What to do with coconut cream and a pineapple that’s slowly going south? ICE-CREAM!
I absolutely despise throwing food away, whether it’s left overs or fruit & veg we simply haven’t come around to eating. I get trigger happy in the fresh produce isle’s and often come home with more raw groceries than my husband can handle. Nevertheless, I always look for a way to use them differently or incorporate them in a next dish. For example, i had beets lying in the fridge for a while that became soft and not so fresh, so i made beet relish. It’s so simple.
In this case, i had a pineapple staring at me every morning that i just wasn’t in the mood for. I knew that it’s shelf life was becoming shorter and shorter and i needed to find a way of incorporating this pineapple in our diet without it being me gobbling down a whole chunk for breakfast. That’s when i remembered a coconut ice-cream recipe someone sent me and viola, problem solved. Best of all is, it’s dairy free and free of refined sugars as well as preservatives.
1 pineapple (you can substitute this with any fruit)
1 can (400ml) coconut cream
1/4 cup raw honey (relative to your taste buds)
1 tsp vanilla powder/extract (not essence)
1 tsp chia seeds
pinch of kosher salt
Fresh cut fruits for serving.
Chop up your pineapple or fruit of your choice.
Make sure all the hard pieces have been removed.
Measure out all your ingredients and add together in a blender/nutribullet.
Blend on high speed for about 30seconds or until all fruit pieces are shredded.
Let the mixture cool in the fridge for an hour.
If you have an ice-cream machine, great! Use it to churn the mixture until it forms ice-cream.
If you don’t have one, like me, place the mixture into a bowl or glass container and place in the freezer.
Mix every hour until it forms ice-cream.
If you want to experiment a little more you can use great alternatives for a variety of flavours. Some suggestions; figs, blueberries, strawberries, mango, chocolate (using raw cocoa powder), maca and turmeric. The options are endless really, as limitless as your own imagination. I hope you have fun playing around with this great recipe and putting those almost too far gone fruits to good use. I’ve made two batches myself and my husband is definitely thanking me for it.
Pop me a mail if you come up with something creative, i would love to see what you get up to.