Probiotic Chocolate Ice Cream

Probiotic Chocolate Ice Cream

Probiotic Chocolate Ice Cream

Probiotic Honey Sweetened Chocolate Ice Cream {GAPS Legal}

For Christmas we got an ice cream maker…and what a wonderful investment that has proved to be! I love ice cream…what’s not to love! My son also loves ice cream, and since being on the GAPS diet we have really missed it. We have done some banana ice cream…and it’s good, we like it, I have even made it chocolate. But since we can actually have milk and cream, I thought we were really missing out on something we could all enjoy and stay true to our diet at the same time…so alas…now we can!  

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Probiotic Chocolate Ice Cream

Now not all GAPS patients can have dairy, it’s really an individual thing. And the type of dairy you consume is extremely important. I am a big proponent for raw milk so when I make ice cream I always use raw milk and raw cream.  The most important consideration with milk is what the cow that made the milk is eating.  You don’t have to get raw milk to find grass-fed cows milk, but raw is so much better for so many reasons.  If you can’t get raw milk, or aren’t comfortable with using it, then at least try and get grass-fed cows milk that hopefully isn’t homogenized, or substitute with coconut milk!  Regular dairy at most grocery stores is simply not good for you. It’s been heavily processed just like any other processed foods, and the nutrition has been depleted from the process. Not only that, but most mass manufactured milk comes from very unhealthy cows. They are fed mainly GMO grain, given hormones and treated awfully which leads to toxins in the milk, and milk that is very difficult to digest. So for this ice cream to be healthy, you really must use quality dairy from a trusted source, from healthy cows, treated humanely and raw if possible! Otherwise, coconut milk will work perfectly…it just might not be quite as rich.

Ok…enough about that! I could go on and on about quality of milk and dairy products. I’ll spare you all of that and get right to this yummy ice cream! To be GAPS legal it’s got to be sweetened only with raw honey, use only raw dairy (A2 Beta Casein dairy from Guernsey cows at that…even better!) and I managed to sneak in a some probiotics and rich antioxidants as well and still manage to have really excellent chocolate ice cream at the same time. So it’s delicious and nutritious!  Hooray!

This treat is also an excellent way to get some probiotics in your kiddos. You can put powdered probiotics, or I like to add in my homemade plain kefir. If you can’t get plain kefir, or you don’t want to use cow’s milk kefir, you can also make your own kefir with coconut milk!  It’s very simple.  You can get grains or starter cultures from Cultures for Health and they are inexpensive and reusable!  You never notice it’s in there and freezing kefir does not cause it to lose its probiotic benefits!

Probiotic Chocolate Ice Cream
Serves 6
This delicious treat is a wonderful way to enjoy the antioxidant benefits of raw honey and raw cacao and also sneak in some probiotic benefits as well!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups heavy raw cream
  2. 1 ¼ cups raw milk
  3. ½ cup cacao powder
  4. ½ cup raw honey
  5. 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  6. ¼ tsp turmeric powder, or a few drops of turmeric tincture
  7. ¼ cup plain kefir
  8. ½ tsp vanilla
  9. ¼ tsp xantham gum
Instructions
  1. Over low heat cook the cream along with ½ cup of the raw milk and slowly whisk in the cacao powder and honey.
  2. Cook on low until mixture combines completely and becomes smooth. If you are using the coconut oil add it in at this time and allow it to melt into the mixture.
  3. Then add in the turmeric and remove from heat. Let sit to cool and when cool enough place into the refrigerator for an hour or two until cooled completely.
  4. Once cooled, remove from fridge and whisk in the remaining ¾ cup of raw milk, ¼ cup kefir, vanilla and xantham gum then pour into your ice cream machine and follow the instructions for the machine.
  5. Mine is the Cuisinart and I just turn it on for about 30 minutes until it’s pretty thick and creamy and then transfer to a freezer safe container and place in the freezer.
  6. It should take a few more hours for it to be good and frozen.
Notes
  1. You can easily make vanilla ice cream with this recipe by leaving out the cacao powder and upping the vanilla extract to 1 tsp. If you want to make vanilla ice cream instead, you won’t need to heat it up as much or for as long to get just the honey to incorporate!
Adapted from All Day I Dream About Food
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