Paleo Recipe - Apple Cinnamon Icecream

Thankful for… Easy Paleo Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream

There are days when you just can’t take the heat and would want a cold treat. There are also those days when we crave something sweet and cold at the same time. What better way to satisfy these cravings than eating ice cream!

When the summer heat is on, or it’s just plain hot, you know the only comfort food you will generally crave for is something cold. One of the most popular snacks or desserts is ice cream, and it is actually enjoyed by many even when the weather is cold. But you might be thinking that Paleo would not have an ice cream recipe that can rival the different ice creams on sale commercially. But in truth, there are Paleo ice cream recipes that you can make and these are all as delicious as the commercially made ice creams, sometimes even better.

Ice creams are popular around the world, with hundreds of flavors ranging from sweet to savory. Some ice creams have flavors that are found only in a certain place or country. Ice cream is also known in different names such as sorbet, gelato and frozen custard. The earliest account of ice cream being consumed by people was during the time of ancient Greece. Ice cream started with snow, honey and fruit juice or nectar. Hippocrates and Alexander the Great even enjoyed and acknowledged this cold treat. This frozen treat then spread throughout the world, mostly from the influence of royalty. The history of ice cream is as deeply rooted as other ancient foods.

Though Paleo does not allow too much salt and sugar, it does have substitutes for foods that most people crave. In terms of ice cream, Paleo also uses the most common ways of making these sweet, satisfyingly cold treats that even kids will definitely enjoy, tweaking only with the ingredients. These methods may or may not use an ice cream maker. Yet they still produce smooth, velvety ice cream. You can even use any of these methods for the Paleo ice cream featured here! So here are the most used methods in making ice creams:

Custard Base Basic

Not all people who enjoy eating and making ice cream have an ice cream maker, so some people will improvise. Using a custard base is one of those methods that people use to achieve the same texture in their homemade ice cream. Custard allows your ice cream to freeze in a creamy state even when you just freeze your ice cream directly. Most homemade ice creams would have this base so the ice cream will have minimal to no crystals forming as it solidifies.

The Freeze And Stir

This is a method that would need only your freezer, a deep container, and your patience and attention. You may or may not use a custard base for this method. All you need to do is pour your ice cream mixture into a deep container and put it in your freezer. The next part is the most crucial part of using this method. You need to stir the ice cream mixture briskly every 45 minutes until the mixture is as solid as you want it to be.

Do The Freezer Bag

Have extra Ziplocs or similar types of freezer-ready bags? Then you may also use this method. Have two bags ready to use, making sure that they do not and will not have leaks. Fill one of the plastic bags with the ice cream mixture and the other with ice cubes and rock salt. You will then put the bag with the ice cream mix inside the bag of iced rock salt. You need to make sure that the bags are secured and sealed because you will need to shake the bags. The effect of the iced rock salt and the shaking will create a smooth texture for the ice cream.

The Pot Freezer

This is the old fashioned way of making ice cream, and it requires a lot of your time and patience. You will need two bowls for this process. One big bowl to be filled with ice and water, and a smaller bowl where you will place the ice cream mixture. The idea is just like with the freezer bag, only this time you will need to stir the ice cream until you get the consistency you want, just like the freeze and stir method. This may take several hours, but your anticipation for the ice cream will definitely pay off once you get the right smoothness and texture.

The Ice Cream Ball

This is a specially made ice cream maker in shape of balls with two chambers. The idea is just the same as the freezer bag and the pot freezer. You need to fill the first chamber with ice and salt, and the ice cream mixture will then go into the second chamber. You will then throw or roll the ball around, checking the consistency of the ice cream every now and then until you get your desired texture and how solid you want your ice cream to be. You will also need to scrape the edges where the ice cream mixture might go to prevent it from solidifying or crystalizing.

Traditional Ice Cream Machine

If you already have one, then making ice cream will be a breeze. Most of these machines will only need to be assembled and you just need to pour the ice cream mixture into the churning chamber. As the ice cream churns, there will be a scraper that also acts as the stirrer, making the ice cream smoother as it hardens. Make sure you scoop out all the ice cream after you get the consistency you want, otherwise you’ll have a hard time scraping any out as it will have become frozen.

These methods are easy and will help you become an ice cream expert in no time. And if you want to try out these methods, here is the Paleo apple cinnamon ice cream recipe that can be a great start of your ice cream adventures with Paleo diet. It is a combination of the fruity goodness of applesauce and the sweet cinnamon ice cream.

Easy Paleo Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Ice Cream
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A delicious tasting dessert that won't just satisfy your sweet tooth but your hunger pangs as well.
Ingredients
  • For the Ice Cream:
  • 2 Egg Yolks (preferably organic, you can use the egg whites in other dishes)
  • 13.5 oz (400 ml) Can of Coconut Milk
  • ¼ Cup (60 ml) Raw Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon (5 ml) Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 g) Cinnamon Powder
  • For the Apple Sauce:
  • 5-6 Apples – Peeled, Cored and Chopped (preferably organic, you can choose the type of apple that you want)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Raw Honey
  • ¾ Cup (175 ml) Water
  • A Dash of Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. For the Ice Cream:
  2. • You will need a medium saucepan over low heat. Combine the coconut milk and honey in the saucepan and whisk until blended well.
  3. • Add the cinnamon and vanilla extract on the coconut milk mix and stir. Remove from heat.
  4. • On a separate bowl, whisk the two egg yolks. You will then add the hot coconut mixture, a little at a time. You will also need to continuously stir the eggs so that they don't get cooked by the hot mixture. This method is also called tempering.
  5. • Once all the coconut mixture is combined with the eggs, you can put the mixture back into the saucepan and stir well. Let it cook for another 10 minutes before you then pour into a container.
  6. • Refrigerate the ice cream mixture until it has cooled completely.
  7. • You can then make the ice cream using any of the methods above. You can make the applesauce whilst you wait for the ice cream to reach the right consistency that you want.
  8. For the Applesauce:
  9. • Place a medium sized saucepan over a medium to high heat. Add the apples, water, raw honey and cinnamon and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  10. • Let the apples cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover the saucepan as you cook the apples.
  11. • Once the apples are soft and cooked, take the saucepan off the heat. Mash the apples using a potato masher. You can make it as chunky or as smooth as you want.
  12. • Let the mixture cool then chill in the refrigerator.
Once you have chilled the applesauce and you have the ice cream ready, you can assemble it in your ice cream bowl. Put as much applesauce as you want and enjoy your frozen treat! You will surely have your kids and partner loving the heat with this yummy Paleo ice cream.

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