This year summer has come in with a blast of heat and this raspberry swirl coconut ice cream is perfect!I am especially needing a cold and refreshing snack. Here is a dairy free ice cream that is so delicious you will not miss regular ice cream at all. Though it needs no dressing up, I added a raspberry swirl to sweeten the deal.
The additional of coconut cream makes this recipe rock. This coconut cream is so thick you can eat it with a fork! And this product has no additives or gums!
Be aware that if you are using cans of coconut milk, there is probably some gum product in it even if it is not listed on the label.
Fats are categorized as either short-, medium-, or long-chain depending on how many carbon molecules they contain. Up to two-thirds of the saturated fat in coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which have antimicrobial properties, are easily digested by the body for quick energy, and are beneficial to the immune system.
Far from being dangerous, the saturated fat in coconut oil is actually health promoting.
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Lauric and palmitic fatty acids are found in mother’s breast milk and help protect the infant against pathogens. Studies have shown the antimicrobial benefits of coconut oil.
Clearly the medium chain triglycerides in coconut products are extremely beneficial.Print