The Healthiest Ice Cream You’ve Ever Had: Turmeric And Coconut

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Ice cream could possibly be the world’s most favorite dessert. Having said that, it often comes prepared and packed with many ingredients that do the body no good, such as artificial colors, saturated fats, excess sugars and others.

However, there are many ways in which you can turn your ice cream into a healthy treat that will both taste and feel good.

Benefits of Turmeric and Coconut

Turmeric is a yellow pigmented curry spice, often used in Indian cuisine. It’s rich in antioxidants and high in anti-inflammatory properties. It also increases disease resistance, specifically to cancer.

The compound curcumin in turmeric is largely responsible for these benefits. Don’t worry about the spice taste; it’s not enough to throw off the taste of the ice cream!

Even if you’ve never been to the tropics, you’re bound to have seen a coconut. This large round, brown fruit comes from palm trees, and when opened, they contain coconut water inside a white center.

They contain a high concentration of electrolytes and antioxidants. Good for cardiovascular health because it lowers total cholesterol. It also contains antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer properties, meaning that combining the two is bound to do wonders for your health.

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Golden Milk Turmeric Ice Cream

Cook Time: 24 hrs

Prep time: 15 min

Serves: 8 cups

What you need

  • 14oz of coconut milk
  • 7oz of coconut cream (or ½ cup of coconut yogurt)
  • 1 cup of raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons raw pecans (more if you want toppings)
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoons. cardamom

What to do

  1. Soak cashews in a bowl of water for a minimum of 2 hours until soggy
  2. While they soak, layer a pan with parchment paper allowing the ends to hang over the side and place in the freezer
  3. Drain cashews and add to a blender with all the other ingredients
  4. Blend on high until pecans and cashews are broken down, and everything is combined
  5. Pour the mixture into the frozen pan
  6. Place in the freezer overnight to harden
  7. Remove from the freezer, top with more pecans if desired, and serve

A couple of extra things to keep in mind are you can use an ice cream maker for this if you wish. No churning is involved as the cashews, and coconut milk makes it thick and creamy. It’ll be less creamy, but cashews and pecans can be removed.

Who knew homemade ice cream could be so simple? Don’t be hesitant the next time you reach for a late night snack, this is one you’ll feel great about during and after!

Looking for another great way of including turmeric in your diet? Try this Curcumin Extract Powder! Curcumin is a derivative of turmeric. A natural antioxidant, it has anti-inflammatory properties that benefit overall health.

Nothing gets as easy as this! The ice cream tastes amazing, provides a bunch of health benefits and it is the easiest recipe to make. Honestly, what more could you ask for?

Source: theheartysoul

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