Low-Gi Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

ice cream made with coconut milk and cashews. yummmm!

I’ve Made coconut ice cream too many times to count; ever-changing it and recording the changes.  It’s always yummy, but today I was inspired by the ever popular diets which focus on the low glycemic index.  Real ice cream is about a 61. Although I do not know the total count on this, coconut milk is  41. The sweetness here comes mainly from apple. Yes, apple! Apples are a 38 on the Gi list, and have important fiber and nutrients. See also Low-Sugar(or low-Gi) Coconut Beet Ice Cream with Ginger Chocolate Chips and Low-GI Mint Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

For the ice cream:

  • 2 cans organic coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup soymilk or almond milk
  • 1/2 large gala apple, unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon coconut crystals (a granulated sugar made from the sap of a coconut tree)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia powder
  • 1/2 cup  unsweetened shredded coconut


For the chocolate chips: (alternatively you can use cacoa nibs)

  • 1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia or a couple of packets, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Put all ice cream ingredients, except coconut, into a Vitamix or  other powerful blender; pulverize until smooth. Pour into an ice cream freezer; follow manufacturer’s instructions. Add in the coconut and the chocolate chips (see recipe below)  just before you turn off the machine. Serve right away or scoop ice cream into a seal-tight container and freeze. Remove a little while before you want it though, because it will get pretty hard.

For the chocolate chips, stir the coconut oil, stevia and almond extract into the chocolate. Scrape onto a small piece of foil; place in  the freezer. Remove after a few minutes; using a chef’s knife, chop the chocolate. If the chocolate is very hard, you will most likely end up with shavings—this is a good thing!


About Fit, Healthy, Happy Home

I now more than ever dedicate all that I do to the Lord and His purposes. As a trainer and natural foods consultant, mother of 3 and wife to an anointed husband, My blog reflects my walk with God and what He gave us, and how to prepare foods the best way possible, and my desire to get others in shape.
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