the first of many flavors so we’re going to pop him into the freezer and get started on the next one.
I’m a big fan of the next flavor because I ate a lot of it growing up. And that is Raspberry Ripple! And thanks so much to CalicoCatGirl y for the request. We’re going to start out by blending together some raspberries and sugar in a food processor.
Then we’re going to pass it through a sieve and you end up with a lovely raspberry puree to add to your ice cream base. Now add your ice cream base to the bowl and then ripple in your raspberry puree.
You don’t want to stir in your raspberry too much because you want to maintain those lovely ripples. The raspberry and coconut are such great flavors together. There’s a good reason this was my favorite flavor.
This ice cream looks so beautiful. Now for the finishing touch. This is so good, you guys are going to love this. We have more flavors to come so we’re going to pop this in the freezer and then on to the next one.
All the recipes can be found below this video in the description box. And if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. For our next flavor, Kavya Sivan suggested something that goes really well with coconut which is pineapple for Pina Colada.
Just like the Raspberry Ripple flavor, we’re going to make a puree with our pineapple. If you don’t have fresh pineapple you can use tinned or frozen. Beautiful. Look at that color. I love pineapple so much.
It’s such a nice fresh flavor. And it’s going to be yummy in our ice cream. Then in a large bowl, add in your ice cream base and mix in your pineapple puree. We’re also going to toss in a little bit of coconut for extra flavor and texture.
When you bring these two flavors together of the pineapple and the coconut it really does remind you of a Pina Colada. Once your ice cream is mixed, then put it straight into your container. And then top it off with some toasted coconut.
Our ice cream is done so on with our sticker. Our next flavor up, in my opinion, is an absolute must and that is chocolate. And because our ice cream base is coconut, we’re going to make Almond Joy Ice Cream.
This flavor is really no fuss: you add your ice cream base into your bowl. Sift over some cocoa powder and fold in toasted almonds. It couldn’t be easier! We are using cocoa powder instead of fresh chocolate to flavor this ice cream because cocoa powder is dairy-free.
This is so good it’s kind of like a coconut mousse and the almonds definitely give it really nice texture. Make sure you toast them because they pop a little bit more. As you can see, this is a beautiful thick ice cream.
I think it’s the cocoa powder that does it. For a little something extra, I’m going to top it off with some toasted almonds. You guys are going to go Coco-Nuts for this one. And he’s ready for the freezer.
Gosh. I can actually smell this already and it smells so good. I can’t wait to try it. I have all of the comments and requests for this next flavor, so I’m happy to finally bring you Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream.
I’m going to write in the recipe which Matcha Powder I used but you can find it in most stores it’s just on the pricey side. In a bowl, add in your ice cream base. And sprinkle over your Matcha Green Tea powder.
And then gently mix together until well combined. So I’ll admit, I’ve never had green tea ice cream before but with all of your requests coming in I just had to try it and you were dead on because it tastes really good.
Once it’s all mixed, it’s ready for the container. I really hope Id did this flavor justice for you guys. Would you like a bonus ice cream flavor? I shared my recipe for a Caramelized Banana Ice Cream over on my Instagram.
So guys make sure you go over there and check it out. It’s a really good one! This coconut ice cream is so good and I really want you guys to try it. Just because it’s vegan, does not mean that it’s not for everybody.
Thanks for all the great requests for this video. You guys picked some great flavors of ice cream and I couldn’t do it without you. Mmmm. If you like my No Machine Ice Cream recipe, then please share this video with a friend.
And make sure you head over to my Instagram for the 6th bonus flavor! I’ll see you back here again next Thursday for more Bigger Bolder Baking.