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Monday, 29 June 2015

Coconut and Mango Ice Cream - A Taste Of Summer Delight

Coconut and Mango Ice Cream | ditchthecarbs.com

Well, we are back after a lovely few days away. Many thanks to all of you who left much appreciated comments on the And We're Off post ... more on that soon! In the meantime, with a heatwave predicted for parts of the UK later this week, I thought this recipe idea may come in handy.

For all those of you who love ice cream, but would rather it be lower in carbohydrates than your usual ice cream, may just want to give this super recipe idea a try. "It has a clean fresh taste,and with no sugar, preservatives or colourings," ... it's a hit ... why not give it a try and see what you think !

COCONUT AND MANGO ICE CREAM - LOW CARB, DAIRY FREE

PREP TIME
10 mins
COOK TIME
5 mins
TOTAL TIME
15 mins

A fresh low carb, dairy free ice cream for the summer. The sweetness of the mango and the rich coconut cream makes for a beautiful combination. Perhaps you wouldn't usually have mango's because they are higher in sugars than most fruit, but this is 50/50 with coconut cream so the carb count isn't too high.


Serves: 4-6

INGREDIENTS:
1 mango sliced and frozen
1 400ml can coconut cream frozen into ice cube trays

INSTRUCTIONS:
Take the frozen mango and coconut cream out of the freezer, and allow to slightly defrost for 10 minutes.
I use my Yonanas machine to churn them alternately through the chute and turn it into frozen 'ice cream'.
If you don't have a Yonanas machine, you can place the frozen mango and frozen coconut cream into a food processor with the blade attachment and pulse unit it resembles ice cream consistency.
Serve immediately.

NOTES:
A higher carb dessert, but dairy free, no added sugar, unprocessed and packed with vitamins A and C.
Sprinkle with dark chocolate chips and coconut flakes.

NUTRITION INFORMATION:
Serving size: 1 serve Fat: 14.4g Carbohydrates: 13.4g Sugar: 11.5g

This is a very nice recipe idea from Libby, some words and pictures are hers. As she points out it has a slightly higher carb content than some desserts. If you are a diabetic please bear this in mind and always test your blood sugar readings.

All the best Jan

8 comments:

tess said...

I hope you two had a lovely holiday! That ice cream recipe sounds really delightful -- it occurred to me that after pulsing them together in the food-processor, putting them into molds and back in the freezer would be a great way to serve after dinner (when the BG impact would be lowest)....

Marc E said...

Yum!

Jo said...

I don't eat very much ice cream but I do enjoy it when I fancy it and coconut and mango sounds lovely. Looking forward to hearing more about your time away.

Red Rose Alley said...

Coconut and mango ice cream - Yummy! This is perfect for summer. Jan, when I come over and visit I notice that the computer freezes on me, not sure why. Just thought I'd let you know; maybe it's something on your end.

It has been hot here lately, and it's supposed to be in the 100's this week. This ice cream sure sounds good right now.

Have a nice week, Jan.

~Sheri

Carla from The River said...

I love to make my homemade ice cream. I have not tried this flavor. I will. It will go well with our Summer activities. :-)
Carla

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Tess - we had a lovely time away, thank you. Coconut and Mango ice-cream can be enjoyed anytime but as an after dinner treat ... just perfect !


Hi Marc - thanks for your comment. Definitely Yum!


Hi Jo - the blend of these tastes works well, so I hope you enjoy it should you get around to trying out the recipe idea. I will be doing a blog post about our days away soon - must sort the pictures out.


Hi Sheri - thanks for your comment, sorry to hear your computer freezes ... not sure if it's our end or not, do please keep persevering as I love to read your comments. Your temperature of 100 sounds too hot although we may experience some in the 90's later this week. I will do my best to sit in the shade and enjoy some coconut and mango ice cream.
Hope your week goes well.


Hi Carla - many thanks for your comment. Hope you do get to try out this flavour ice cream, it's perfect for active summer days.


Many thanks to you all for reading, and special thanks to those who left a comment.

All the best Jan

Gloria Baker said...

Delicious Jan!! I love mangos!!!
really good!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Gloria - many thanks for having a look at this recipe idea ... glad you liked it.

Hope your week is going well

All the best Jan