This guest post from Katie features nourishing ingredients and is sure to cool you down on a hot day. I use the Cuisinart ice cream and sorbet maker and love it! It is well used and loved in this family. You can also use this method to make ice cream without an ice cream maker. – Kimi
Summer days always have me dreaming of ice cream. I think it goes back to summers spent at my grandparent’s house, making ice cream in their old hand crank machine. The ice cream was delicious! I still like to make it today but thanks to modern appliances a batch of ice cream can be whipped out in less than 30 minutes!
This ice cream will give you a little taste of the Middle East. It is a twist on halva, a candy that is often made from tahini (roasted sesame seed paste). Not only is this dessert easy to make but it is full of nourishing ingredients as well. Raw milk and cream are always preferred but pasteurized will taste just as good. If you can’t have dairy, try substituting the cream and milk for two cans of full fat coconut milk.
Tahini and Honey Ice Cream
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
½ cup tahini
½ cup raw honey
1 TBS vanilla extract
1 TBS arrowroot powder (optional for extra creaminess)
¼ tsp salt
Add all the ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until everything is completely incorporated. Pour into a frozen ice cream canister and freeze according to the manufactures instruction. The ice cream should be done in about 20 minutes. You can enjoy it soft from the maker or allow it to firm up “ripen” in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours.
Katie Stanley is a dorm “mama” to 12 amazing girls ages 8 to 18 at a home and school for the Deaf in Baja California, Mexico. She and her “hijas” can be frequently found in the kitchen, the garden or making friends with their new chickens. She loves to read, hike the hills near her home and spend time with her girls. In her spare time Katie blogs at Mexican Wildflower about nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living, the Deaf, raising her girls and encouraging other women in their walk with Christ.