Whats summer without some ice cream? That is no summer, that just sounds like Hell. And this past weekend I was pretty sure I was in hell because it was so mother f*ing hot and for a while, I had no ice cream (and no air conditioner)
We used to have an air conditioner. My mom gave us one a few years back because she was worried about washer (so nice she was worried about the dog and not me, but that's cool) And we used it, not often, but when the temps got above 90, we would bust that mother out, hang blankets from the ceiling and create a little frozen ice box. Washers bed, the couch, and the tv were the only things in the box and it was fantastic.We would spend all day hanging out in the dark little ice box, cuddled on the couch watching tv. Washer would just lay there and I am pretty sure that he loved it just as much. But a couple years ago that air conditioner broke so now we don't have one. So now when it's mother f*ing hot, we are just really fucking hot. As for Washer, I send him over to my moms house. She has like 10 air conditioners. And the mr and I.. we bitch and complain and sweat and eat ice cream.
So I made this is my ice cream, a Colleen approved, oh so good I want to eat it for ever meal, type of ice cream. Nice and creamy with nice coconut oatiness. Its really pretty great.
And if there was ever a time when you woke up so hot that all you for wanted for breakfast was ice cream, well that's completely cool, especially with this kind cause it's kinda really healthy and made with oats and so it it definitely ok.
Here's to ice cream all day, every day.
The stuff. We got a can of coconut milk, some old fashion oats, a few dates and salt. ( we need just a pinch) Also need a little water.
Pretty simple here, just dump the coconut milk, oats,the dates(make sure they are pitted) and a pinch of salt to a blender and blend the crap out of it. And keep blending until its all creamy smooth and oh so nice then stick the blender in the fridge.
After about an hour or so the mixture becomes super thick. Stick it back on the blender stand and give it one last swirl to make sure it's all mixed up.
Pour/scrap mixture into a freezer safe container and stick it into the freezer... lick blender clean, watch you tongue and fingers.
After a hour or so, remove the kinda frozen ice cream and give it a good whip with a stick blender or if you don't have, scrap the ice cream back into the blender, and give it a swirl, stick back into freezer container hen back into the freezer until frozen.
And when you are ready to eat, remove from freezer, let sit out for 5-10 minutes to soften enough to scoop and do what needs to be done.
Look at that. So good.
And not only dessert, but this could be your breakfast tomorrow....and every day from now on.
Coconut Oatmeal Ice Cream
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups oats (gluten free if needed)
- 3-5 dates*
- pinch of salt
*Note. I used 3 dates and found it sweet enough but I don't like things too sweet. If you know you like things sweet, do 5. Also, if the dates are not super soft, soak them water for a little bit.
Grab your blender and place all the ingredients in it. Start blending and blend and blend and blend until all smooth and creamy. (It might take a few minutes.) And once it's all blended up, stick the blender into the fridge .
After about an hour or so the mixture should have gotten nice and thick .Remove and blend the whole thing up once again and transfer the mixture to a freezer safe container. Place said container into the freezer. Let the mixture set up and get pretty close to frozen and remove from fridge and give it another good blend (I use my hand blender, but you can always scoop back into the regular blender to do it) Place back into freezer until frozen.
When you are ready for ice cream, remove for freezer and let sit out for 5-10 minutes until soft enough to scoop. It might be super hard at first but don't worry, it soften up quick enough. I find scooping it easier with a ice cream scooper dipped in hot water....
Scoop it, add any toppings you want (toasted coconut and toasted oats are great) and then eat it.
Store left overs in freezer (duh) but place a piece of wax paper over the top to keep from freezer burn.