Keep cool on the hottest of days with this easy-to-make no churn Honey Roasted Almond Vanilla Ice Cream. Made with simple ingredients and sweetened with a touch of raw, organic honey.
This post is sponsored by Heavenly Organics.
Did last weekend fly by or what? Man, it was a doozy! Fun, but I’m already looking forward to the next one so I can just kick back and relax. Perhaps I’ll kick back with a big ‘ol bowl of this delicious No Churn Honey Roasted Almond Vanilla Ice Cream!
I usually make myself some form of “nice” cream, but this time around I wanted something that felt a little more sinful, while still being totally healthy and delicious. I started brainstorming ice cream flavors thinking about what would be unique yet totally delicious. I saw almonds. Yes, must have those in my ice cream, and then I spotted a jar of Heavenly Organics Acacia Honey! Oooo… honey… almonds… honey roasted almond it is!
Let me tell you, this honey really made all the difference with this ice cream. Here’s a little background on the company:
Heavenly Organics’ honey is harvested from naturally occurring, wild beehives found deep within the forests of Northern and Central India and the Himalayas where the bees range free. These hives are located well beyond the reach of pesticides and other pollutants. Once the hives are located (one tree can have as many as 20 hives), harvesters return at night, while the bees are sleeping, to collect the honey. Harvesters brush away the sleeping bees and cut a portion of the hive away leaving the queen and the hive intact – unlike smoking, this method reduces the incidences of harming the bees, the hives, and eliminates forest fires. The hive actually regenerates within 15-20 days and is ready for additional harvests. Heavenly Organics proprietary, smoke-free and bee-friendly honey collection and production methods preserve the pollen, vitamins, minerals and enzymes found in raw honey making the brand possibly the healthiest source of honey available in the U.S.
I used their acacia honey for this particular batch of ice cream, but I’ve also been loving their neem honey and chocolate honey patties. Their chocolate patties come in six flavors (ginger, mint, almond, peanut, pomegranate and double dark chocolate), and all of them are delicous (Will tried the peanut ones for me). Each patty only has two or three ingredients, including 100% dark chocolate and raw honey. They make the perfect after-dinner treat.
They’d also make the perfect ice cream topper… just sayin!
Back to the ice cream, did I tell you it only has 5 ingredients. Yup, one hand of ingredients. Easy peasy. Oh yea, and it’s dairy free, gluten free, paleo-friendly and doesn’t require and ice cream machine!
In all honesty, there is some perfecting that can be done to this recipe. It has a bit more ice than cream to it, but I think this is a solid (and still delicious) first attempt. Stay tuned for recipe updates, though!
Moral of the story is, you should check out Heavenly Organics, you should buy some of their treats, then you should make this ice cream and add some chocolate honey patties as a bonus topping.
- 1 can full fat coconut milk, chilled overnight
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup raw, organic honey (I used Heavenly Organics)
- 1/4 cup dry roasted, unsalted almonds, chopped
- Place a mixing bowl in the freezer.
- Once it's cold, add the coconut milk and whip for several minutes.
- Then add in the almond milk, vanilla, and honey.
- Stir in the chopped almonds.
- Line a freezer safe bowl with parchment paper and pour the mixture into the bowl.
- Cover loosely with plastic wrap and then tin foil.
- Freezer for 4+ hours.
- When ready to eat, remove from freezer and allow to defrost for 25-20 minutes. If your ice cream seems icy, scoop out a bit and place it in a blender to soften up and get creamy.
- Scoop, serve, enjoy!
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Have you ever had raw honey?
This post is linked up with Meatless Mondays.