(Paleo) Very Berry Ice Cream

August 12, 2015

(Paleo) Very Berry Ice Cream
I wrote the last post while sitting in a café in Berlin, this time around I’m in the lounge in Munich airport waiting to board.
Like many, I have a love/hate relationship with airports. Now, I know many people have a hate/hate relationship, but I definitely can see more the benefits.
Take Munich airport for instance. It’s gorgeous. Most glass and an open design, there are stores and restaurants a plenty. There’s free unlimited Wi-Fi with a powerful signal (JFK when will you ever learn?) It also offers travellers armrest-free seating and quiet rest areas with reclining seats. Super comfy. What possibly could you want more?

Mixed berries
But the thing I love about airports is that there time stands still.
You’re in a confined space, with plenty of time on your hands.
You can browse the shops, get something to eat or drink, read the New York Times from front to back (when was the last time I’ve done this?), score a twenty-minute massage (pure bliss), even get a haircut.
Unless you’re one of those of workaholics that ever feel the pressure to respond to emails or get work done while in the departure lounge. I mean, I can understand it during a business trip, but on holidays? Really?
Anyways here I am, in Munich airport, waiting to board, writing a post for TIY — which never feels like working btw.
Oh, I also have a humongous Bierkrug filled to the brim with delicious German beer (so not paleo, so really what I wanted/needed!) Which makes this experience even more pleasant.
(Paleo) Very Berry Ice Cream
The night before I left for Berlin I made a good batch of this (Paleo) Very Berry Ice Cream.
It’s one of the easiest ice cream recipes ever. OK, not as simple as this one, but still.
Summer means fresh berries are available in abundance. Also, since they are in season, they’re bursting with that unique sweet but tart taste. I wonder how something so delicious can also be good for you.
Berries lend their beautiful color and flavor to this ice cream all the while coconut milk gives a light creamy texture. So delish!
You know what’s the hardest part of this rad ice-cream? The waiting. So hard to wait.
Fortunately I have some waiting for me in the freeze. As soon as I’m home, I’ll grab a spoon and dig in.
Maybe it’ll make me miss Berlin a little less. Maybe. Probably not.
(Paleo) Very Berry Ice Cream
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Note. I don't mind the raspberry seeds. But if you do, sieve the berry mixture before putting in the blender with the other ingredients.

Ingredients
Serves 8

2 ½ cups fresh mixed berries (I used a mix of raspberries and blueberries)
½ cup maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
2 cans full fat coconut milk (I used BPA-free coconut milk)
½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

In a medium pot combine berries, maple syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce to a gentle simmer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the berries begin to burst.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Add berry mixture, coconut milk, and vanilla extract to a blender. Process until smooth and creamy.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Serve immediately or transfer to a covered container and store in the freezer. Let the ice cream thaw in the refrigeration for at least 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 229 calories, 16 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of protein.

29 comments:

  1. Mike, you sure know how to make the best of an airport! My daughter and I love to walk around and people watch - yes - we are those weirdos you will catch trying to stare at you, but trying to do it and not be too obvious - but, I haven't ever gotten a massage in one - or a haircut - maybe if I was able to sit still long enough!
    Safe travels back and this is one heck on an ice cream to come home too!

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    1. So you guys are some sort of airport voyeurs...interesting...

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  2. Delicious! Love that it is dairy free since I can't seem to do ice cream these days. I'm thrilled to hear about your review of the Munich airport since we'll be there next month. Exciting!

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    1. You're going to be in Munich? That's exciting!

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  3. Looks amazing! I just got an ice cream maker for the summer, and have loved creating new flavors. I'll have to try this this weekend! xoxo, Haley

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    1. I love my ice-cream maker, it's the best!

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  4. You can always buy an umbrella in airports too, for your prominent collection, haha:) That's delicious and luscious ice cream, Mike! I love adding coconut milk, and it works awesome in fruit ice cream. Beautiful pictures too!

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    1. You're absolutely right Ben, I should buy umbrellas in airport. That makes total sense!

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  5. Hi Mike, I'm a people watcher so I am always entertained at the airport, love this ice cream, berries are the best.

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    1. So you're just like Shashi, just another airport voyeur...

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  6. This looks fantastic Mike, the pictures are amazing as always!

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  7. This ice cream looks so refreshing and summery! Looks like such a great way to remind us that summer's not yet over! ;) Thanks for sharing! Pinned! :D

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  8. "You take it on faith, you take it to the heart. The waiting is the hardest part." Now that Tom Petty is in my head for the rest of the day, can I just say how awesome this ice cream looks? I mean, it would probably be better with a German beer beside it...but I'll settle for just a bowl by itself. Hope you had an awesome time in Munich, and welcome back! #WolfpackWaits

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    1. Aw man, I love Tom Petty. He's so the man. Now I got his song stuck in my head too...

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  9. What a great color this ice cream has. I'm sure you're missing Berlin but it must feel good to be back home, right?

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  10. I like you airport outlook, my experiences have been more on the rushing around frantically and missing flights due to ice storms and whatever else always seems to happen! I can't wait for your Berlin update and this ice cream looks just perfect for the 99ºF day we're having!

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  11. I'm with you, I have a love/hate relationship with airports... but I probably fall more on the 30/70 in favor of hate side. So many people... it makes me a bit uneasy. However, I have a 100% LOVE relationship with this ice cream!! This looks and sounds STELLAR! I love that you added coconut milk, I bet that adds such a nice creaminess AND a yummy note of flavor! Have to add this to my list of "must make soon"! Pinned! Hope you traveled safely and the ice cream in your fridge made you miss Berlin a lil' less! Cheers!

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    1. Eating ice-cream helps, but Berlin is took my heart...

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  12. I'm the same - I love airports when I am going away somewhere exciting, or when I am returning home from a semester at uni, but they aren't so fun when you are coming home from holiday or in the middle of transit and your body clock is completely stuffed and you feel a bit like death. Sorry, that was a little rambly - BUT these ice cream look amazing!! Berry coconut is such a good combination, definitely saving to try - my Dad is dairy-free so I am always on the look out for good ice cream recipes!

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    1. If you do make it for your dad, please report back!

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  13. You've got me looking forward to hot Summer weather and seasonal berries right now Mike.. this paleo ice cream looks VERY delicious.

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    1. It's grueling hot here today, I'm so jealous that it's still winter on your side of the world!

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  14. This looks delicious....and I don't really even LIKE ice cream! Time to go dig out that disused Doniver Ice Cream maker...

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